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Accepting the Holy Spirit’s Miracle

Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time is for; to learn just that and nothing more. God’s Teacher cannot be satisfied with His teaching until it constitutes all your learning. He has not fulfilled His teaching function until you have become such a consistent learner that you learn only of Him. When this has happened, you will no longer need a teacher or time in which to learn.

Time is your friend, if you leave it to the Holy Spirit to use. He needs but very little to restore God’s whole power to you. He Who transcends time for you understands what time is for. Holiness lies not in time, but in eternity. There never was an instant in which God’s Son could lose his purity. His [Son’s] changeless state is beyond time, for his purity remains forever beyond attack and without variability. Time stands still in his holiness, and changes not. And so it is no longer time at all. For caught in the single instant of the eternal sanctity of God’s creation, [time] is transformed into forever. Give the eternal instant, that eternity may be remembered for you, in that shining instant of perfect release. Offer the miracle of the holy instant through the Holy Spirit, and leave His giving [the miracle] to you to Him. (A Course in Miracles, T-15.I.1;15. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

Think of someone who offends, frightens or angers you. Bring the image you hold of him — his form, behavior and words — to the Holy Spirit. Allow yourself to feel His strength and peace. Be with Him and let Him show you the truth beyond your perception of this person. Allow yourself time to let in the Holy Spirit’s vision.…

As you join with the Holy Spirit, your fear will fade and peace will deepen.… You will feel more and more at one with the Love that is the truth in this brother.… As you let time stand still in the Holy Spirit’s presence, the fear is released and you remember the reality of changeless Love. You have accepted the Holy Spirit’s miracle.

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