T. 17. IV. 1 – 4. Jesus: “God established His relationship with you to make you happy, and nothing you do that does not share His purpose can be real.
The purpose God ascribed to anything is its only function. Because of His reason for creating His relationship with you, the function of relationships became forever to ‘make happy.’ And nothing else! To fulfill this function, you relate to your creations as God to His. For nothing God created is apart from happiness, and nothing God created but would extend happiness as its Creator did. Whatever does not fulfill this function cannot be real!
In this world it is impossible to truly create. Yet it is possible to make happy! I have said repeatedly that the Holy Spirit would not deprive you of your special relationships, but would simply transform them. And all that is meant by that, is that He will restore to them the function given them by God. The function you have given them is clearly not to make happy. But the holy relationship shares God’s purpose, rather than aiming to make a substitute for it.
Every ‘special’ relationship you have made is but a substitute for God’s Will, and glorifies the ego’s ‘will’ instead of His, if but because of the illusion that there can be a different will. You have made some very real relationships even in this world. Yet you do not recognize them because you have raised their substitutes to such predominance that when truth calls to you, as it constantly does, you answer with a substitute.
Every special relationship you have made has had, as its fundamental purpose, the aim of occupying your mind so completely that you will not hear the call of truth! In a sense, the special relationship was the ego’s answer to the Holy Spirit, who was God’s Answer to the separation. For although the ego did not understand what had been created, it was aware of something threatening it. The whole defense system the ego evolved to protect the separation from the Holy Spirit was in response to the gift with which God blessed it, and by His blessing enabled the separation to be healed. This blessing holds within itself the truth of everything!
The truth is that the Holy Spirit is in a real relationship with you, because in Him is your relationship with God restored to you. The relationship with Him has never been broken, because the Holy Spirit has not been separate from anyone since the separation. And through Him have all your holy relationships been carefully preserved, to serve God’s purpose for you.”