T. 16. V. 13 – 17. Jesus: “See in the special relationship nothing more than a meaningless attempt to raise other gods before your Creator, and by worshipping them, to obscure their meaninglessness and His greatness. In the name of your completion, you do not want this! For every idol that you raise to place before Him stands in your way, in place of realizing what you truly are.
Salvation lies in the simple fact that illusions, because they are not true, cannot be fearful in themselves! They but seem to be fearful to the extent to which you fail to recognize them for what they are. And you will fail to do this to the extent to which you still want them to be true! And to that same extent you are denying truth!
And so you are failing to make the simple choice between truth and illusion; between God and fantasy. Be careful to remember this, and you will have no difficulty in perceiving your decision as just what it is and nothing more!
The core of the separation illusion lies simply in the fantasy of the destruction of love’s very meaning. And unless love’s meaning is restored to you, you cannot know yourself, you who share its meaning. Separation is only the decision not to know yourself!
The whole ego thought system is a carefully contrived learning experience, designed to lead you away from truth and into fantasy. Yet for every illusory learning that would hurt you, God offers you correction and complete escape from all its consequences!
The decision whether or not to pay attention to this course and follow it to where it leads you, is but the choice between truth and illusion. For truth is here, separated from illusion and not confused with it at all. How simple does this choice become, when it is perceived as only what it is. For only fantasies make confusion in choosing possible, and fantasies are totally unreal!
Now is thus the time to make the easiest decision that ever confronted you, and also the only one. You will cross the bridge into reality simply because you will recognize that God is on the other side, and nothing at all is on this side. It is impossible not to make the natural decision as this is realized.”