Ch 1:4

The escape from darkness involves two stages:
first, the recognition that darkness cannot hide.
This step usually entails fear.
Second, the recognition that there is nothing
you want to hide even if you could.
This step brings escape from fear.

When you have become willing to hide nothing,
you will not only be willing to enter into communion
but will also understand peace and joy.
Holiness can never be really hidden in darkness,
but you can deceive yourself about it.
This deception makes you fearful because
you realize in your heart it is a deception
and you exert enormous efforts to establish its reality.

The miracle sets reality where it belongs.
Reality belongs only to spirit
and the miracle acknowledges only truth.
It thus dispels illusions about yourself
and puts you in communion with yourself and god.

The miracle joins in the atOnement
by placing the mind in the service of the holy spirit.
This establishes the proper function of the mind
and corrects its errors, which are merely lacks of love.

Your mind can be possessed by illusions,
but spirit is eternally free.
If a mind perceives without love,
it perceives an empty shell
and is unaware of the spirit within.
But the atOnement restores spirit to its proper place.
The mind that serves spirit is invulnerable.

Darkness is lack of light as sin is lack of love.
It has no unique properties of its own.
It is an example of the scarcity belief
from which only error can proceed.
Truth is always abundant.
Those who perceive and acknowledge that they
have everything have no needs of any kind.

The purpose of the atOnement is to restore everything
to you or, rather, to restore it to your awareness.
You were given everything when you were created,
just as everyone was.

The emptiness engendered by fear
must be replaced by forgiveness.
That is what the bible means by “There is no death,”
and why I could demonstrate that death does not exist.
I came to fulfill the law by reinterpreting it.
The law itself, if properly understood, offers only protection.
It is those who have not yet changed their minds
who brought the hell-fire concept into it.

I assure you that I will witness for anyone who lets me
and to whatever extent he permits it.
Your witnessing demonstrates your belief
and thus strengthens it.
Those who witness for me are expressing,
through their miracles, that they have abandoned
the belief in deprivation in favor of the abundance
they have learned belongs to them.

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