Ch. 12. VII. 4 – 7. Jesus: “As your function in Heaven is creation, so your function on earth is healing. God shares His function with you in Heaven, and the Holy Spirit shares His with you on earth. As long as you believe you have other functions, so long will you need correction. For in the belief that you do is the destruction of peace, a goal in direct opposition to the Holy Spirit’s purpose.
What you see is what you expect, and you expect what you invite by wanting it! Your perception is the result of your invitation, coming to you as you sent for it by wanting it. Whose manifestations would you see, the Holy Spirit’s or the ego’s? Of whose presence would you be convinced? For you will believe in what you make appear to you, since as you look outward so will you see what has been chosen within.
Two ways of looking at the world are in your mind, and your perception will reflect which guidance you have chosen. When you see me, the Christ, it will be because you have invited the Holy Spirit to guide you, for I am his manifestation. He will send you His witnesses if you will but look upon them.
Remember always that you see what you seek, for what you seek you will find. The ego finds what it seeks, and only that! It does not find love, for that is not what it is seeking. Yet by the laws of mind, seeking and finding are the same, and if you seek for two goals at once, you will find them, but in your confusion you will recognize neither! You will think they are the same because you want both of them. The mind always strives for integration, so if it is split and wants to keep the split, you will still believe you have one goal by making the two parts seem to be one.
I said before that what you project or extend is up to you. But you must do one or the other, for that is a law of mind, and you always look inward before you look outward. As you look in, you choose your guide for seeing. And then you look out and behold its witnesses. This is why you find what you seek. What you want in yourself you will make manifest, and you will accept it from the world because you put it there by wanting it!
When you are projecting what you think you do not want within, you are just perceiving it ‘outside,’ because you still do want it. This leads directly to dissociation and denial, for it represents the acceptance of two opposing goals, each perceived in a different place; separated from each other because you made them different. The mind then sees a divided world outside itself, but not within. This gives it an illusion of integrity within and all conflict outside, and enables it to believe that it is pursuing one goal. Yet as long as you perceive the world as split, you are not healed. For to be healed is to pursue one goal, because you have accepted only one and want nothing but one.
When you want only love you will see nothing else! The contradictory nature of the witnesses you perceive is merely the reflection of your conflicting invitations. You have looked upon your mind and accepted opposition there, having actually sought it there.”