The real world was given you by God,
in loving exchange for the world YOU made, and which you SEE. Its reality will make everything ELSE invisible, for beholding it is TOTAL perception. If this were the real world, God WOULD be cruel. For no father could subject his children to this as the price of salvation, and be loving.
Sit quietly and look upon the world you see, and tell yourself, “The real world is not like this". It has no buildings, and there are no streets where people walk alone and separately. There are no stores where people buy an endless list of things they do not need. It is not lit with artificial light, and night comes not upon it. There is no day that brightens and grows dim. There is no loss. Nothing is there but shines, and shines forever.” This world you see MUST BE DENIED, for sight of it is costing you a different kind of vision.
YOU CANNOT SEE BOTH WORLDS,
for each of them involves a different kind of seeing, and depends on what you cherish. The sight of one is possible because you have denied the other. Both are not true, yet either one will seem as real to you as the amount to which you hold it dear. And yet their power is NOT the same, because their real attraction to you is unequal.
It is impossible not to believe what you see, but it is equally impossible to see what you do NOT believe. Perceptions are built up on the basis of experience, and experience leads to beliefs. It is not until BELIEFS are fixed, that perceptions stabilize. In effect, then, what you believe you DO see. Through the eyes of Christ, ONLY the real world exists, and can BE seen. As you decide so will you see. And all that you see but witnesses to your decision.
Do not seek vision through YOUR eyes.
For you MADE your way of seeing, that you might see in darkness, and in this you ARE deceived. BEYOND this darkness, and yet still WITHIN you, is the vision of Christ, Who looks on all in light. YOUR vision comes from fear, as His from Love. And He sees FOR you, as your witness to the real world.
He is the Holy Spirit’s MANIFESTATION, looking always on the real world, and calling forth its witnesses, and drawing them unto YOU. He will SHOW you the real world, because God GAVE you Heaven. Through Him, your Father calls His Son to remember. The awakening of His Son begins with his investment in the REAL world, and BY this, he will learn to REinvest in HIMSELF. For reality is one with the Father AND the Son, and the Holy Spirit blesses the real world in Their Name.
You do not really want the world you see,
for it has disappointed you since time began. The homes you built have never sheltered you. The roads you made have led you nowhere, and no city that you built has withstood the crumbling assault of time. Nothing you made but has the mark of death upon it. Hold it not dear, for it is old and tired, and ready to return to dust, even as you made it. This aching world has not the power to touch the living world at all.
You could not give it that, and so, although you turn in sadness from it, you cannot find in it the road that leads AWAY from it into another world. Yet the REAL world HAS the power to touch you even here,BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT. And what you call with love WILL come to you.
LOVE ALWAYS ANSWERS,
being unable to deny a call for help, or not to hear the cries of pain that rise to it from every part of this strange world you made, but do not want. The only effort you need make to give this world away in glad exchange for what you did NOT make, is willingness to learn THE ONE YOU MADE IS FALSE. Love waits on welcome, NOT on time, and the real world is but your welcome of what always was. The real world, in its loveliness, YOU learn to reach.
The perception of the real world will be so short, that you will barely have time to thank God for it. For God will take the last step swiftly, when you have reached the real world, and have been made ready for Him. The real world is attained simply by the COMPLETE forgiveness of the old; the world you see WITHOUT forgiveness.
The Great Transformer of perception will undertake WITH you
the careful searching of the mind that MADE this world, and uncover TO YOU the SEEMING reasons for your making it. In the light of the REAL reason which He brings, as you follow Him, He will SHOW you that there is NO reason here at all. Each spot HIS reason touches, grows alive with beauty. And what SEEMED ugly, in the darkness of your LACK of reason, is suddenly released to loveliness. Not even what the Son of God made in insanity, could be without a hidden spark of beauty that gentleness could release.
All this beauty will rise to bless your sight, as you look upon the world with forgiving eyes. For forgiveness literally TRANSFORMS vision, and lets you see the real world, reaching quietly and gently across chaos, and removing all illusions which had twisted your perception, and fixed it on the past.
Walk with Him, in trust, out of this world, and into the real world of beauty and forgiveness. The perception of the real world, is LEARNED. Those who look on sin ARE seeing the DENIAL of the real world. Faith and belief and vision are the means by which the goal of holiness is reached. Through them, the Holy Spirit leads you to the real world, and AWAY from all illusions where your faith was laid.
We need remember only that whoever attains the real world, beyond which learning cannot go, WILL go beyond it, but in a different way. Where learning ends, there God begins, for learning ends before Him Who is complete where He begins, and where there IS no end.
The real world is the area of choice made real, NOT in the outcome,
but in the perception of alternatives FOR choice. That there IS choice is an illusion. Yet, within this ONE lies the undoing of every illusion, NOT excepting this. The real world is unaffected by the world you think is real. Nor have its laws been changed because you did not understand.
The real world still is but a dream.
Except the figures have been changed. They are not seen as idols which betray. It is a dream in which no-one is used to substitute for something else, or interposed between the thoughts the mind conceives and what it sees. No-one is used for something he is not, for childish things have all been put away. And what was once a dream of judgment now has changed into a dream where all is joy, because that is the PURPOSE that it has.
Only forgiving dreams can enter here, for time is almost over. And the forms which enter in the dreams are now perceived as brothers, not in judgment, but in love. The real world is the state of mind in which the ONLY purpose of the world is seen to be forgiveness.
The real world is achieved when you perceive the basis of FORGIVENESS is quite real and fully justified. Even the real world has a purpose still beneath creation and eternity. But fear is gone, because its purpose is forgiveness, NOT idolatry. And so is Heaven’s Son prepared to be Himself.
The real world is a state in which the mind has learned how easily do idols go when they are still perceived, but wanted not. How willingly the mind can let them go when it has understood that idols are nothing and nowhere, AND ARE PURPOSELESS.
The real world’s purpose gently brought into awareness, to REPLACE the goal of sin and guilt. And all that stood BETWEEN your image of yourself and what you ARE, forgiveness washes joyfully away. To establish your PERSONAL autonomy you tried to create UNLIKE your Father, BELIEVING what you made, to be capable of BEING unlike Him. Yet everything in what you have made that IS true, IS like Him.
Only this is the real world, and perceiving ONLY this will lead you to the real Heaven because IT WILL MAKE YOU CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING IT. When you have seen this real world, as you will surely do, you WILL remember us. But you must learn the cost of sleeping, AND REFUSE TO PAY IT.
Only then will you decide to awake. And then the real world will spring to your sight, for Christ has never slept. He is waiting to be seen, for He has never lost sight of YOU. He looks quietly on the real world, which He would SHARE with you, because He knows of the Father’s love for Him. And knowing this, He would give you what is yours.