The End of Death, Volume 1; blog reference
The End of Death, Volume 1; copyright 2014

All fear and need to control arise from the fundamental and unconscious fear of God (Love). This single unrecognized fear underlies every fear and concern that we appear to experience. The ego paradigm, the world we perceive, was made and is sustained exclusively by our fear of God; being the profound fear of Love itself. Without this extreme fear of Love, there could be no suffering, no sickness, no scarcity and no death.

Our journey of returning to Love depends upon our desire and vigilance to undo this fear of God. That means seeing and releasing the unconscious guilt responsible for feeding the ego’s relentless drive for unconscious self-attack; in the forms of pain, sickness, conflict, scarcity and death. The essential state necessary for us to remember God’s Love is the experience and knowing of our own (and others) complete ‘guiltlessness.’ And our original state of guiltlessness is only returned to our awareness as we apply forgiveness. Repeated forgiveness of all that we projected onto our bodies, others, God and the world.

As we retrieve and sincerely give over our mistaken projections of self-attack, fear must fall away. And as fear is undone the memory of our safety and invulnerability is restored. Undoing our projections through accepting Atonement reveals the embodied experience that we already have everything because we are everything. In other words, we remember that we are God’s Self and thus share in the one Power of God’s Love. Here, our Divine innocence is reflected everywhere because we have finally forgiven ourselves for having used the world to attack us.

Yet this is not innocence as the world recognizes it. From the ego’s perspective my innocence depends upon another’s guilt. My innocence is always bought at the cost of another’s guilt. Yet Divine guiltlessness recognizes that no one is guilty. It knows that all guilt I seem to see out there rests consistently on having seen it first within. In denying it and attempting to get rid of it, I project it outward and seem then to see it in others, the body, the past and the world. I cannot possibly perceive attack in any form unless firstly I harbor the guilty intent within. Hence all attack is always self-attack regardless of the circumstances. Unconsciously we agree to use others, the body and the world to attack ourselves. This keeps us from ever having to look inward at the solitary cause of all perceived suffering.

To some, guilt seems to manifest itself within. We become our harshest critic, full of self-judgment. Remember this; guilt is guilt. Regardless of whether it is projected outside or within. It is still attack. And where attack is, Love is not. Self-judgment is just as lethal as judgment of others. It’s the ego’s attempt to keep us apart from the Source of all Love, from our Holy Self. At some point we need to say, “no” to this insane critic. You will still hear these judgments but you and only ‘you’ possess the power not to believe its judgments any longer.

Jesus says that if we believe that we are guilty, or that anyone else is, then we must believe that Jesus is guilty also. Yet if he conquered guilt and overcome the world, then we were there with him.

“Let me be to you the symbol of the end of guilt, and look upon your brother as you would look on me. Forgive me all the sins you think the Son of God committed. And in the light of your forgiveness he will remember who he is, and forget what never was. I ask for your forgiveness, for if you are guilty, so must I be. But if I surmounted guilt and overcame the world, you were with me.” T-19.IV.B.6:1-5

While I harbor guilt I will always project this self-attack outward onto my body, others or the world. In fact the way I get to keep and increase this guilt is to project it outward, seeing it out there. Remember that giving is indeed receiving; because the cost of giving is receiving. The body and world are not ‘out there’ but in our mind. Everything we share, we give to ourselves. What we give we keep. Projection of guilt is the way we keep it. That is why it’s so important to practice observing when our buttons are pushed and when we blame the body, our self, another or the world for our seeming distress.

Believing the cause of suffering is out there immediately alerts us that we’ve rejected the true cause (our guilt). And we will continue to place the blame everywhere but within our own mind. This is how the ego distracts us from finding and healing the only cause of all our suffering.

“As long as you believe that guilt is justified in any way, in anyone, whatever he may do, you will not look within, where you would always find Atonement. The end of guilt will never come as long as you believe there is a reason for it.” T-13.X.6:1-2

We mistakenly believe that we are not whole or happy without both guilt and guiltlessness. Our distorted perception thrives on valuing both. But the truth is that only guiltlessness as the relinquishment of judgment, will restore our wholeness and happiness. Jesus speaks of both guilt and guiltlessness here:

“You do not want either alone, for without both you do not see yourself as whole and therefore happy. Yet you are whole only in your guiltlessness, and only in your guiltlessness can you be happy. There is no conflict here. To wish for guilt in any way, in any form, will lose appreciation of the value of your guiltlessness, and push it from your sight.” T-14.III.2:3-6

When we’re tempted to see our guilt out there instead of within our mistaken perception, we need to remember that if we see blame out there in the body, another or the world, we will unconsciously ‘expect’ punishment. And because we expect it, we will manifest it.

“Whenever the pain of guilt seems to attract you, remember that if you yield to it, you are deciding against your happiness, and will not learn how to be happy. Say therefore, to yourself, gently, but with the conviction born of the Love of God and of His Son:

What I experience I will make manifest.

If I am guiltless, I have nothing to fear.

 I choose to testify to my acceptance of the Atonement, not to its rejection.

 I would accept my guiltlessness by making it manifest and sharing it.

Let me bring peace to God’s Son from his Father.” T-14.III.3:3-9

Note: Click here for the Atonement (forgiveness) process

The ego cannot fathom the Divine’s interpretation of guiltlessness. It’s an impossibility for the ego. Fear is the ego’s means of sustaining it’s world of deprivation and death. Yet fear could not exist if we did not first choose to project unconscious guilt. Guilt is the personified fear of retaliation by God; the terror of punishment together with the ‘expectation’ and consequent manifestation of that self-attack in its many seeming forms. This deep and un-remedied fear of God is at the root of all our suffering including physical death.

Fear is the direct by-product of guilt. Fear cannot exist without guilt to spawn it. That is why true guiltlessness is invulnerability. In guiltlessness there can be no fear and therefore, no attack.

Much of our guilt and the subsequent unconscious self-attack that it projects comes from the habit of making decisions alone, without consulting Spirit within. These decisions are judgments based upon getting the ego’s needs met. And anything we do to meet the ego’s needs will cause suffering. As you can see, the ego’s cycle of guilt and fear is self-destructive.

Prayer: “Spirit, please reveal to me my guiltlessness. Show me that there is nothing to fear.  Increase my trust in you and help me embrace your miraculous perception. In which ways do I unconsciously defend myself from Love? In which areas of my life do I compartmentalize apart from you? Please help undo my perception of attack/judgment, and let me rest in certain knowing that my perfect safety lies only in my defenselessness.” Amen.

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