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THE SEPARATION AND THE ATONEMENT

I. The Origins of Separation

T-2.I.1. To extend is a fundamental aspect of God which He gave to

His Son. 2 In the creation, God extended Himself to His creations and

imbued them with the same loving Will to create. 3 You have not only

been fully created, but have also been created perfect. 4 There is no

emptiness in you. 5 Because of your likeness to your Creator you are

creative. 6 No child of God can lose this ability because it is inherent in

what he is, but he can use it inappropriately by projecting. 7 The

inappropriate use of extension, or projection, occurs when you believe

that some emptiness or lack exists in you, and that you can fill it with

your own ideas instead of truth. 8 This process involves the following

steps:

9 First, you believe that what God created can be changed by your

own mind.

10 Second, you believe that what is perfect can be rendered imperfect

or lacking.

11 Third, you believe that you can distort the creations of God,

including yourself.

12 Fourth, you believe that you can create yourself, and that the

direction of your own creation is up to you.

T-2.I.2. These related distortions represent a picture of what actually

occurred in the separation, or the "detour into fear." 2 None of this

existed before the separation, nor does it actually exist now. 3

Everything God created is like Him. 4 Extension, as undertaken by God,

is similar to the inner radiance that the children of the Father inherit

from Him. 5 Its real source is internal. 6 This is as true of the Son as of

the Father. 7 In this sense the creation includes both the creation of the

Son by God, and the Son's creations when his mind is healed. 8 This

requires God's endowment of the Son with free will, because all loving

creation is freely given in one continuous line, in which all aspects are

of the same order.

T-2.I.3. The Garden of Eden, or the pre-separation condition, was a

state of mind in which nothing was needed. 2 When Adam listened to

the "lies of the serpent," all he heard was untruth. 3 You do not have to

continue to believe what is not true unless you choose to do so. 4 All

that can literally disappear in the twinkling of an eye because it is

merely a misperception. 5 What is seen in dreams seems to be very

real. 6 Yet the Bible says that a deep sleep fell upon Adam, and

nowhere is there reference to his waking up. 7 The world has not yet

experienced any comprehensive reawakening or rebirth. 8 Such a

rebirth is impossible as long as you continue to project or miscreate. 9

It still remains within you, however, to extend as God extended His

Spirit to you. 10 In reality this is your only choice, because your free

will was given you for your joy in creating the perfect.

T-2.I.4. All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception

that you have the ability to usurp the power of God. 2 Of course, you

neither can nor have been able to do this. 3 Here is the real basis for

your escape from fear. 4 The escape is brought about by your

acceptance of the Atonement, which enables you to realize that your

errors never really occurred. 5 Only after the deep sleep fell upon

Adam could he experience nightmares. 6 If a light is suddenly turned

on while someone is dreaming a fearful dream, he may initially

interpret the light itself as part of his dream and be afraid of it. 7

However, when he awakens, the light is correctly perceived as the

release from the dream, which is then no longer accorded reality. 8 This

release does not depend on illusions. 9 The knowledge that illuminates

not only sets you free, but also shows you clearly that you <are> free.

T-2.I.5. Whatever lies you may believe are of no concern to the

miracle, which can heal any of them with equal ease. 2 It makes no

distinctions among misperceptions. 3 Its sole concern is to distinguish

between truth on the one hand, and error on the other. 4 Some

miracles may seem to be of greater magnitude than others. 5 But

remember the first principle in this course; there is no order of

difficulty in miracles. 6 In reality you are perfectly unaffected by all

expressions of lack of love. 7 These can be from yourself and others,

from yourself to others, or from others to you. 8 Peace is an attribute

<in> you. 9 You cannot find it outside. 10 Illness is some form of

external searching. 11 Health is inner peace. 12 It enables you to

remain unshaken by lack of love from without and capable, through

your acceptance of miracles, of correcting the conditions proceeding

from lack of love in others. p18

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Hey Anton brother. :)

When the masters refer to God, it is difficult to answer in words logically..but to give a example.. If I look at my fish tank, God would be the water,the tank and the fish..If I look out the window God would be the wind and the trees..all the laws that keeps all the elements together. On a more suble level God would be the source of light and sound. According to the masters God is satchidananda.. whicj in the Sanskrit language translates to conscious,bliss,awareness..

Moving back to the "fish tank" , God would then be conscious of the tank,the fish and the water. .The saparation we experience is not experienced by God . . that is the decision of the created not the creator in this sense.

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