The Holy Spirit Your Reinterpreter
Apart from the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit has no function. He is not separate from either, being in the mind of both, and knowing that Mind is one.
He is a thought of God, and God has GIVEN Him to you because He has NO thoughts He does not share.
His message speaks of timelessness in time, and that is why Christ’s vision looks on everything with love. Yet even Christ’s vision is not His reality.
You have interpreted the separation as a means which you have made for BREAKING your communication with your Father.
The Holy Spirit re-interprets it as a means of reestablishing what has NOT been broken, but HAS been made obscure.
All things you made have use to Him, for His most holy purpose. He KNOWS you are not separate from God, but He perceives much in your mind,that lets you THINK you are.
The Holy Spirit is the mediator between the interpretations of the ego and the knowledge of the Soul. Its ability to deal with symbols enables it to work AGAINST the ego’s beliefs in its own language.
Its equal ability to look BEYOND symbols into eternity also enables it to understand the laws of God, for which it speaks.
It can thus perform the function of RE-INTERPRETING what the ego makes, not by destruction, but by understanding.
Understanding is light, and light leads to knowledge. The Holy Spirit is IN light, because it is IN YOU who ARE light.
But you yourselves do not know this.
You cannot understand yourselves alone. This is because you have no meaning apart from your rightful place in the Sonship.
The Holy Spirit serves Christ’s purpose in your mind, so that the aim of specialness CAN be corrected where the error lies.
Because His purpose still is One with both the Father AND the Son, He KNOWS the Will of God, and what you REALLY will.
But this is understood by mind PERCEIVED as one, AWARE that it is one, AND SO EXPERIENCED.
It is the Holy Spirit’s function to teach you HOW this Oneness is experienced; WHAT you must do that it can BE experienced; and WHERE you should go to do it.
It is apparent that a mind so split could NEVER be the teacher of a Oneness Which unites ALL things within Itself.
And so what IS within this mind, and DOES unite all things together MUST be its teacher. Yet must It use the language which this mind can understand in the condition which it THINKS it is. And It must use all learning to transfer illusions TO the truth, taking all FALSE ideas of what you are, and leading you BEYOND them to the truth that IS beyond them.
All this can very simply be reduced to this: What is the same can NOT be different, and what is One can NOT have separate parts.
The Holy Spirit’s teaching takes only one direction, and has only one goal. His direction is freedom, and His goal is God. But He cannot conceive of God without YOU, because it was not God’s Will to BE without you.
When you have learned that your will IS God’s, you could no more will to be without Him than He could will to be without YOU.
This IS freedom and this IS joy. Deny YOURSELF this, and you ARE denying God His Kingdom, because He created you FOR this.
When we said, “All power and glory are yours because the Kingdom is His,” this is what we meant: The Will of God is without limit, and all power and glory lie within it. It is boundless in strength and in love and in peace. It has no boundaries because its extension is unlimited, and it encompasses all things because it CREATED all things.
By CREATING all things, it made them PART OF ITSELF. YOU are the Will of God, because this is how you were created.
Because your Creator creates only like Himself, you ARE like Him.
You are part of Him who IS all power and glory and are therefore as unlimited as He is.
To what else EXCEPT all power and glory can the Holy Spirit appeal to restore God’s Kingdom?
His appeal then, is merely to what the Kingdom is, and for its own acknowledgment of, what it is.
When you acknowledge THIS, you bring the acknowledgment automatically to everyone, because YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED EVERYONE.
By your recognition you awaken theirs, and through theirs YOURS is extended.
If you WANT understanding and enlightenment you WILL learn it, because your will to learn it is your decision to listen to the Teacher who KNOWS of light and can therefore TEACH IT TO YOU.
This One but points to an ALTERNATIVE, ANOTHER way of looking at what he has seen before, and recognizes as the world in which he lives, and thought he understood before. Now MUST he question this, because the form of the alternative is one which he can NOT deny, nor overlook, nor fail completely to perceive at all.
To each his special function is designed to be perceived as possible, and more and more desired as it PROVES to him, that it is an alternative he WANTS. From this position does his sinfulness, and ALL the sin he sees within the world, offer him less and less. Until he comes to understand it COST him sanity, and stands BETWEEN him and whatever hope he has of BEING sane. Nor is he left without ESCAPE from madness, for he has a special part in EVERYONE’S escape. He can no more be left outside, WITHOUT a special function in the hope of peace, than could the Father overlook His Son, and pass him by in careless thoughtlessness.
Be certain any answer to a problem the Holy Spirit solves will ALWAYS be one in which NO-ONE loses. And this MUST be true BECAUSE He asks no sacrifice of anyone. An answer which demands the slightest loss to ANYONE has not RESOLVED the problem, but has added TO it, and made it greater, HARDER to resolve, AND MORE UNFAIR.
It is impossible the Holy Spirit could SEE unfairness as a resolution. To Him, what is unfair must be corrected BECAUSE it is unfair. And EVERY error is a perception in which one, at least, is seen unfairly. Thus is justice NOT accorded to the Son of God.
The Holy Spirit’s problem solving is the way in which the problem ENDS. It has been solved BECAUSE it has been met with justice. And UNTIL it has, it will recur because it has NOT yet been solved. The principle that justice MEANS no-one can lose is crucial.
God gave His Teacher to REPLACE the one you made, NOT to CONFLICT with it. And what He would replace HAS BEEN replaced.
Now in the hands made gentle by His touch, the Holy Spirit lays a picture of a DIFFERENT you. It is a picture of a body still, for what you REALLY are can not be seen nor pictured. But THIS one has NOT been used for purpose of attack, and therefore never suffered pain at all. IT witnesses to the eternal truth that you can not BE hurt, and points BEYOND itself to both YOUR innocence and HIS.