8 - The Journey Back
of the World
If God’s Will for you is complete peace and
joy, unless you experience only this you must be
refusing to acknowledge His Will. His Will does
not vacillate, being changeless forever. When you
are not at peace, it can only be because you do
not believe you are in Him. Yet He is all in all.
His peace is complete, and you must be included
in it. His
laws govern you because they govern everything.
You cannot exempt yourself from His laws, although
you can disobey them. Yet if you do, and only if
you do, you will feel lonely and helpless because
you are denying yourself everything.
am come as a light into a world that does deny itself
everything. It does this simply by dissociating
itself from everything. It is therefore an illusion
of isolation, maintained by fear of the same loneliness
which is its illusion.
I have told you that I am with you always, even to
the end of the world. That is why I am the light of
the world. If I am with you in the loneliness of the
world, the loneliness is gone. You cannot maintain
the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone. My
purpose, then, is to overcome the world. I do not
attack it, but my light must dispel it because of
what it is.
does not attack darkness, but it does shine it away.
If my light goes with you everywhere, you shine
it away with me. The light becomes ours, and you
cannot abide in darkness any more than darkness
can abide wherever you go. The remembrance of me
is the remembrance of yourself and of Him Who sent
me to you. You were in darkness until God’s
Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship.
When this was done, it was perfectly accomplished
by all. How else could it be perfectly accomplished?
mission was simply to unite the will of the Sonship
with the Will of the Father by being aware of the
Father’s Will myself. This
is the awareness I came to give you, and your problem
in accepting it is the problem of this world. Dispelling
it is salvation, and in this sense I am the salvation
of the world.
world must despise and reject me because the world
is the belief that love is impossible.
reactions to me are the reactions of the world to
God. If you will accept the fact that I am with
you, you are denying the world and accepting God.
My will is His, and your will to hear me is the
decision to hear His Voice and abide in His Will.
As God sent me to you, so will I send you to others.
And I will go to them with you, so we can teach
them peace and union.
Do you not think the world needs peace as much as
you do? Do you not want to give it to the world
as much as you want to receive it? For unless you
do, you will not receive it. If you will to have
it of me, you must give it. Rehabilitation does
not come from anyone else. You can have guidance
from without, but you must accept it from within.
The guidance must be what you want, or it will be
meaningless to you. That is why rehabilitation is
a collaborative venture.
can tell you what to do, but this will not help
you unless you collaborate by believing that I know
what to do. Only then will your mind choose to follow
me. Without your will you cannot be rehabilitated.
Motivation to be healed is the crucial factor in
rehabilitation. Without this, you are deciding against
healing, and your veto of my will for you makes
healng impossible. If healing is our joint will,
unless our wills are joined you cannot be healed.
is obvious when you consider what healing is for.
Healing is the way in which the separation is overcome.
Separation is overcome by union. It cannot be overcome
The will to unite must be unequivocal, or the will
itself is divided or not whole. Your will is the
means by which you determine your own condition
because will is the mechanism of decision. It is
the power by which you separate or join, and experience
pain or joy accordingly. My
will cannot overcome yours, because yours is as
powerful as mine. If it were not so, the Sons of
God would be unequal.
things are possible through our joint will, but
my will alone cannot help you.
Your will is as free as mine, and God Himself would
not go against it. I cannot will what God does not
will. I can offer you my will to make yours invincible
by this sharing, but I cannot oppose yours without
competing with it, and thereby violating God’s
Will for you.
God created can oppose your will, as nothing God
created can oppose His. God gave your will its power,
which I can only acknowledge in honor of His.
you want to be like me I will help you, knowing
that we are alike.
you want to be different, I will wait until you
change your mind.
can teach you, but only you can choose to listen to
my teaching. How else can it be, if God’s Kingdom
is freedom? Freedom
cannot be learned by tyranny of any kind, and the
perfect equality of all God’s Sons cannot be
recognized through the dominion of one will over another.
Sons are equal in will, all being the Will of their
Father. This is the only lesson I came to teach, knowing
that it is true.
your will is not mine, it is not our Father’s.
This means that you have imprisoned yours, and have
not let it be free. Of yourselves you can do nothing,
because of yourselves you are nothing. I am nothing
without the Father, and you are nothing without me because,
by denying the Father, you deny yourself.
will always remember you, and in my remembrance
of you lies your remembrance of yourself. In our
remembrance of each other lies our remembrance of
God, and in this remembrance lies your freedom because
your freedom is in Him. Join,
then, with me in praise of Him and you whom He created.
