T. 18. IX. 10 – 14. Jesus: “Even complete forgiveness is not the end we seek! Forgiveness does make lovely all you see, but it does not create! We treat it as the ‘source of healing,’ while it is but the messenger of love, and not love’s Source.
Here you are led, that God Himself can take the final step, unhindered, for here does nothing interfere with love, just letting love be itself. A step beyond this holy place of forgiveness, a step still further inward, but the one you cannot undertake, transports you to something completely different. Here is the Source of light; nothing perceived, forgiven nor transformed. But merely known!
This course will lead you to the place of knowledge, but knowledge itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum. Nor is there any need for us to try to speak of what must forever lie beyond words. We need remember only that whoever attains the real world, beyond which learning cannot go, will go beyond it indeed, but in a different way. Where learning ends, there God begins. For learning ends before Him Who is complete where He begins, and where there is no end. It is not for us to dwell on what cannot be attained through learning. There is too much yet to learn. The readiness for knowledge still must be attained.
Love is not learned! Its meaning lies within itself. And learning ends when you have recognized all that it is not. That is what the interference is, and that is precisely what needs to be undone!
Love is not learned because there never was a time in which you really knew it not! Learning is useless in the Presence of your Creator, however, Whose acknowledgment of you, and yours of Him, so far transcend all learning that everything you have learned is meaningless, replaced forever by the knowledge of love and its one meaning.
Your former relationship with your brother has been uprooted from the world of shadows. And its old, unholy purpose has been safely brought through the barriers of guilt, washed with forgiveness, and set shining and firmly rooted in the world of light. From there it calls to you to follow the course it took, lifted high above the darkness and gently placed before the gates of Heaven.
The holy instant in which you and your brother were united is but the messenger of love, sent from beyond forgiveness to remind you of all that lies beyond it. Yet it is through forgiveness that it will be remembered. And when the memory of God has come to you in the holy place of forgiveness, you will remember nothing else, and memory will be as useless as learning, for your only purpose will be creating. Yet this you cannot know until every perception has been cleansed and purified, and finally removed forever.
Forgiveness removes only the untrue, lifting the shadows from the world and carrying the world, safe and sure within its gentleness, to the bright world of new and clean perception. There is your purpose now. And it is there that peace awaits you.”