Daily Inspiration

The Journey of the Holy Relationship

The holy relationship is the expression of the holy instant in living in this world. Like everything about salvation, the holy instant is a practical device, witnessed to by its results. The holy instant never fails. The experience of it is always felt. Yet without expression it is not remembered.

The holy relationship, a major step toward the perception of the real world, is learned. It is the old, unholy relationship, transformed and seen anew. The holy relationship is a phenomenal teaching accomplishment. In all its aspects, as it begins, develops and becomes accomplished, it represents the reversal of the unholy relationship. Be comforted in this; the only difficult phase is the beginning. For here, the goal of the relationship is abruptly shifted to the exact opposite of what it was. This is the first result of offering the relationship to the Holy Spirit, to use for His purposes.

Throughout the Sonship is the song of freedom heard, in joyous echo of your choice. You have joined with many in the holy instant, and they have joined with you. Think not your choice will leave you comfortless, for God Himself has blessed your holy relationship. Join in His blessing, and withhold not yours upon it. For all it needs now is your blessing [appreciation], that you may see that in it rests salvation. Condemn salvation not, for it has come to you. And welcome [salvation] together, for it has come to join you and your brother together in a relationship in which all the Sonship is together blessed. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.V.1:1-5;2;10. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

The Holy Spirit’s purpose is to teach us that our true Self is God’s Son. This Self is shared with every brother. The holy instant is the experience of oneness. It is the instant of awareness that only Love’s unity is real. Typically, the feeling of this experience is beyond words to describe, for its seems beyond this world. In the world we experience through the body, it is difficult to maintain awareness of the holy instant.

The holy relationship is the means the Holy Spirit uses to teach us that we remain united in God’s Love. That is His goal for the relationship. The holy relationship is a laboratory to practice applying the Holy Spirit’s interpretation to our experiences in the relationship. Through the daily practice of accepting Holy Spirit’s perception in place of our own, we progressively learn that perceived differences do not really exist.

As we let go of the perception of differences, the conflicts experienced in the unholy relationship fade away. More and more we find that we share a common Spirit of Love. We appreciate the Love in our brother and join with him instead of trying to maintain separate goals. This is the journey of the holy relationship. At the journey’s end, we see and know that only Love is real. Nothing else matters. We join with our brothers as God’s one Son in the Heaven of His Love.

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