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Chapter 14: Teaching for Truth

Section V: The Circle of Atonement

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What happens as we play our part in the circle of Atonement?

With the Atonement, all of our mind will be transformed into a radiant message of God’s Love, shared with all. The circle of Atonement excludes no one, being the principle of oneness. God does not will that we be separate from Him and so we remain forever changeless in His oneness. Our acceptance of this is the Atonement.

Though we have denied our oneness, the Holy Spirit remains in our mind, bringing us God’s eternal message of our innocence and His Love for us. “The only part of your mind that has reality is the part that links you still with God.” (1:1) We learn the Holy Spirit’s lesson of unity and innocence by applying it to everyone. When we do this without exception, the Atonement is accomplished and we remember our place in Heaven. Thus our part in the Atonement is to give a single message to all: “God’s Son is guiltless.” (2:1) This is the path to freedom from guilt. This is what we are to learn by teaching.

How do we teach and what do we teach?

We teach through demonstration. “Your only calling here is to devote yourself, with active willingness, to the denial of guilt in all its forms. To accuse is not to understand.” (3:5-6) We demonstrate guiltlessness by allowing no thoughts of condemnation to remain in our minds. Thus we teach the innocence that is the right of all God’s creation.

In order to be a teacher of innocence what must we remember?

The ego’s judgments deny the purity of God’s Son because they attempt to bring guilt to the eternally innocent. If we would remember our true inheritance as part of God’s Kingdom, we must not accept the ego’s judgments as our own. We must remember the purity of every part of the Sonship, which remains innocent as God created It. As we accept the miracle by letting the Holy Spirit show us the innocence beyond the veil of our misperception, we become teachers of innocence. “Yet those who have failed to learn need teaching, not attack.” (5:7) If we judge another, we are unable to see the innocence in them and thus do not learn of our own innocence.

As we learn to see everyone as the Holy Spirit sees them, we join His single purpose of release from guilt. This release overcomes all pain, all trials, all fear. As we see that everyone is still as God created them — whole, perfect and complete — we heal and are healed. We experience the peace that comes with this acknowledgment. We experience the circle of Atonement. “The power of God draws everyone to its safe embrace of love and union. Stand quietly within this circle, and attract all tortured minds to join with you in the safety of its peace and holiness.” (8:5-6)

How do we join Jesus in the circle of Atonement?

Jesus is asking us to join with him in the circle of Atonement. In the circle we teach peace and remember our Father’s power that is given us. In this way we, “Restore to God His Son as He created him, by teaching him his innocence.” (9:10) As long as we perceive ourselves or anyone as outside the circle, crucifixion is our goal. “Whom you perceive as guilty you would crucify.” (10:4) We must turn all our judgments over to the Holy Spirit and let Him judge on our behalf. He will show us our brother’s innocence and thus teach us of ours.
This is how we become teachers of peace and join the holy circle of Atonement. Jesus says, “Come gladly to the holy circle, and look out in peace on all who think they are outside. Cast no one out, for here is what he seeks along with you. Come, let us join him in the holy place of peace which is for all of us, united as one within the Cause of peace.” (11:7-9)

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