It is only the lonely and alone, who see their brothers different from themselves. It is this difference, seen but not real, that makes the need for sin, not real but seen, seem justified. And all this would be real, if sin were so.
Sin is a strictly individual perception, seen in the other, yet believed by each to be within himself. And each one seems to make a different error, and one the other cannot understand. Brothers, it IS the same, MADE by the same, and forgiven for its maker in the SAME way.
An unholy relationship is based on difference where each one thinks the other has what he has not.
They come together, each to complete himself and rob the other. They stay until they think there’s nothing left to steal, and then move on. And so, they wander through a world of strangers, UNLIKE themselves, living with their bodies perhaps beneath a common roof that shelters neither, in the same room and yet a world apart.
A holy relationship starts from a different premise. Each one has looked within and seen NO lack. Accepting his completion, he would extend it by joining with another, whole as himself.
He sees no differences between these selves, for differences are only of the body. Therefore, he looks on nothing he would take.
The power of the Sons of God is operating all the time, because they were created as creators. Their influence on each other is without limit and must be used for their joint salvation. Each one must learn to teach that all forms of rejection are utterly meaningless.
The wholeness of God, which is His peace, cannot be appreciated except by a whole mind, which recognizes the wholeness of God’s creation and by this recognition knows its Creator.
Exclusion and separation are synonymous. So are separation and dissociation. The separation was and is dissociation, and also that once it had occurred, projection became its main defense, or the device which keeps it going. The reason, however, may not be as clear to you as you think.
What you project you disown, and therefore do not believe is yours. You are therefore excluding yourself from it, by the very statement you are making that you are DIFFERENT from someone else.
Since you have also judged against what you project, you attack it because you have already attacked it by rejecting it. By doing this unconsciously, you try to keep the fact that you must have attacked yourself first out of awareness, and thus imagine that you have made yourself safe.
Projection will ALWAYS hurt you. It reinforces your belief in your own split mind, and its only purpose is to keep the separation going. It is solely a device of the ego to make you feel DIFFERENT from your brothers and separated from them.