8 - The Journey Back
of Joint Decision
are the joint will of the Sonship, whose wholeness is
for all. We begin the journey back by setting out together,
and gather in our brothers as we continue together.
gain in our strength is offered for all, so they, too,
can lay aside their weakness and add their strength
to us. God’s
welcome waits for us all, and He will welcome us as
I am welcoming you.
Forget not the Kingdom of God for anything the
world has to offer. The world can add nothing
to the power and the glory of God and His holy
Sons, but it can blind the Sons to the Father
if they behold it. You cannot behold the world
and know God. Only one is true.
am come to tell you that the choice of which is true
is not yours. If it were, you would have destroyed yourselves.
Yet God did not will the destruction of His creations,
having created them for eternity. His Will has saved
you, not from yourselves but from your illusions of
yourselves. He has saved you for yourselves.
us glorify Him Whom the world denies, for over His Kingdom
it has no power. No one created by God can find joy
in anything except the eternal. That is not because
he is deprived of anything else, but because nothing
else is worthy of him. What God and His Sons create
is eternal, and in this and this only is their joy.
to the story of the prodigal son, and learn what
God’s treasure is and yours:
son of a loving father left his home and thought he
squandered everything for nothing of any value, although
he did not know its worthlessness at the time. He
was ashamed to return to his father, because he thought
he had hurt him. Yet
when he came home, the father welcomed him with joy
because only the son himself was his father’s
treasure. He wanted nothing else.
God wants only His Son because His Son is His only treasure.
You want your creations as He wants His. Your creations
are your gift to the Holy Trinity, created in gratitude
for your creation. They do not leave you any more than
you have left your Creator, but they extend your creation
as God extended Himself to you.
Can the creations of God Himself take joy in what is
not real? And what is real except the creations of God
and those which are created like His? Your creations
love you as your Soul loves your Father for the gift
of creation. There is no other gift which is eternal,
and therefore there is no other gift which is true.
How, then, can you accept anything else or give anything
else, and expect joy in return? And what else but joy
would you want?
made neither yourself nor your function. You made only
the decision to be unworthy of both. Yet you could not
make yourself unworthy, because you are the treasure of
God. What He values is valuable. There can be no question
of its worth because its value lies in God’s sharing
Himself with it and establishing its value forever.
function is to add to God’s treasure by creating
yours. His Will to you is His Will for
you. He would not withhold creation from you because
His joy is in it.
cannot find joy except as God does. His joy lay in creating
you, and He extends His Fatherhood to you so that you
can extend yourself as He did. You do not understand
this because you do not understand Him. No one who does
not know his function can understand it, and no one
can know his function unless he knows who he
is the Will of God. His Will created you to create.
Your will was not created separate from His, and so
it wills as He wills.
“unwilling will” does not mean anything,
being a contradiction in terms which actually leaves
you think you are unwilling to will with God, you are
not thinking. God’s Will is thought. It cannot
be contradicted by thought. God
does not contradict Himself, and His Sons, who are like
Him, cannot contradict themselves or Him. Yet their
thought is so powerful that they can even imprison the
minds of God’s Sons, if they so choose. This choice
does make the Son’s function unknown to him, but
never to his Creator. And because it is not unknown
to his Creator, it is forever knowable to him.
There is no question but one you should ever ask of yourself...
I want to know my Father’s Will for me?”
will not hide it. He has revealed it to me because I
asked it of Him, and learned of what He had already
given. Our function is to function together because,
apart from each other, we cannot function at all. The
whole power of God’s Son lies in all of us, but
not in any of us alone. God
would not have us be alone because He does not will
to be alone. That is why He created His Son, and gave
him the power to create with Him.
creations are as holy as we are, and we are the Sons of
God Himself, and therefore as holy as He is. Through our
creations we extend our love, and thus increase the joy
of the Holy Trinity. You
do not understand this for a very simple reason...
who are God’s own treasure do not regard yourselves
as valuable. Given this belief, you cannot understand anything.
share with God the knowledge of the value He puts upon you.
My devotion to you is of Him, being born of my knowledge
of myself and Him. We cannot be separated. Whom God has
joined cannot be separated, and God has joined all His Sons
you be separated from your life and your being? The journey
to God is merely the reawakening of the knowledge of where
you are always, and What you are forever. It is a journey
without distance to a goal that has never changed.
(of what you are) can only be experienced. It cannot be
described, and it cannot be explained. I can make you aware
of the conditions of truth, but the experience is of God.
Together we can meet its conditions (of peace), but truth
will dawn upon you of itself.
God has willed for you is yours. He has given His Will to
His treasure, whose treasure It is. Your heart lies where
your treasure is, as His does. You,
who are beloved of God, are wholly blessed. Learn this of
me, and free the holy will of all those who are as blessed
as you are.