Ch. 18. V. 4 – 7. Jesus: “Happy dreams bring you closer to truth, not because they are dreams, but only because they are happy! And so they must be loving and thereby lead to knowledge. And so they must be loving. The prayer they offer is always, ‘Thy Will be done,’ and not, ‘I want it otherwise!’
The alignment of means with your new purpose is an undertaking impossible for you to understand. You do not even realize all that you have accepted by accepting the Holy Spirit’s purpose as your own. Of yourself, you would merely bring unholy means to its accomplishment, and that would only interfere. The little faith that was needed to change the purpose of your present dream is all that is required to receive the means and use them.
It is no dream to love your brother as yourself. Nor is your holy relationship a dream! All that remains of dreams within it is that it is still a special relationship. Yet it is very useful to the Holy Spirit, Who has a special function for it here. It will become the happy dream through which He can spread joy to thousands on thousands who still believe that love is fear, not happiness. Let Him fulfill the function that He gave to your relationship by accepting that function for you, and nothing will be wanting that would make of it what He would have it be.
When you feel the holiness of your relationship is threatened by anything, pause instantly, and looking past the fear, offer the Holy Spirit your willingness to let Him exchange this instant for the holy one that you would really rather have. He will never fail you in this!
But forget not, that in your relationship, you and your brother are one. So it must be that whatever threatens the peace of one is an equal threat to the other. The power of joining in the blessing of your holy relationship lies in the fact that it is now impossible for you or your brother to experience fear alone, or that either of you must deal with it alone. Never believe that this is necessary, or even possible! Yet just as this is impossible, so is it equally impossible that the holy instant come to either of you without also coming to the other. Thus will it come to both at the request of either.
Whoever is saner at the time the threat is perceived should remember how deep is his indebtedness to the other and how much gratitude is due him, and be glad that he can pay his debt by bringing happiness to both. Let him remember this, and say:
‘I desire this holy instant for myself, that I may share it with my brother, whom I love. It is not possible that I can have it without him, or he without me. Yet it is wholly possible for us to share it now. And so I choose this instant as the one to offer to the Holy Spirit, that His blessing may descend on us, and keep us both in peace.'”