“My holiness is my salvation.”
If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? Like the text for which this
workbook was written, the ideas which are used for the exercises are
very simple, very clear and totally unambiguous. We are not
concerned with intellectual feats nor logical toys.We are dealing only
in the very obvious, which has been overlooked in the clouds of
complexity in which you think you think.
If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? This is not difficult, surely.The
hesitation you may feel in answering is not due to the ambiguity of
the question. But do you believe that guilt is hell? If you did, you
would see at once how direct and simple the text is, and you would
not need a workbook at all. No-one needs practice to gain what is
We have already said that your holiness is the salvation of the
world.What about your own salvation? You cannot give what you do
not have. A savior must be saved. How else can he teach salvation?
Today’s exercises will apply to you alone, recognizing that your
salvation is crucial to the salvation of the world. As you apply the
exercises to your own world, the whole world stands to benefit.
Your holiness is the answer to every question that was ever
asked, is being asked now, or will be asked in the future.Your holiness
means the end of guilt, and therefore the end of hell.Your holiness is
the salvation of the world, and your own. How could you to whom
your holiness belongs be excluded from it? God does not know
unholiness. Can it be He does not know His Son?
A full five minutes are urged for the four longer practice periods
for today. Longer and more frequent practice sessions are encouraged.
If you want to exceed the minimum requirements, more rather than
longer sessions are recommended, although both are encouraged.
Begin the practice periods as usual, by repeating today’s idea to
yourself. Then, with closed eyes, search out your unloving thoughts
in whatever form they appear; uneasiness, depression, anger, fear,
worry, attack, insecurity and so on.Whatever form they take, they are
unloving and therefore fearful. And so it is from them that you need
to be saved.
Specific situations, events or personalities you associate with
unloving thoughts of any kind are suitable subjects for today’s
exercises. It is imperative for your own salvation that you see them
differently.And it is your blessing on them that will save you and give
Slowly, without conscious selection and without undue
emphasis on any one in particular, search your mind for every
thought that stands between you and your salvation. Apply the idea
for today to each one of them in this way:
“My unloving thoughts about _____ are keeping me in hell.
My holiness is my salvation.”
You may find these sessions easier if you intersperse the
applications with several short periods during which you merely
repeat today’s idea to yourself slowly a few times.You may also find it
helpful to include a few short intervals in which you just relax and
do not seem to be thinking of anything. Sustained concentration is
very difficult at first. It will become much easier as your mind
becomes more disciplined and less distractible.
Meanwhile, you should feel free to introduce variety into your
application periods, in whatever form appeals to you. Do not,
however, change the idea itself in varying the method of applying it.
However you elect to use it, the idea should be stated so that its
meaning remains that your holiness is your salvation.
End each practice period by repeating the idea in its original
form once more, and adding:
“If guilt is hell, what is its opposite?”
In the shorter applications, which should be made some three
or four times an hour and more if possible, you may ask yourself this
question, repeat today’s idea, or preferably both. If temptations arise,
a particularly helpful form of the idea is:
“My holiness is my salvation from this"
BRITNEY ADDED: We have suppressed guilt in our minds, and it is the foundation for how we currently see the world. What we hold in our mind about ourselves(guilty), is projected outwards and peoples our world.
Since guilt is hell, our holiness and sinlessness is our salvation. We are holy, because of what God created us to be. Because of our Holiness, the world is saved along with us.
Nothing outside of us exists. It is an inward picture, projected on the canvas we call earth. Today we are accepting the truth about ourselves "we are very holy", and because of my holiness, I am saved and the world along with me.
My salvation is in the recognition of my holiness. My holiness is simultaneously recognized in myself as well as being in others. I am grateful that my holiness is my salvation.