T. 17. I. 1 – 4. Jesus: “The ‘betrayal’ committed by the Son of God lies only in illusions, and all his ‘sins’ are but his own imagining! His reality is forever sinless. He need not be forgiven, but just awakened! In his dreams he has betrayed himself, his brothers and his Creator. Yet what is done in dreams has not been really done!
It is impossible however, to convince the dreamer this is so, for dreams are what they are because of the illusion that they are real! Only in waking comes the full release from them, for only then does it become obvious that they had no effect upon reality at all, and could not change it. Fantasies appear to change reality. That is their purpose. They cannot do so in reality, but they can do so in the mind that would wish to have reality be something different.
It is, then, only your wish to change reality that makes you fearful, because also by your wish, you think you have accomplished what you wish! This strange position, in a sense, acknowledges your creative power. Yet ‘mis-creating,’ distorting your power and devoting it to ‘evil,’ bringing forth illusions of guilt and fear, also makes it unreal to you. You cannot be faithful to two masters who ask conflicting things of you. A power that you use in fantasy you deny to truth. Yet what you give to truth to use for you is forever safe from fantasy!
When you maintain that there must be an order of difficulty in miracles, all you mean is that there are some illusions you would withhold from truth! You believe truth cannot deal with them only because you would keep them from truth. Very simply, your lack of faith in the power that heals all pain, arises from your wish to retain some aspects of reality for your exercise of fantasy!
If you but realized what this must do to your appreciation of the whole! What you reserve for yourself in separation, you take away from Him Who would release you! Unless you give it back, it is inevitable that your perspective on reality remain warped and uncorrected! As long as you would have it so, so long will the illusion of an order of difficulty in miracles remain with you. For you, yourself, have established this ‘order in reality’ by giving some of it to one teacher, the Holy Spirit, and some to another, the ego! And so you have learned to deal with part of the truth in one way, and the other part in another way.
To fragment truth is to destroy it by rendering it meaningless to you. ‘Orders of reality’ is a perspective without understanding; a ‘frame of reference’ for reality, to which it cannot really be compared at all.”