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There is no statement that the world is more afraid to hear than this:

I do not know the thing I am, and therefore do not know what I am doing, where I am, or how to look upon the world or on myself.

Yet in this learning is salvation born. And What I am will tell me of Itself.

Communication, unambiguous and plain as day, remains unlimited for all eternity. And God Himself speaks to me, His Son, as I speak to Him. Our language has no words, for what we say cannot be symbolized. Our knowledge is direct and wholly shared and wholly one. How far away from this am I who stay bound to this world. And yet how near am I, when I exchange it for the world I want.

What has been given me? The knowledge that I am a mind, in Mind and purely mind, sinless forever, wholly unafraid, because I was created out of Love. Nor have I left my Source, remaining as I was created. This was given me as knowledge which I cannot lose. It was given as well to every living thing, for by that knowledge only does it live.

My home awaits me. I will hasten there. If I so choose, I can depart this world entirely. It is not death which makes this possible, but it is change of mind about the purpose of the world. If I believe it has a value as I see it now, so will it still remain for me. But if I see no value in the world as I behold it, nothing that I want to keep as mine or search for as a goal, it will depart from me. For I have not sought for illusions to replace the truth.

Father, my home awaits my glad return. Your Arms are open and I hear Your Voice. What need have I to linger in a place of vain desires and of shattered dreams, when Heaven can so easily be mine?

There is nothing outside me. That is what I must ultimately learn, for it is the realization that the Kingdom of Heaven is restored to me. For God created only this, and He did not depart from it nor leave it separate from Himself. The Kingdom of Heaven is the dwelling place of the Son of God, who left not his Father and dwells not apart from Him. Heaven is not a place nor a condition. It is merely an awareness of perfect oneness, and the knowledge that there is nothing else; nothing outside this oneness, and nothing else within.

Time can release as well as imprison, depending on whose interpretation of it I use. Past, present and future are not continuous, unless I force continuity on them. I can perceive them as continuous, and make them so for me. But do not be deceived, and then believe that this is how it is. For to believe reality is what I would have it be according to my use for it is delusional. I would destroy time's continuity by breaking it into past, present and future for my own purposes. I would anticipate the future on the basis of my past experience, and plan for it accordingly. Yet by doing so I am aligning past and future, and not allowing the miracle, which could intervene between them, to free me to be born again.

God is the Mind with which I think. I have no thoughts I do not share with God. I have no thoughts apart from Him, because I have no mind apart from His. My thoughts are images that I have made. Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see. As part of His Mind, my thoughts are His and His Thoughts are mine.