Section 4. What is Sin?
Sin is insanity. It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth. And being mad, it sees illusions where the truth should be, and where it really is. Sin gave the body eyes, for what is there the sinless would behold? What need have they of sights or sounds or touch? What would they hear or reach to grasp? What would they sense at all? To sense is not to know. And truth can be but filled with knowledge, and with nothing else.
The body is the instrument the mind made in its efforts to deceive itself. Its purpose is to strive. Yet can the goal of striving change. And now the body serves a different aim for striving. What it seeks for now is chosen by the aim the mind has taken as replacement for the goal of self-deception. Truth can be its aim as well as lies. The senses then will seek instead for witnesses to what is true.
Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that are untrue. They are the "proof" that what has no reality is real. Sin "proves" God's Son is evil; timelessness must have an end; eternal life must die. And God Himself has lost the Son He loves, with but corruption to complete Himself, His Will forever overcome by death, love slain by hate, and peace to be no more.
A madman's dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives is but a childish game. The Son of God may play he has become a body, prey to evil and to guilt, with but a little life that ends in death. But all the while his Father shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting Love which his pretenses cannot change at all.
How long, O Son of God, will you maintain the game of sin? Shall we not put away these sharp-edged children's toys? How soon will you be ready to come home? Perhaps today? There is no sin. Creation is unchanged. Would you still hold return to Heaven back? How long, O holy Son of God, how long?
I am in need of nothing but the truth.
I sought for many things, and found despair. Now do I seek but one, for in that one is all I need, and only what I need. All that I sought before I needed not, and did not even want. My only need I did not recognize. But now I see that I need only truth. In that all needs are satisfied, all cravings end, all hopes are finally fulfilled and dreams are gone. Now have I everything that I could need. Now have I everything that I could want. And now at last I find myself at peace.
And for that peace, our Father, we give thanks. What we denied ourselves You have restored, and only that is what we really want.
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"I am in need of nothing but the truth."
After working with the lesson I quieted my mind and asked Spirit for more insight about this lesson. This is what I received:
The truth will set you free. The truth will bring you peace. The truth is all there is. Dreams just appear to be real. You do not need to buy into them. Buying into dreams of separation from your true Identity brings with it anxiety, guilt and fear. This need not be. The truth is true and nothing else is true. You can learn to open to the truth and let its healing Light transform all the false ideas in your mind.
Let the Holy Spirit melt away what is not true. Let the Holy Spirit be in your mind so that you are able to realize what is true and what is not true. In madness, fear seems very real indeed. When you open to the Light of truth, you see that all that you feared was really nothing. You see that you are eternally safe in the Mind of Love. You see that you are united with all your brothers in that one indivisible Love. In truth you feel safe. In truth you know that you never left Home. In truth you are at peace eternally.
Dear God, I open to the truth now, that all my fears would be removed. I open to Your peace. I open to Love's happiness. Today I practice accepting Reality.
The truth tells me I have nothing to fear. There is nothing outside me. There is no "other," different from me that could bring me any harm. Since there is only the one Creation of God, harm is impossible. The world of destruction, decay and death that the body shows me cannot be part of the oneness of truth. Truth cannot change. Anything that I perceive that appears to change cannot be real.
Change is a signal, a symptom of unreality. All fear is based on the belief that change is possible and so all fear is based on unreality. This is my release from the bondage of belief that separation could be real.
To walk to freedom I need to take every thought of change, every thought of loss or lack, every thought of harm to the Holy Spirit. I need to open my mind to His Light to receive His vision that shows me what is real and what is unreal. He will teach me with love and kindness that I remain the holy Son of God, as I was created. He will teach me that all my brothers are that same Self, the holy Son of God. He looks upon everyone with complete equality. As I learn to see as He sees, I will know the Love that I am as I see it in my brothers.
Guide my thoughts today, Holy Spirit, that I may see the innocence that is the truth of all my brothers and my Self. Truth is everything I need.
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