15 - Purpose of Time
Instant and the Laws of God
separation vanishes as holiness is shared. For holiness
is power, and by sharing it, it gains in strength. If
you seek for satisfaction in gratifying your needs as
you perceive them, you must believe that strength comes
from another, and what you gain he loses. Someone must
always lose if you perceive yourself as weak. Yet there
is another interpretation of relationships which transcends
the concept of loss of power completely.
not find it difficult to believe that, when another
calls on God for love, your call remains as strong.
Nor do you think that, by God's answer to him, your
hope of answer is diminished. On the contrary, you are
far more inclined to regard his success as witness to
the possibility of yours. That is because you recognize,
however dimly, that God is an idea, and so your faith
in Him is strengthened by sharing. What you find difficult
to accept is the fact that, like your Father, you are
an idea. And like Him, you can give yourself completely,
wholly without loss, and only with gain.
lies peace, for here there is no conflict. In
the world of scarcity, love has no meaning, and peace
and loss are both accepted, and so no one is aware that
perfect love is in him. In the holy instant, you recognize
the idea of love in you and unite this idea with the
Mind that thought it and could not relinquish it. By
holding it within itself, there was no loss. The holy
instant thus becomes a lesson in how to hold all of
your brothers in your mind, experiencing not loss, but
completion. From this it follows you can only give.
And this is love, for this alone is natural under the
laws of God.
holy instant, the laws of God prevail, and only they
have meaning. The laws of this world cease to hold any
meaning at all. When the Son of God accepts the laws
of God as what he gladly wills, it is impossible that
he be bound or limited in any way. In this instant,
he is as free as God would have him be. For the instant
he refuses to be bound, he is not bound.
holy instant, nothing happens that has not always been.
Only the veil that has been drawn across reality is
lifted. Nothing has changed. Yet the awareness of changelessness
comes swiftly as the veil of time is pushed aside. No
one who has not yet experienced the lifting of the veil
and felt himself drawn irresistibly into the light behind
it can have faith in love without fear. Yet the Holy
Spirit gives you this faith because He offered it to
me and I accepted it. you will join with me in offering
what is needed.
not the holy instant will be denied you, for I denied
it not. And through me the Holy Spirit gave it unto
you, as you will give it.
need that you perceive obscure your need of this. For
in the holy instant, you will recognize the only need
the aspects of the Son of God share equally, and by
this recognition you will join with me in offering what
through us that peace will come. Join me in the idea
of peace, for in ideas minds can communicate. If you
would give yourself as your Father gives His Self, you
will learn to understand selfhood. And therein is love's
meaning understood. But remember that understanding
is of the mind and only of the mind. Knowledge is therefore
of the mind, and its conditions are in the mind with
it. If you were not only an idea and nothing else, you
could not be in full communication with all that ever
was. Yet as long as you prefer to be something else,
or would attempt to be nothing else and something else
together, the language of communication, which you know
perfectly, you will not remember.
the holy instant God is remembered, and the language
of communication with all your brothers is remembered
with Him. For communication is remembered together,
as is truth. There is no exclusion in the holy instant
because the past is gone and with it goes the whole
basis for exclusion. Without its source, exclusion vanishes.
And this permits your Source and that of all your brothers
to replace it in your awareness. God and the power of
God will take their rightful place in you, and you will
experience the full communication of ideas with ideas.
Through your ability to do this, you will learn what
you must be, for you will begin to understand what your
Creator is and what His creation is along with Him.