T. 16. VI. 8 – 12. Jesus: “Find hope and comfort, rather than despair, in this recognition: You could not for long find even the illusion of love in any special relationship here! For by now you are no longer wholly insane, and you would soon recognize the guilt of self-betrayal for what it is!
Nothing about yourself that you would seek to overcome in the special relationship is ever really part of you! And if you are to understand the Thought that knows what you are, you cannot keep any part of the thought system that taught you the special relationship was real.
By now you have allowed the Thought of your reality to enter your awareness, and because you invited It in, It will continue to abide with you. Your love for It will not allow you to betray yourself again by reaffirming guilt. And at this point, you could no longer enter into a relationship where It could not go with you, for you would not want to be apart from It.
Be glad you have escaped the mockery of salvation the ego offered you in the special relationship, and look not back with longing on the travesty it made of your holy relationships. Now no one need suffer for you to be saved from pain, for you have come too far to yield to the illusion of the ‘beauty and holiness’ of guilt. Only the wholly insane could look on death and suffering, sickness and despair, and see it thus!
All that guilt has wrought is ugly, fearful and very dangerous. See no illusion of truth and beauty there! And be you thankful that there is a place where truth and beauty wait for you. Go on to meet them gladly, and learn how much awaits you for the simple willingness to give up ‘nothing,’ because truly, it is nothing you are giving up!
The new perspective you will gain from crossing over the bridge will be the understanding of where Heaven really is. From this side of the bridge, it seems to be outside of you and on the other side. Yet as you cross to join it, it will join with you and become one with you. And in glad astonishment you will recognize, that for all of this, you gave up nothing! The joy of Heaven, which has no limit, is increased with each light that returns to take its rightful place within it. Wait no longer to realize the Love of God and you! And may the holy instant speed you on the way, as it will surely do if you but let it come to you.
The Holy Spirit asks only this little help from you: Whenever your thoughts wander to a special relationship which still attracts you, enter with Him into a holy instant, and there let Him release you! He needs only your willingness to share in His perspective, and He will give it to you completely! And because His willingness is perfect, your willingness need not even be complete. It is His task to atone for your un-willingness by His perfect faith, and it is His faith you share with Him there.
Out of your honest recognition of your unwillingness for your release from illusion, His perfect willingness is given you. Call upon Him, for Heaven is at His call. And let Him call on Heaven for you!”