II. The Law of the Kingdom
T-7.II.1. To heal is the only kind of thinking in this world that resembles the Thought of God, and because of the elements they share, can transfer easily to it. 2 When a brother perceives himself as sick, he is perceiving himself as not whole, and therefore in need. 3 If you, too, see him this way, you are seeing him as if he were absent from the Kingdom or separated from it, thus making the Kingdom itself obscure to both of you. 4 Sickness and separation are not of God, but the Kingdom is. 5 If you obscure the Kingdom, you are perceiving what is not of God.
T-7.II.2. To heal, then, is to correct perception in your brother and yourself by sharing the Holy Spirit with him. 2 This places you both within the Kingdom, and restores its wholeness in your mind. 3 This reflects creation, because it unifies by increasing and integrates by extending. 4 What you project or extend is real for you. 5 This is an immutable law of the mind in this world as well as in the Kingdom. 6 However, the content is different in this world, because the thoughts it governs are very different from the Thoughts in the Kingdom. 7 Laws must be adapted to circumstances if they are to maintain order. 8 The outstanding characteristic of the laws of mind as they operate in this world is that by obeying them, and I assure you that you must obey them, you can arrive at diametrically opposed results. 9 This is because the laws have been adapted to the circumstances of this world, in which diametrically opposed outcomes seem possible because you can respond to two conflicting voices.
T-7.II.3. Outside the Kingdom, the law that prevails inside is adapted to "What you project you believe." 2 This is its teaching form, because outside the Kingdom learning is essential. 3 This form implies that you will learn what you are from what you have projected onto others, and therefore believe they are. 4 In the Kingdom there is no teaching or learning, because there is no belief. 5 There is only certainty. 6 God and His Sons, in the surety of being, know that what you extend you are. 7 That form of the law is not adapted at all, being the law of creation. 8 God Himself created the law by creating by it. 9 And His Sons, who create like Him, follow it gladly, knowing that the increase of the Kingdom depends on it, just as their own creation did. 14
T-7.II.4. Laws must be communicated if they are to be helpful. 2 In effect, they must be translated for those who speak different languages. 3 Nevertheless, a good translator, although he must alter the form of what he translates, never changes the meaning. 4 In fact, his whole purpose is to change the form so that the original meaning is retained. 5 The Holy Spirit is the Translator of the laws of God to those who do not understand them. 6 You could not do this yourself because a conflicted mind cannot be faithful to one meaning, and will therefore change the meaning to preserve the form.
T-7.II.5. The Holy Spirit's purpose in translating is exactly the opposite. 2 He translates only to preserve the original meaning in all respects and in all languages. 3 Therefore, He opposes the idea that differences in form are meaningful, emphasizing always that these differences do not matter. 4 The meaning of His message is always the same; only the meaning matters. 5 God's law of creation does not involve the use of truth to convince His Sons of truth. 6 The extension of truth, which is the law of the Kingdom, rests only on the knowledge of what truth is. 7 This is your inheritance and requires no learning at all, but when you disinherited yourself you became a learner of necessity.
T-7.II.6. No one questions the connection of learning and memory. 2 Learning is impossible without memory since it must be consistent to be remembered. 3 That is why the Holy Spirit's teaching is a lesson in remembering. 4 I said before that He teaches remembering and forgetting, but the forgetting is only to make the remembering consistent. 5 You forget in order to remember better. 6 You will not understand His translations while you listen to two ways of interpreting them. 7 Therefore you must forget or relinquish one to understand the other. 8 This is the only way you can learn consistency, so that you can finally be consistent.
T-7.II.7. What can the perfect consistency of the Kingdom mean to those who are confused? 2 It is apparent that confusion interferes with meaning, and therefore prevents the learner from appreciating it. 3 There is no confusion in the Kingdom, because there is only one meaning. 4 This meaning comes from God and is God. 5 Because it is also you, you share it and extend it as your Creator did. 6 This needs no translation because it is perfectly understood, but it does need extension because it means extension. 7 Communication is perfectly direct and perfectly united. 15 8 It is totally free, because nothing discordant ever enters. 9 That is why it is the Kingdom of God. 10 It belongs to Him and is therefore like Him. 11 That is its reality, and nothing can assail it.