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The Holy Spirit is in our mind because It is the truth of what we are. The ego is in our mind only because we have accepted it there, but not because it belongs there. Since the Holy Spirit is in our mind and evaluates truly, we can accept the true evaluation of everything.
We accept the ego in our mind when we believe in its thought system founded on separation. In order for the ego to continue to have residence in our mind we must continue to believe in separation. Acting lovingly is a threat to the thought system of separation because Love is universal and impersonal and does not recognize the separation of uniqueness and specialness. Thus the thought system of separation is left homeless when we accept the oneness of Love.
Under the “threat” of losing its “home,” the thought system of separation perceives a need to defend against accepting and giving universal Love. All of the weapons the ego attempts to use against Love are founded in some way on the belief in separation. It may seek to reinforce the seeming reality of the body by making pain and illness. It may point out your flaws and frailties to reinforce your belief in littleness and weakness. It may stimulate anger, which reflects the underlying guilt to which it condemns you.
The myriad forms these attempts take all come from the thought system of separation, which can only be held in place by maintaining belief in it. Clearly it would be fruitless to ask the thought system of separation how to let it go. That is why we must look beyond the ego thought system to the Holy Spirit in our minds for help.
The Holy Spirit never forgets what we are in truth. His knowledge of what we are is the foundation of His thought system. The Holy Spirit does not acknowledge separation because He knows it is unreal. The unreality of separation is the basis of all forgiveness and the Atonement. Thus the Holy Spirit will always lead us to recognize our innocence and know the Love that we are. He will always teach that we remain one with Love and that same Love we share with all our brothers. He will show us our innocence because His knows we are innocent. He will show us our Love because He knows we are loving. He will show us our wholeness because He knows we are whole.
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