94 It should be clear by now that, while the content of any particular ego-illusion does not matter, it is usually more helpful to correct it in a specific context. Ego-illusions are
quite specific, although they frequently change and although the mind is naturally abstract. The mind nevertheless becomes concrete voluntarily as soon as it splits. However, only
part of it splits, so only
part of it is concrete. The concrete part is the same part that believes in the ego because the ego
depends on the specific. It is the part that believes your existence means you are
95 Everything the ego perceives is a separate whole, without the relationships that imply
being. The ego is thus
against communication except in so far as it is utilized to
establish separateness rather than to abolish it. 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. While this is always so, individual egos perceive different kinds of threat which are quite specific in their own judgment. For example, although all forms of perceived demands may be classified or judged by the ego as coercive communication which must be disrupted, the response of breaking communication will nevertheless be to a
specific person or persons.
96 The specificity of the ego's thinking, then, results in a spurious kind of generalization which is really not abstract at all. It will respond in certain specific ways to
all stimuli which it perceives as related. In contrast the Soul 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.
is the Will of God. 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. This communication is perfectly abstract in that its quality is universal in application and not subject to
any exception, or
any alteration. God created you
by this and
for this. The mind can distort its function, but it cannot endow itself with functions it was not given. That is why the mind cannot totally lose the ability to communicate, even though it may refuse to utilize it on behalf of being.
98 Existence as well as being rests 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, including the Soul. To whatever extent you permit this state to be curtailed, you are limiting your sense of your
own reality, which becomes total only by your 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. It is your real home, your real temple, and your real Self.
99 God, who encompasses
all being, nevertheless created beings who have everything individually but who want to share it to increase their joy. Nothing that is real can be increased
except by sharing. That is why God Himself created you. Divine Abstraction takes joy in application, and that is what creation
means. "How," "what," and "to whom" are irrelevant because real creation gives everything, since it can create
only like itself. Remember that in being there is no difference between "having" and "being" as there is in existence. In the state of being, the mind gives everything always.
100The Bible repeatedly states that you should praise God. This hardly means that you should tell Him how wonderful He is. He has no ego with which to accept such thanks and no perception with which to judge such offerings. But unless you take your part in the creation, His joy is not complete because
yours is incomplete. And
this He does know. He knows it in His own Being and its experience of His Son's experience. The constant
going out of His love is blocked when His channels are closed, and He
is lonely when the minds He created do not communicate fully with Him.
has kept your kingdom for you, but He cannot share His joy with you until you know it with your whole mind. Even revelation is not enough because it is communication
from God. It is not enough until it is
shared. God does not need revelation returned to Him, which would clearly be impossible, but He
does want revelation brought to others. This cannot be done with the actual revelation because its content cannot be expressed, and it is intensely personal to the mind which receives it. It can, however, still be returned
by that mind through its attitudes to
other minds which the knowledge from the revelation brings.
102 God is praised whenever any mind learns to be wholly helpful. This is impossible without being wholly harmless because the two beliefs coexist. The truly helpful are invulnerable because they are
not protecting their egos, so that nothing
can hurt them. Their helpfulness
is their praise of God, and He will return their praise of Him because they are like Him, and they can rejoice together. God goes out to them and through them, and there is great joy throughout the Kingdom. Every mind that is changed adds to this joy with its own individual willingness to share in it. The truly helpful are God's miracle workers whom I direct until we are all united in the joy of the Kingdom. I will direct you to wherever you can be truly helpful and to whoever can follow my guidance through you.