Ask: Do we receive abstract answers to linear problems from the Holy Spirit?
“I have been staying Present a lot more, but recently saw myself bringing a problem in the illusion to the Truth to resolve rather than the Truth to illusion.
Do the answers we receive from HS come in the world abstract for a linear problem? Is that how we can recognize it? Or how can we recognize HS’s answer for an action we need solved?” – MR
In fact, you want to bring illusions to Truth rather than Truth to the illusion! To bring illusions to Truth is to correct the illusion. To attempt to bring Truth to the illusion is an attempt to “spiritualize” illusion—to make illusion Truth-like.
“You have been told to ask the Holy Spirit for the answer to any specific problem, and that you will receive a specific answer if such is your need. You have also been told that there is only one problem and one answer. In prayer this is not contradictory. There are decisions to make here, and they must be made whether they be illusions or not. You cannot be asked to accept answers which are beyond the level of need that you can recognize. Therefore, it is not the form of the question that matters, nor how it is asked. The form of the answer, if given by God, will suit your need as you see it. This is merely an echo of the reply of His Voice. The real sound is always a song of thanksgiving and of Love.” (S-1.I.2)
While the Holy Spirit (the Awareness of Truth in your mind) is Abstract, Its answers take a form that have meaning for you where you are. That’s why all you need to do is touch the Holy Spirit and the answer will come. There’s a metaphor for this in the Bible, where all one needed to do was touch Jesus’s robe and be healed.
You can recognize an answer from the Holy Spirit by how you feel. You will feel guilt and fear lift. You will experience clarity. When the answer is from the ego (personal thought system in your mind), guilt and fear continue or grow.
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