We are the Son of God. That is the truth. That is where we stand with the Holy Spirit. We are not feeling guilty, unworthy of love and deserving of punishment. We are the Son of God. If we say we are feeling guilty, we are identifying with something other than ourselves as the Son of God. A very important distinction. So if we are not feeling guilty, who or what is feeling guilty? On one level, we made an avatar, an ego personality self, to operate in the simulation, that is a reflection of the ego. This self, made in childhood, feels guilty, unworthy of love and deserving of punishment and definitely unworthy of forgiveness. This childhood story of guilt is a reflection of the guilt story in the mind. Looking at the childhood version of the guilt story, which is a miscreation, can help us move toward looking at the original guilt in our mind.
On the mind level, it is the separated mind that believes the separation story, that it attacked God, that it was a sin, and that it is guilty for such an offense, that feels the guilt. If we did not believe we were the personality self and if we did not believe we were the separated mind self we would not feel guilt. Guilt and having guilt feelings is part of the fabric of those selves. Only by believing we are those selves could guilt seem real. We have an identity problem. Saying I feel guilty is an affirmation of our belief that we are one or both of those separated selves. This is an ego trick. We might as well be standing in front of the mirror repeating, “I am the personality self. I am the separated mind. I am guilty.”
When we share unforgivng thoughts or actions, it is paramount that we identify them as being the thoughts and actions of the self that thinks it has separated from God. I, the Son of God self am not angry at you. My child self is angry at her father. Or I, the Son of God self am not angry at you. The self that thinks it is separate from God is angry at God for abandoning him. And here is where the rubber hits the road. I, the Son of God self did not hit you. My child self, who believes everyone is attacking her, hit you. What a great tool of forgiveness! It is so much easier to begin to believe it never happened if we can look at it that way. It is not going to get us all the way there, but we are heading in the right direction.
Taking the reaction back to childhood is the way we learn that we are not this personality self. After that, we move on to learning that we are not a body. Finally, we move on to learning that we are not the separated mind. But the starting point is always truth. We are the Son of God. Now bring the lies to truth.