The whole reversal of the cause and effect relationship with what appears to be outside the mind, and the great restoration of power to the mind, lies in the need to develop consistency in learning and teaching. The lessons of the Holy Spirit begin with “to have, give all to all” as a preliminary step in undoing the learning of the world. Complete forgiveness becomes an act of total giving or total perception in which you cannot not be that which you give.
“Accept as true only what your brother is, if you would know yourself. Perceive what he is not and you cannot know what you are, because you see him falsely. Remember always that your Identity is shared, and that Its sharing is Its reality.”
The instant of complete awakening to Truth will come when you have prepared the mind for its coming: “The revelation that the Father and the Son are one will come in time to every mind.”
Yet this step is of God and the preliminary step is yours. The gift of Christ’s vision is given to those who forgive that His eyes may become theirs. It is this vision we give and receive and teach by seeing perfection in everyone and everything.
“Christ’s vision has one law… See no one as a body. Greet him as the Son of God he is, acknowledging that he is one with you in holiness.
Thus are his sins forgiven him, for Christ has vision that has power to overlook them all. In His forgiveness are they gone. Unseen by One they merely disappear, because a vision of the holiness that lies beyond them comes to take their place.”
This is the mind-training, the practice and the accomplishment. This is what this Course is for, to purify perception that it may finally, in an instant of reality, be transformed forever into the living knowledge of God’s Love which knows only Truth.