Ch. 17. I. 3 – 6. Jesus: “When you maintain that there must be an order of difficulty in miracles, all you mean is that there are some illusions you would prefer to keep and withhold from truth. You believe truth ‘cannot deal with them,’ yet in all honesty, this is 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 ego’s fantasizing. If you but realized what this does to your appreciation of the whole! What you reserve for your little self, you take from Him Who would release you! Unless you give it back, it is inevitable that your warped perspective on reality go 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 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 learn to deal with ‘part of the truth’ in one way, and the other part in another way. But be aware that to ‘fragment truth’ is to destroy it by rendering it meaningless.
‘Orders of reality’ is simply a perspective without understanding. It is a frame of reference for reality to which it cannot really be compared at all. Think you that you can bring truth to your fantasy, and then, from the perspective of illusions, learn what truth means to you?
From within an illusion, truth has no meaning. The ‘frame of reference’ for its meaning can only be truth itself! When you try to bring truth into illusions, you are trying to make the illusions ‘real,’ and thereby keep them by justifying your belief in them. But to give illusions over to the truth is to enable truth to teach you that the illusions are unreal, and thus enable you to escape from them.
Reserve not one idea aside from truth, or you establish illusory ‘orders of reality’ that must imprison you! There is no order in reality, because everything there is simply true.
Be willing, then, to give all you have held apart from truth to Him Who knows the truth, and in Whom all is brought to truth. Salvation from separation must be complete, or it will not be at all! Be not concerned with anything except your willingness to have this be accomplished. He will accomplish it; not you!
But forget not this: When you become disturbed and lose your peace of mind because another is attempting to solve his problems through fantasy, you are refusing to forgive yourself for just this same attempt! And you are holding both of you away from truth and from salvation. As you forgive him, you restore to truth what was denied by both of you. And you will see forgiveness where you have given it.”