Ch. 15. II. 3 – 6. Jesus: “How long can it take to be where God would have you? For you are where you have forever been and will forever be. All that you have, you have forever! The blessed instant reaches out to encompass time, as God extends Himself to encompass you.
You who have spent hours, days, and even years in chaining your brothers to your ego in an attempt to support it and uphold its weakness, do not perceive the real Source of strength. In this holy instant of release you will unchain all your brothers, as you refuse to support either their weakness or your own.
You do not realize how much you have misused your brothers by projecting your guilt onto them and making them sources of support for your ego. In your perception, then, they bear witness to the ego, and seem to provide you with ample ‘reasons’ for not letting it go. Yet when you accept the holy instant, your brothers become far stronger and more compelling witnesses for the Holy Spirit! They then support His strength instead of the ego’s weakness.
It is, therefore, your choice as to whether your perception of your brothers supports the ego or the Holy Spirit in you! And you will recognize which you have chosen by their reactions to you. A Son of God who has been released through the Holy Spirit in a brother is always readily recognized. In fact, he cannot be denied!
If you still remain uncertain, it is only because you have not as yet given complete release. And because of this, you have not given a single instant completely to the Holy Spirit. For when you have, you will be sure you have! You will be sure because the witness to Him will speak so clearly of Him, that you will hear perfectly and understand. You will still doubt, yet only until you hear one witness whom you have wholly released through the Holy Spirit. And then you will doubt no more!
The holy instant has not yet happened to you. Yet it will, and you will recognize it with perfect certainty. No gift of God is recognized in any other way. You can practice the mechanics of the holy instant, and will learn much from doing so. Yet its shining and glittering brilliance, which will literally blind you to this world by its own vision, you cannot supply. And here it is, all in this instant, complete, accomplished and given wholly.
Start now to practice your little part in separating out the holy instant. You will receive very specific instructions as you go along. To learn to separate out this single second, and to experience it as timeless, is to begin to experience yourself as not separate. Fear not that you will not be given help in this. God’s Teacher and His lesson will support your strength. It is only your weakness that will depart from you in this practice, for it is the practice of the power of God in you. Use it but for one instant, and you will never deny it again.
Who can deny the Presence of what the whole universe bows to, in both appreciation and gladness In the presence of the recognition of the universe that witnesses to It, your doubts must disappear.”