T. 18. IX. 7 – 11. Jesus: “However long you play at ‘make believe,’ and regardless of how much imagination you bring to it, if you are sane, you do not confuse your daydreams with the world about you, nor seek to make the daydreams real by demanding they be so.
So should it be with the dark clouds of guilt, no more impenetrable and no more substantial than children’s imaginings. You certainly will not ‘bruise yourself’ by brushing against them as you travel through! Let your Guide teach you their insubstantial nature as He leads you past them, for beyond them is a world of light whereon they cast no shadows. Their shadows lie upon the world that you have left behind, one much farther from the light than you are now. Yet from that world to the light, their guilty shadows cannot fall!
This world of light you now approach; this circle of brightness you’ve begun to see is the real world, where guilt meets with forgiveness and is shined away. Here the world outside is seen anew, without the shadow of guilt upon it. Here are you forgiven, for here you have forgiven everyone. Here is the new perception, where everything is bright and shining with innocence, washed in the waters of forgiveness, and cleansed of every evil thought you laid upon it. Here there is no attack upon the Son of God, and you are wholly welcome.
Here, in the real world, is your innocence, waiting to clothe you and protect you, and make you ready for the final step in the journey inward. Here are the dark and heavy garments of guilt laid by, and gently replaced by purity and love. Yet even forgiveness is not the end!
Forgiveness does make lovely what the ego made to hide its guilt, but it does not create. It is the source of healing, but it is the messenger of love and not its Source. Here you are led, that God Himself can take the final step unhindered, for here does nothing interfere with love, letting it be itself. A step beyond this holy place of forgiveness, a step still further inward but the one you cannot take, transports you to something completely different. Here is the Source of light; nothing perceived, forgiven nor transformed. But merely known!
This course will lead you to the threshold of knowledge, but knowledge itself is still beyond the scope of our curriculum. Nor is there any need for us to try to speak of what must forever lie beyond words. We need remember only that whoever attains the real world, beyond which learning cannot go, will go beyond it, but in a very different way.
Where learning ends, there God begins, for learning ends with Him Who is complete where He begins, and where there is no end. It is not for us to dwell on what cannot be attained through learning. There is too much yet to learn. The readiness for knowledge still must be completed.”