If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? Do you believe that guilt is hell?
According to Lesson 39, if we did believe guilt is hell, then we would not need the text or workbook. It’s incredibly simple and straightforward, but we get lost in the complexity of the ego thought system (in which we think we think.)
My holiness is the salvation of the world. My holiness is also my salvation. (A savior must be saved. How else can he teach salvation?)
My holiness means the end of my guilt.
- My unloving thoughts about my tight, uncomfortable clothing are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
- My unloving thoughts about the headache that is coming on are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
- My unloving thoughts about the lack of communication within my family are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
- My unloving thoughts about my cat throwing up in my closet are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
- My unloving thoughts about Donald Trump’s deceit are keeping me in hell. My holiness is my salvation.
Anger, unease, disease, discomfort, fear, hurt feelings, worry…
If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? My holiness is my salvation from this.
If guilt is hell, what is it’s opposite? There are two ways of answering the question. The obvious answer, based on the lesson, is that the opposite of guilt is holiness and the opposite of hell is salvation. The other is that the opposite of guilt is Heaven.
We believe guilt is Heaven and are not aware that we believe this. We are attracted to seeing guilt in other people. If I see it in others, it is because I want to keep it alive in myself. Guilt preserves our individuality because it tells us to never look inside our minds. It makes up imaginary thoughts equated with sin and guilt which deserve punishment.
We think we don’t understand ACIM because it is complicated. The truth is that we don’t understand it because we complicate it. The reason we complicate it is because we believe guilt is heaven and do not believe guilt is hell. We know this is true if we still identify with being a body.
The world is merely a refection of who it is we think we are. What I have is what I am, and what I give is what I receive. If you forgive one person, you forgive everyone, because everyone is One. If we accept salvation for ourselves, we accept it for everyone.
We need be saved only from our thoughts, but we can’t be saved from our thoughts if we are not aware of them. These lessons help us become aware of our thoughts. All we need do is seek and find and bring our thoughts to the light of love. The Holy Spirit takes care of the rest.