Guilt is the ontological condition of separation. Who leaves God must be guilty of leaving God, and we must have left God because God is not here. Guilt is the ego’s favorite motivational tool because of how readily it inspires fear. Ego does not want us to question guilt, because to do so would require questioning separation, and separation is relatively easy to see through once one gives attention to it. Guilt sustains the illusion of conflict within (between us and God) and without (between us and the world and everybody in it) and conflict sustains ego at the cost of our own peace. Guilt leads to fear of God which, projected outward, becomes separation at its most nightmarish. The world at war, the self on a gallows, and God the distant judge who wants us to suffer in precisely that way. The Holy Spirit ends guilt by gently teaching us to perceive our shared interest in remembering peace, and helping us to live so that peace is what we teach and learn.