Ch. 18. I. 9 – 13. Jesus: “In your relationship with your brother, where the Holy Spirit has taken charge of everything at your request, He has set the course inward to the eternal truth you share. In the mad world you dream to be ‘outside of you,’ nothing can be shared, but only substituted, and sharing and substituting have nothing in common in reality!
Within yourself, where truth abides, you love your brother with a perfect love. Here is holy ground, in which no substitution can enter, and where only the truth in your brother can abide. Here you are joined in God, as much joined together as you are one with Him. The original error has not entered here, nor ever will.
Here is the radiant truth, to which the Holy Spirit has committed your relationship. Let Him bring it here, where you would have it be. Give Him but a little faith in your brother, to help Him show you that no substitute you made for Heaven can keep you from it. In you, as you truly are, there is no separation. And no made up ‘substitute reality’ can keep you apart from your brother.
Your reality is God’s Creation, and so It has no substitute! You are so firmly joined in truth that only God is there! And He would never accept something else instead of you! He loves you both, equally and as one! And as He loves you, so you are. You are not joined together in illusions, but in the Thought so holy and so perfect that illusions cannot remain to darken the holy place in which you stand together.
God is with you, my brother! Let us join in Him in peace and gratitude, and accept His gift as our most holy and perfect reality, which we share in Him. Heaven is restored to all the Sonship through your relationship, for in it lies the Sonship, whole and beautiful, safe in your love.
Heaven has entered quietly, for all illusions have been gently brought unto the truth in you, and love has shined upon you, blessing your relationship with truth. God and His whole creation have entered it together. How lovely and how holy is your relationship, with the truth shining upon it! Heaven beholds it, and rejoices that you have let it come to you. And God Himself is glad that your relationship is now as it was created. The universe within you stands with you, together with your brother. And Heaven looks with love on what is joined in it, along with its Creator.
Whom God has called should hear no ‘substitutes’ for Him! Their ‘call’ is but an echo of the original error that shattered Heaven. And what became of peace in those who heard? Return with me to Heaven now, walking together with your brother, out of this world and into another, to the loveliness and joy the other holds within it. Would you still further weaken and break apart what is already broken and hopeless?
Is it here in the world that you would look for happiness? Or would you not prefer to heal what has been broken, and join in making whole what has been ravaged by separation and disease? You have been called, together with your brother, to the most holy function this world contains. It is the only one that has no limits, and reaches out to every broken fragment of the Sonship with healing and uniting comfort. This is offered you, in your holy relationship. Accept it here and now, and you will give as you have accepted.
The peace of God is given you with the glowing purpose in which you join with your brother. The holy light that brought you and him together must extend, as you accepted it.”