We seek this Oneness because the call for it was placed in our souls by God. Jesus even tells us that Heaven is the awareness of perfect Oneness, “nothing outside this oneness, and nothing else within.” (T-18.VI.1:6) Because we are learning through the A Course in Miracles, we find this Oneness first through our relationships, in particular the chosen learning partner(s) who offer us unlimited ways to learn of love. These are the ones for whom we are ready, the ones to whom we remain connected lifelong. And these relationships generally are few. (M-3.5:3) The Course says that we may not even recognize the perfect matching that has occurred in these relationships. But the perfect lesson, the lesson of genuine love of ourselves, others, and God, is there for us if we do not break off the relationship prematurely. This then is the special relationship that can become holy, indeed that is meant to become holy.
And forgiveness points the way.