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The Holy Spirit Helps Us Teach Only Love

Your Godlike mind can never be defiled. The ego never was and never will be part of it, but through the ego you can hear and teach and learn what is not true. You have taught yourself to believe that you are not what you are. You cannot teach what you have not learned, and what you teach you strengthen in yourself because you are sharing it. Every lesson you teach you are learning.

That is why you must teach only one lesson. If you are to be conflict-free yourself, you must learn only from the Holy Spirit and teach only by Him. You are only love, but when you deny this, you make what you are something you must learn to remember. I said before that the message of the crucifixion was, “Teach only love, for that is what you are.” This is the one lesson that is perfectly unified, because it is the only lesson that is one. Only by teaching [Love] can you learn it. “As you teach so will you learn.” If that is true, and it is true indeed, do not forget that what you teach is teaching you. And what you project or extend you believe. (A Course in Miracles, T-6.III.1:6-2:9. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

We have taught ourselves that our identity is a false image made by the ego. We see others as images of bodies made by the ego. This perception reinforces the lesson we have taught ourselves. That is why perceiving a brother as an image rather than limitless Love is an attack on our Self. This perception teaches us that we are not the Self that God created.

Fortunately we have the Holy Spirit, Who will teach us the truth about What we are if we will follow His lead. Each time we allow the Holy Spirit to replace our perceptions of separation with His vision of Love’s purity, we loosen the veil that has hidden our true Identity.

The Holy Spirit guides us on a journey of awakening. The ego would lead us into darker dreams of fear and guilt. When we allow the Holy Spirit to be our Guide moment by moment, we become an instrument of Love and learn that we are Love. This is how we teach only Love.

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