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The Holy Instant of Our Release

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 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 it to you to Him. (A Course in Miracles, T-15.I.15. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The holy instant is the moment in time when we are willing to forgive the past. When we give this willingness to the Holy Spirit, He shows us clearly that the memory we have been dragging with us from the past is not here and never happened in truth. The past is gone. This is our moment of release from the imprisonment of belief that the past is real and can affect us in the present. This belief keeps us imprisoned in the ego thought system for it denies the holy present in which we dwell in the Love of God.

Our willingness to bring our judgments and guilt to the Holy Spirit to receive His vision in the place of our perceptions is how we receive and give the holy instant. As we accept Holy Spirit’s vision, we see only innocence, for that is all Love sees. As we see the innocence of our brother, it reflects back to us our own innocence. We give and receive release from our denial of Love and remember God, our Home.

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