Miracle Principle 30
Principle 30: By recognizing spirit, miracles adjust the levels of perception and show them in proper alignment. This places spirit at the center, where it can communicate directly. (T-1.I.30)
The way to recognize your brother is by recognizing the Holy Spirit in him. (T-5.III.1:1)
The Holy Spirit is the idea of healing. Being thought, the idea gains as it is shared. Being the Call for God, it is also the idea of God. Since you are part of God it is also the idea of yourself, as well as of all His creations. (T-5.III.2:1-4)
The idea of the Holy Spirit shares the property of other ideas because it follows the laws of the Universe of which it is a part. It is strengthened by being given away. It increases in you as you give it to your brother. Your brother does not have to be aware of the Holy Spirit in himself or in you for this miracle to occur. He may have dissociated the Call for God, just as you may have. This dissociation is healed in both of you as you become aware of the Call for God in him and acknowledge its being. (T-5.III.2:5-10)
All who believe in separation have a basic fear of retaliation and abandonment. They believe in attack and rejection and in reciprocity, so that is what they perceive and teach and learn. These insane ideas are clearly the result of dissociation and projection. As you teach, so do you perceive yourself, and it is quite apparent that you can teach wrongly and can therefore teach yourself that which is wrong. Many thought Jesus was attacking them, even though it was apparent he was not. Sometimes you think a brother is attacking you or using you, when they are not. An insane learner learns strange lessons and then projects them onto their brothers as if they came from them. (T-6.V.B.1:1-6)
What you must recognize is that when you do not share a thought system, you are weakening it. Those who believe in it therefore perceive this as an attack on them. This is because everyone identifies himself with his thought system, and every thought system centers on what you believe you are. If the center (spirit/love) of the thought system is true, only truth extends from it. But if a lie is at its center (ego/fear), only deception proceeds from it. (T-6.V.B.1:7-11)
There are two diametrically opposed ways of seeing your brother. They must both be in your mind, because you are the perceiver. They must also be in his, because you are perceiving him. See him through the Holy Spirit in his mind, and you will recognize Him in yours. What you acknowledge in your brother you are acknowledging in yourself, and what you share you strengthen. (T-5.III.3:1-5) If you are seeing your brother with spirit, and your brother is responding with ego, there will be a disparity in your views and in your actions. The stronger of the two of you (the one seeing with spirit) must call for the Holy Spirit for guidance in navigating through the disparity in order to reach understanding and union. If your brother is ready for a miracle, it will happen. Yet whether this union is reached on the outside or not, the spirit in you both is always in communion. Knowing this will bring you peace.
Jesus has repeatedly emphasized that one level of the mind is not understandable to another. So it is with the ego and the Holy Spirit and with time and eternity. Eternity is an idea of God, so the Holy Spirit understands it perfectly. Time is a belief of the ego, so the lower mind, which is the ego’s domain, accepts it without question. The only aspect of time that is eternal is now.
The Holy Spirit is the mediator between the interpretations of the ego and the knowledge of the spirit. His ability to deal with symbols enables Him to work with the ego’s beliefs in its own language. His ability to look beyond symbols into eternity enables him to understand the laws of God, for which He speaks. He can therefore perform the function of reinterpreting what the ego makes, not by destruction but by understanding. (T-5.III.7:1-4)
The communication system of the ego is based on its own thought system, as is everything else it dictates. Its communication is controlled by its need to protect itself, and it will disrupt communication when it experiences threat and will reject the bringer of the threat. This disruption is a reaction to a specific person or persons. The specificity of the ego’s thinking, then, results in spurious generalization which is really not abstract at all. It is a specific reaction to specific ideas or persons. (T-4.VII.2:3-7)
In contrast spirit reacts in the same way to everything it knows is true and does not respond at all to anything else. Nor does it make any attempt to establish what is true. It knows that what is true is everything that God created. It is in complete and direct communication with every aspect of creation, because it is in complete and direct communication with its Creator. This communication is the Will of God. (T-4.VII3:1-5)
Creation and communication are synonymous. God created every mind by communicating His Mind to it, thus establishing it forever as a channel for the reception of His Mind and Will. Since only beings of a like order can truly communicate, His creations naturally communicate with Him and like Him. (T-4.VII.3:6-8)
Existence as well as being rest on communication. Existence, however, is specific in how, what and with whom communication is judged to be worth undertaking. Being is completely without these distinctions. It is a state in which the mind is in communication with everything that is real. To whatever extent you permit this state to be curtailed you are limiting your sense of your own reality. This becomes total only by recognizing all reality in the glorious context of its real relationship to you. This is your reality. Do not desecrate it or recoil from it or dismiss it. It is your real home, your real temple and your real Self. (T-4.VII.4:1-7)
God, Who encompasses all being, created beings who have everything individually, but who want to share it to increase their joy. Nothing real can be increased except by sharing. That is why God created you. Divine Abstraction takes joy in sharing. That is what creation means. (T-4.VII.5:1-5)
Remember that in the Kingdom there is no difference between having and being, as there is in existence. In the state of being the mind gives everything always. (T-4.VII.5:7-8)
Your father can no more forget the truth in you than you can fail to remember it. The Holy Spirit is the bridge to him, made from your willingness to unite with Him and created by His joy in union with you. The journey that seemed endless is almost complete, for what is endless is very near. You have almost recognized it. Turn with Jesus firmly away from all illusions now and let nothing stand in the way of truth. You will take the last useless journey away from truth with Jesus, and then together you will go straight to God, in joyous answer to His call for His completion. (T-16.IV.12:1-6)
Do you want to hear the Voice for God? The Voice of the Holy Spirit is weak in you. That is why you must share It. It must be increased in strength before you can hear It. It is impossible to hear It in yourself while It is so weak in your mind. It is not weak in Itself, but It is limited by your unwillingness to hear It. (T-5.III.4:1-5)
Waken from time, then, and answer fearlessly the call of Him Who gave eternity to you in your creation. On this side of the bridge to timelessness you understand nothing. But as you step lightly across it, upheld by timelessness, you are directed straight to the Heart of God. At the center of the Heart of God, and only there, you are safe forever, because you are complete forever. There is no veil the Love of God cannot lift. The way to truth is open. (T-16.IV.13:5-11) Follow it with Jesus to your awareness of where GOD IS.