20 - Promise of the Resurrection
Vision of Sinlessness
will come to you at first in glimpses, but they will
be enough to show you what is given you, who would
see your brother sinless.
is restored to you through your desire, as it was
lost to you through your desire for something else.
Open the holy place
which you closed off by valuing the “something
else”, and what was never lost will quietly
It has been
saved for you.
would not be necessary had judgment not been made.
now its whole undoing, and it is done for you.
you not want to know your own identity?
you not happily exchange your doubts for certainty?
you not willingly be free of misery, and learn again of
joy? Your holy relationship
offers all this to you. As it was given you, so will be
its effects. And as its holy purpose was not made by you,
the means by which its happy end is yours, is also not of
in what is yours but for the asking. And think not that
you need make either means or end.
All this is
given you who would but see your brother sinless; all this
is given, waiting on your desire but to receive it.
is freely given to those who ask to see.
brother’s sinlessness is given you in shining light,
to look on with the Holy Spirit’s vision and to rejoice
in along with Him. For peace will come to all who ask for
it, with real desire and sincerity of purpose, shared with
the Holy Spirit, and at one with Him on what salvation is.
Be willing, then, to see your
brother sinless, that Christ may rise before your vision
and give you joy.
place no value on your brother’s body, which holds
him to illusions of what he is.
is his desire to see his sinlessness, as it is yours.
bless the Son of God in your relationship, nor see in him
what you have made of him.
Holy Spirit guarantees that what God willed and gave you
shall be yours.
is your purpose now, and the vision that makes it yours
is ready to be given.
have the vision which enables each one to see the body
as you look upon each other, you will see an altar to
your Father, holy as Heaven, glowing with radiant purity
and sparkling with the shining lilies you laid upon it.
can you value more than this?
do you think the body is a better home, a safer shelter
for God’s Son?
would you rather look on it than on the truth?
can the engine of destruction be preferred, and chosen
to replace the holy home the Holy Spirit offers, where
He will dwell with you?
body is the sign of weakness, vulnerability and loss
such a savior help you?
you turn in your distress and need for help unto the
the pitifully little the perfect choice to call upon
will seem to make your Savior weak, yet it is you
who need his strength.
is no problem, no event or situation, no perplexity
that vision will not solve.
is redeemed when looked upon with vision, for this
is not your sight, and brings with it the laws beloved
of Him Whose sight it is.
looked upon with vision falls gently into place, according
to the laws brought to it by His calm and certain
end for everything He looks upon is always sure, for
it will meet His purpose, seen in unadjusted form,
and suited perfectly to meet it.
becomes benign, and
is turned to blessing under His gently gaze.
can the body’s eyes perceive, with power to correct?
eyes adjust to sin, unable to overlook it in any form,
and seeing it everywhere, in everything.
through its eyes, and everything will stand condemned
that could save you, you will never see.
holy relationship, the source of your salvation, will
be deprived of meaning, and its most holy purpose bereft
of means for its accomplishment.
is but a toy, a whim, the senseless means to play the idle
game of death in your imagination, but vision sets all things
right, bringing them gently within the kindly sway of Heaven’s
if you recognized this world is a hallucination?
if you really understood you made it up?
if you realized that those who seem to walk about
in it, to sin and die, attack and murder and destroy
themselves, are wholly unreal?
you have faith in what you see, if you accepted this?
And would you see
disappear when they are recognized for what they are.
is the healing and the remedy.
them not and they are gone.
And all you need
to do is recognize you did this.
you accept this simple fact, and take unto yourself
the power you gave them, you are released from them.
thing is sure; hallucinations serve a purpose,
and when that purpose is no longer held, they
the question never is whether you want them,
but always, do you want the purpose which they
world seems to hold out many purposes, each
different and with different values, yet they
are all the same.
there is no order, but a seeming hierarchy of
two purposes are possible. And one is sin, the
other holiness. Nothing is in between, and which
you choose determines what you see. For what
you see is merely how you elect to meet your
goal. Hallucinations serve to meet the goal
of madness. They are the means by which the
outside world, projected from within, adjusts
to sin and seems to witness to its reality.
It still is true that nothing is without. Yet
upon nothing are all projections made. For it
is the projection which gives the “nothing”
all the meaning that it holds.
has no meaning cannot be perceived, and meaning
always looks within to find itself, and then
meaning that you give the world outside must
thus reflect the sight you saw within; or better,
if you saw at all or merely judged against.
is the means by which the Holy Spirit translates
your nightmares into happy dreams; your wild
hallucinations that show you all the fearful
outcomes of imagined sin, into the calm and
reassuring sights with which He would replace
gentle sights and sounds are looked on happily
and heard with joy.
are His substitutes for all the terrifying sights
and screaming sounds the ego’s purpose
brought to your horrified awareness.
step away from sin, reminding you that it is
not reality which frightens you, and that the
errors which you made can be corrected.
you have looked on what seemed terrifying, and
seen it change to sights of loveliness and peace;
when you have looked on scenes of violence and
death, and watched them change to quiet views
of gardens under open skies, with clear, life-giving
water running happily beside them in dancing
brooks that never waste away; who need persuade
you to accept the gift of vision?
after vision, who is there who could refuse
what must come after?
but an instant just on this...
can behold the holiness God gave His Son, and never
need you think that there is something else for you