you can limit your creative power, but God wills to release it. He no more wills you to deprive yourself of your creations than He wills to deprive Himself of His. Do not withhold your gifts to the Sonship, or you withhold yourself from God. Selfishness is of the ego, but self-fullness is of the Soul because that is how God created it. The Holy Spirit is the part of the mind that lies between the ego and the Soul, mediating between them
always in favor of the Soul. To the ego, this is partiality, and it therefore responds as if it were the part that is being sided
against. To the Soul, this is truth because it knows its fullness and cannot conceive of any part from which it is excluded.
92 The Soul
knows that the consciousness of all its brothers is included in its own, as
it is included in God. The power of the whole Sonship
and of its Creator is therefore the Soul's own fullness, rendering its creations equally whole and equal in perfection. The ego cannot prevail against a totality which includes God, and any totality
must include God. Everything He created is given all His power because it is part of Him and shares His Being with Him. Creating is the opposite of loss, as blessing is the opposite of sacrifice. Being
must be extended. That is how it retains the knowledge of
93 The Soul yearns to share its being as
its Creator did. Created
by sharing, its will is to create. It does not wish to
contain God but to
extend His Being. The extension of God's Being is the Soul's
only function. Its fullness cannot be contained any more than can the fullness of its Creator. Fullness
is extension. The ego's whole thought system blocks extension and thus blocks your only function. It therefore blocks your joy, and that is why you perceive yourselves as unfulfilled. Unless you create, you
are unfulfilled; but God does not know of unfulfillment, and therefore you
You may not know your own creations, but this can no more interfere with their reality than your unawareness of your Soul can interfere with its being.
94 The Kingdom is forever extending because it is in the Mind of God. You do not
know your joy because you do not know your own self-fullness. Exclude
any part of the Kingdom from yourself, and you are
not whole. A split mind cannot perceive its fullness and needs the miracle of its wholeness to dawn upon it and heal it. This reawakens the wholeness in it and restores it to the Kingdom because of its
acceptance of wholeness. The full appreciation of its self-fullness makes selfishness impossible and extension inevitable. That is why there is perfect peace in the Kingdom. Every Soul
is fulfilling its function, and only complete fulfillment
appears to add to reality, but no one would claim that what it adds is true. Insanity is therefore the
non-extension of truth, which blocks joy because it blocks creation and thus blocks self-fulfillment. The unfulfilled
must be depressed because their self-fullness is unknown to them. Your creations are protected
for you because the Holy Spirit, Who is in your mind, knows of them and can bring them
into your awareness whenever you will let Him. They are there as part of your own being because your fulfillment
includes them. The creations of every Son of God are yours since every creation belongs to everyone, being created for the Sonship as a whole.
96 You have
not failed to add to the inheritance of the Sons of God and thus have not failed to secure it for yourselves. If it was the Will of God to give it to you, He gave it forever. If it was His Will that you have it forever, He gave you the means for keeping it,
and you have done so. Disobeying God's Will is meaningful only to the insane. In truth it is impossible. Your self-fullness is as boundless as God's. Like His, it extends forever and in perfect peace. Its radiance is so intense that it creates in perfect joy, and only the whole can be born of its wholeness.
97 Be confident that you have never lost your identity and the extensions which maintain it in wholeness and peace. Miracles are an
expression of this confidence. They are reflections both of your own proper identification with your brothers and of your own awareness that your identification
is maintained by extension. The miracle is a
lesson in total perception. By including
any part of totality in the lesson, you
have included the whole. You have said that when you write of the Kingdom and your creations which belong in it, you are describing
what you do not know. That is true in a sense, but no more true than your failure to acknowledge the whole result of the ego's premises. The Kingdom is the result of premises, just as this world is.
have carried the ego's reasoning to its logical conclusion, which is
total confusion about everything. Yet you do not really
believe this, or you could not possibly maintain it. If you really saw this result, you could not
want it. The only reason why you could possibly want
any part of it is because you do
not see the whole of it. You are willing to look at the ego's premises but
not at their logical outcome. Is it not possible that you have done the same thing with the premises of God?
99 Your creations
are the logical outcome of His premises.
His thinking has established them
for you. They are therefore there,
exactly where they belong. They belong in your mind as part of your identification with His, but your state of mind and your recognition of what is
in your mind depend at any given moment on what you believe
about your mind. Whatever these beliefs may be, they are the premises which will determine what you accept
into your mind. It is surely clear that you can both accept into your mind what is not really there and deny what
is. Neither of these possibilities requires further elaboration here, but both are clearly indefensible, even if you elect to defend them.
100 Yet the function which God Himself gave your minds through His you may deny, but you cannot prevent. It is the logical outcome of what you
are. The ability to see a logical outcome depends on the
willingness to see it, but its truth has nothing to do with your willingness at all. Truth is
Share His Will, and you share what He knows.
Deny His Will as yours, and you are denying His Kingdom
and yours. The Holy Spirit will direct you only so as to avoid pain. The undoing of pain must obviously avoid pain. Surely no one would object to this goal
if he recognized it. The problem is not whether what the Holy Spirit says is true, but whether you want to
listen to what He says.