The authority problem is related to judgment. When we judge another, it is because we believe that judging is our right and that is has value. This belief reflects an even deeper belief – that we are the author of self and world. We presume an authority that belongs to God, and because we are not God, we cannot help but wield that power in ways that hurt us and our brothers and sisters. Therefore, the authority problem is also the problem of separation. It always leads to projection. It always doubles down on suffering. The solution to the problem is to practice justice, which always emphasizes mercy because mercy is what God offers us in Creation. We cannot do this unaided. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us how to remember the mercy of God and how to enact that in the dream of separation, in order to release all of us from pain.