We believe our emotions are part of our human experience and that we have no control over them . We are so accustomed to feelings of guilt, anger, hate and fear that we never question them and we bob along on a tide of emotions, being thrown this way and that .
Guilt is at the core of our emotional self and all others stem from guilt . Guilt is actually a decision or verdict that we have decided about ourselves and this verdict was made a long, long time ago . Religion and society in general have their different opinions on what is right or wrong but ultimately it is we who make the choice to be guilty or innocent .
Inside the God Mind, guilt does not exist and we have chosen to declare that we are guilty so we continue the separation from God . It is something we choose for ourselves and then project it out into the external world . Innocence is our true state of being but this Innocence is attacked and hated by our Ego which has to face its death when confronted by Innocence .
You are Innocent and so is the rest of Creation . In effect, all that is needed is a change of Mind – all we have to do is to replace the verdict of Guilty with Innocent .
From A Course in Miracles :
Do not be afraid to look within . The ego tells you all is black with guilt within you, and bids you not to look . Instead it, it bids you look upon your brothers and see the guilt in them . Yet this you cannot do without remaining blind . For those who see their brothers in the dark, and guilty in the dark in which they shroud them, are too afraid to look upon the light within . Look then upon the light He placed within you, and learn that what you feared was there has been replaced with love .
The verdict of the court is Innocent !