T. 17. VI. 6 – 8 & T. VII. 1 & 2. Jesus: “Where the Holy Spirit’s goal of truth is accepted and set, there faith must be! The Holy Spirit sees any situation as a whole. The goal of truth establishes the fact that everyone involved in it will play his part in truth’s accomplishment. This is inevitable! No one will fail in anything now.
This may seem to ask for faith beyond you, and beyond what you can give. Yet this is so only from the viewpoint of the ego, for the ego believes in ‘solving’ conflict through further separation and fragmentation, substitution of one aspect for another. Thus does it demonstrate that it cannot perceive the situation as a whole. Therefore, it seeks to split off segments of the situation and deal with them ‘outside the mind,’ for its faith is in separation, not in wholeness.
Confronted with any aspect of the perceived situation that seems to be difficult, the ego will attempt to take this aspect ‘elsewhere,’ to somewhere outside the mind perceiving the problem, and seek to resolve it there. And it may appear to the eyes and ears to be successful, except that this attempt conflicts with unity, thus must obscure the goal of truth. Peace, then, will not be experienced except in fantasy!
For truth has not come to bring the peace of God, because faith has been denied, being withheld from the Holy Spirit, where it rightfully belonged. Thus do you lose the understanding of the situation the goal of truth would bring to it. For fantasy solutions bring but the illusion of experience, and the ‘illusion of peace’ is not the condition in which truth can enter and your reality be remembered.
The substitutes that you attempt for particular aspects of the situation are then but witnesses to your lack of faith! They demonstrate that you did not believe the situation and the problem were in the same place, in your mind. The problem was the lack of faith, and it is this you demonstrate when you remove the problem from its source and try to place it elsewhere. As a result, you do not see the problem! Had you not lacked faith that it could be solved, the problem would be gone! And the situation would have been a meaningful lesson to you, because the interference standing in the way of real understanding would simply have been removed. Bear in mind that to move the problem ‘elsewhere’ is to keep it, for your pretense but removes it from your discretion and makes it unsolvable.
There is no problem in any situation that faith in the Holy Spirit will not solve. There is no ‘outward shift’ in any aspect of the problem but will make solution impossible! For if you shift part of the problem elsewhere, the meaning of the problem must be lost, and the solution to the problem is inherent in its meaning.
Is it not possible that all your problems have been solved, but that you have removed yourself as decision-maker from the real solution? Yet faith must be where something has been done, and where you see it done.”