Ch. 12. VII. 8 – 11. Jesus: “When you want only love you will see nothing else. The contradictory nature of the witnesses you perceive is merely the reflection of your conflicting invitations.
Within your mind you have accepted opposition, the ego thought system having sought it there! But you must not then believe that the witnesses for opposition are true, for they attest only to your inner decision about reality, returning to you the messages you gave to them. Love, too, is recognized by its messengers to you. If you make love manifest by wanting nothing else, its messengers will come to you for the simple reason that you have invited them.
Your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of the world the ego sees is the power of decision. You can decide to see the world aright! What you’ve made of it is not its reality, for its reality to you is only what you give it. In reality, you cannot give anything but love to anyone or anything, nor can you really receive anything but love from them. If you think you have received anything else, it is because you have looked within and thought you saw the power to give something else. It was only this decision that determined what you found, for it was the decision for what you wanted to see!
Perhaps you are afraid of me because you looked within and were afraid of what you saw. Yet you could not have seen reality, for the reality of your mind is the loveliest of God’s creations. Coming only from God, its power and grandeur could only bring you peace if you really looked upon it. If you are afraid, it is because you thought you saw something that is not there. Yet in that same place you could have looked upon me and all your brothers, in the perfect safety of the Mind which created us. For we are there in the peace of the Father, Who wills to extend His peace through you.
When you have accepted your mission to extend peace, you will find peace, for by making it manifest, you will see it reflected back to you. Its holy witnesses will surround you because you called upon them, and they will come to you. I have heard your call and I have answered it, but you do not yet look upon me nor hear the answer that you really want. That is because you do not yet want only that. Yet as I become more real to you, you will learn that you do want only that. And then you will see me as you look within, and we will look upon the real world together.
Through the eyes of Christ, only the real world exists and only the real world can be seen. As you decide, so will you see. And all that you see but witnesses to your decision.”