31 - Simplicity of Salvation
the flesh or recognize the Spirit. There is no compromise
between the two. If one is real the other must be false,
for what is real denies its opposite. There is no choice
in vision but this one. What you decide in this determines
all you see and think is real and hold as true.
this one choice does all your
world depend, for here have you established what you
are, as flesh or Spirit in your own belief.
If you choose flesh,
you never will escape the body as your own reality,
for you have chosen that you want it so. But choose
the Spirit, and all Heaven bends to touch your eyes
and bless your holy sight, that you may see the world
of flesh no more except to heal and comfort and to
is undoing. If you choose to see the body, you behold
a world of ...
that make no sense at all.
appears and disappears in death; that one is doomed
to suffering and loss. And no one is exactly as he was
an instant previous, nor will he be the same as he is
now an instant hence.
could have trust
where so much change is seen, for who is worthy if he
be but dust?
is undoing of all this. And constancy arises in the
sight of those whose eyes salvation has released from
looking at the cost of keeping guilt because they chose
to let it go instead.
does not ask that you behold the Spirit and perceive
the body not. It merely asks that this should be your
choice. For you can see the body without help but do
not understand how to behold a world apart from it.
It is your world salvation will undo and let you see
another world your eyes could never find. Be not concerned
how this could ever be. You do not understand how what
you see arose to meet your sight. For if you did, it
would be gone. The veil of ignorance is drawn across
the evil and the good and must be passed that both may
disappear, so that perception finds no hiding place.
How is this done? It is not done at all. What could
there be within the universe which God created that
must still be done?
arrogance could you conceive that you must make the
way to Heaven plain. The means are given you by which
to see the world that will replace the one you made.
Your will be done! In Heaven as on earth, this is forever
true. It matters not where you believe you are nor what
you think the truth about yourself must really be. It
makes no difference what you look upon nor what you
choose to feel or think or wish.
God Himself has said, "Your will be done."
And it is done to you accordingly.
believe that you can choose to see the Son of God as
you would have him be, forget not that no concept of
yourself will stand against the truth of what you are.
Undoing truth would be impossible. But concepts are
not difficult to change. One vision, clearly seen, that
does not fit the picture as it was perceived before
will change the world for eyes that learn to see, because
the concept of the self has changed.
Are you invulnerable?
Then the world is harmless in your sight.
you forgive? Then is the world forgiving, for you
have forgiven it its trespasses and so it looks on
you with eyes that see as yours.
Are you a body? So is
all the world perceived as treacherous and out to
you a spirit, deathless and without the promise of corruption
and the stain of sin upon you? So the world is seen as
stable, fully worthy of your trust; a happy place to rest
in for a while, where nothing need be feared but only
unwelcome to the kind in heart? And what could hurt
the truly innocent? Your will be done, you holy Child
of God. It does not matter if you think you are in earth
or Heaven. What your Father wills for you can never
change. The truth in you remains as radiant as a star,
as pure as light, as innocent as Love Itself. And you
are worthy that your Will be done!