This is our gift of gratitude to Him, which He will
share with all His creations, to whom He gives equally
whatever is acceptable to Him. Because it is acceptable
to Him it is the gift of freedom, which is His Will
for all His Sons. By offering freedom you will be
the only gift you can offer to God’s Sons,
being an acknowledgment of what they are and what
He is. Freedom is creation because it is love. What
you seek to imprison you do not love. Therefore,
when you seek to imprison anyone, including yourself,
you do not love him, and you cannot identify with
When you imprison
yourself, you are losing sight of your true identification
with me and with the Father. Your identification
is with the Father and with the Son. It cannot be
with one and not the other. If you are part of one,
you must be part of the other because they are One.
Trinity is holy because It is One. If you exclude
yourself from this union, you are perceiving the
Holy Trinity as separated. You must be included
in It, because It is everything. Unless you take
your place in It and fulfill your function as part
of It, It is as bereft as you are. No part of It
can be imprisoned if Its truth is to be known.
Can you be
separated from your identification and be at peace?
Dissociation is not a solution; it is a delusion.
The delusional believe that truth will assail them,
and so they do not see it because they prefer the
delusion. Judging truth as something they do not
want, they perceive deception and block knowledge.
by offering them your unified will on their behalf,
as I am offering you mine on yours. Alone we can
do nothing, but together, our wills fuse into something
whose power is far beyond the power of its separate
parts. By not being separate, the Will of God is
established in ours and as ours. This Will is invincible
because it is undivided. The undivided will of the
Sonship is the perfect creator, being wholly in
the likeness of God, Whose Will it is. You cannot
be exempt from it, if you are to understand what
it is and what you are. By separating your will
from mine, you are exempting yourself from the Will
of God which is yourself.
Yet to heal
is still to make whole. Therefore, to heal is to
unite with those who are like you because perceiving
this likeness is to recognize the Father. If your
perfection is in Him and only in Him, how can you
know it without recognizing Him? The recognition
of God is the recognition of yourself. There is
no separation of God and His creation. You will
learn this as you learn that there is no separation
of your will and mine.
Let the Love
of God shine upon you by your acceptance of me.
My reality is yours
and His. By joining your will with mine you are
signifying your awareness that the Will of God is
Oneness and ours are not separate because His Oneness
join with me is to restore His power to you because
we are sharing it. I offer you only the recognition
of His power in you, but in that lies all truth.
we unite, we unite with Him.
be to the union of God and His holy Sons!
glory lies in them because they are united.
miracles we do bear witness to the Will of the Father
for His Son, and to our joy in uniting with His Will
you unite with me, you are uniting without the ego
because I have renounced the ego in myself, and
therefore cannot unite with yours.
union is therefore the way to renounce the ego in
truth in both of us is beyond the ego. By willing
that, you have gone beyond it toward truth.
success in transcending the ego is guaranteed by
God, and I can share this confidence for both of
us and all of us.
I bring God’s peace back to all His children because
I received it of Him for us all.
can prevail against our united wills because nothing
can prevail against God’s.
you know the Will of God for you?
it of me who knows it for you, and you will find it.
I will deny you nothing, as God denies me nothing.
Ours is simply the journey back to God, Who is our home.
fear intrudes anywhere along the road to peace, it is
always because the ego has attempted to join the journey
with us, and cannot do so. Sensing defeat and angered
by it, the ego regards itself as rejected and becomes
are invulnerable to its retaliation because I am with
this journey you have chosen me as your companion instead
of the ego.
not try to hold on to both, or you will try to go in
different directions, and will lose the way.
ego’s way is not mine, but it is also not yours.
The Holy Spirit has one direction for all minds, and
the one He taught me is yours.
us not lose sight of His direction through illusions,
for only illusions of another direction can obscure
the one for which God’s Voice speaks in all of
accord the ego the power to interfere with the journey
because it has none, since the journey is the way to
what is true.
all deception behind, and reach beyond all attempts
of the ego to hold you back.
go before you because I AM beyond the ego.
therefore, for my hand because you want to transcend
will will never be wanting, and if you want to share
it, you will. I give it willingly and gladly because
I need you as much as you need me.