When you feel guilty, remember that the ego has indeed violated the laws of God, but you have not. Leave the “sins” of the ego to me. That is what Atonement is for. But until you change your mind about those whom your ego has hurt, the Atonement cannot release you. While you feel guilty your ego is in command, because only the ego can experience guilt. This need not be. T-4.IV.5: 1 - 6
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Comedian Flip Wilson, when he did his Geraldine routine, would have her say in a saucy way “The devil made me do it!” This line always got a laugh. In this passage of ACIM, Jesus teaches us that we can say, “The ego made me do it!” and rather than feel guilty we can laugh at the insanity and absurdity of the situation because we have recognized that the ego is not who we really are if we have accepted the Atonement which is the undoing of the separation and the acceptance of the nonduality of existence.
Today, it is suggested that we remind ourselves of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the attacks by egos that contribute to a sense of separation and division are bull shit.