Your Holy Mind Is Altar unto God

“Your holy mind is altar unto God, and where He is no idols can abide. The fear of God is but the fear of loss of idols. It is not the fear of loss of your reality. But you have made of your reality an idol, which you must protect against the light of truth.” (ACIM, T-29.VII.9)

There are several strains of meaning in this quotation, making it hard to follow. But the loss of idols is a real fear for us, because we have made many of our loves into idols. We thought that we had a special relationship that would solve everything for us, for we were ripped out of ourselves for the love that we felt. But we had made an idol, because the relationship was special, not holy. And only when it becomes holy are we on the right track.

“Idols are but substitutes for your reality. In some way, you believe they will complete your little self, for safety in a world perceived as dangerous, with forces massed against your confidence and peace of mind.” (ACIM, T-29.VIII.2)
We all want safety. Being safe is one of our greatest desires, out of all possible desires. And when this safety is not forthcoming, we make idols that will, we think, protect us from ourselves.

The idols will never do this. Our world is not dangerous, though it becomes so in our own, misguided, perception. We need to realize that peace of mind is part of our inheritance from God.

God is right there for us, always. Always and forever. And when we cease fearing Him, we will not need intermediaries, such as the Holy Spirit, to keep us safe. We will have direct access to God, for we have willed it so. It is God’s Will, as well, and in that our safety is secured.


4 thoughts on “Your Holy Mind Is Altar unto God

  1. In you last paragraph you said “And when we cease fearing Him, we will not need intermediaries, such as the Holy Spirit, to keep us safe.” I don’t quite understand that statement when in John 14:26 Jesus says I will send a great Helper to you from the Father, one known as the Spirit of truth. He comes from the Father and will point to the truth as it concerns Me. (The Voice) Please comment for clarity. Thank you.

    1. Just a quick reply this morning, but we can start a dialogue. I am remembering what I read in A Course of Love, which many believe that Jesus channeled. He said in that book that we are living in the time of Christ now, that the time of the Holy Spirit has ended. And we can experience God more directly than before.

      I see A Course of Love as a new revelation. I don’t think that we can always know where our guidance is coming from, and some may still wish to call on the Holy Spirit. A transformed friend of mine, locally, does still see her guidance as coming from the Holy Spirit. But A Course of Love would say that our guidance can now come from the inner Christ Self, a Self Whom we are share.

      We are OK, I think, just so long as we follow the guidance that comes to us, even when we aren’t aware of the Source.

      Thank you for writing in–very much.

      Most cordially, Celia

    1. I will pray for you. I am doing so right now. I will extend that to all of my viewers. You are fine as you are. You can accept yourself just as you are. That is part of the message of A Course of Love.

      Love, Celia

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