T. 16. VI. 5 – 8. Jesus: “You only see the world you want to see, the one you value! On this side of the bridge you see the world of separate bodies, seeking to join each other in separate unions and thus to ‘become one’ by sacrificing wholeness! Here, when two individuals seek ‘oneness’ in a special relationship, they are unwittingly trying to decrease their magnitude. Each would thus deny his own real power, for each separate union excludes the universe. Far more is left outside than would be taken in, for God is left without and nothing actually taken in!
However, if one such union were given the Holy Spirit’s perfect faith, the universe would be included in it! Yet the special relationship the ego seeks does not include even one whole individual. The ego wants but part of him, the body, and sees only this part and nothing else!
Across the bridge it is so different! For a time the body is still seen, but not exclusively, as it is seen here. The little spark that holds the Great Rays within it has also become visible, and this spark cannot be limited long to littleness.
Once you have crossed the bridge, the importance of the body to you is quite diminished, and you no longer have any need to inflate it. For you realize that the only value the body has is communication, to enable you to bring your brothers to the bridge with you so you can be released together there.
The bridge itself is nothing more than a transition in your perspective of what reality is. On this side, everything you see is grossly distorted and completely out of perspective. What is little and insignificant is magnified to grandiosity, and what is strong and powerful cut down to littleness. In the transition there is likely to be a period of confusion, in which a sense of actual disorientation may occur. But fear not the minor discomfort!
For experiencing it means only that you have been willing to let go your hold on the grand illusion of separation, the distorted frame of reference that seemed to hold your world together. That entire frame of reference is built around the special relationship. Without this illusion of specialness, there could be no meaning you would seek here!
Fear not that you will be abruptly lifted up and hurled into reality! Time is kind, and if you use it on behalf of reality, it will keep gentle pace with you in your transition. The urgency now is only in dislodging your mind from its fixed position here. The Holy Spirit will not leave you homeless and without a frame of reference. The period of disorientation, which precedes the actual transition, is far shorter than the time it took to fix your mind so firmly on illusions. Delay will hurt you now more than before, if only because you realize it is delay, and that escape from pain entirely is really possible!
Find hope and comfort, rather than despair, in this recognition: You could not long find even the illusion of love in any special relationship here. For you are no longer wholly insane, and you would soon recognize the guilt of self-betrayal for exactly what it is.”