It has been said that We are One.
And you say, Yes, yes.
But you don’t believe it. Not for one minute do you really believe it.
You see differences between Us too vast to reconcile.
You know that I am not going to alter Myself. I am not going to become more like you. I am not going to adopt your ways. Well, then, you must adopt Mine. We will decrease the division between Us. You will become so close to Me, you will be adjunct. You will blend into My way. You will see no other.
You will see the Horizon I do.
Your eyes will telescope. You will ride on the waves of My vision. You will abandon nearsightedness. You will take off the lenses you have been wearing. You do not need them. You wore them because you wanted to see only so far. You wanted to embrace smallness, and so you converted your eyes to it. Now you will accept the lens I give you. I give you My eyes with which to see.
What you see, you can follow.
You are afraid to enter Paradise because you feel you may be tricked in an unfair barter. But not seeing Paradise — that was the trick you perpetuated upon yourself. The world winked at you, and you accepted its folly. You denied yourself Truth by choosing a lesser reality, and magnifying it until that was all you saw.
As you leave the past behind you, past perception, past concepts, past limitedness, you enter free territory. I say free territory instead of Kingdom of Heaven, because you will disbelieve Kingdom of Heaven at this moment, so I say free territory so you may dispense with your disbelief for one moment.
Do you believe that you may be freer with greater eyesight? Do you believe that greater vision means expanded life? Do you really want the self-restrictions of the past? Or do you dare (what you only imagine is daring) release yourself from bounded vision? What if you peeled off your blinders, and walked out of the old space you occupied?
What if you accepted My vision and My words?
What if you believed what I say?
What might happen? What would happen? Think of these possibilities, and let the possibilities enter your heart, and your vision will go farther.
You can expand your vision in dribs and drabs, or you can expand it immediately. You are not powerless. You are powerful.
Accept the possibility that you have powers that you can unleash.
Accept the possibility that you no longer need the blinders you have so happily worn.
Take them off.
See where you want to fly to.
When you do see with My vision, you will not hesitate to go forward.
When you do see through My eyes, you will not cling to the past.
You would not cling to the jewels of Heaven either, for you would have no need for clinging.
One who is free does not cling.
He is free.
And he frees others.
He takes off his chains, and in so doing, all others’ chains are unlocked. When you do not see chains any longer, it will be easier for others to give them up.
But I do not say it is hard for you. You say it is hard.
I say you have no choice, but you say, “God, maybe I can hang on to my old ways just a little longer.”
I say you are responsible.
I say, “Whom are you listening to?”
And you realize you are listening to fears.
You hold them dear.
I say, “Poof!”, and We shall see what happens to your fears.