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We Are Safe and Innocent in God’s Love

The holy instant is the result of your determination to be holy. It is the answer. The desire and the willingness to let it come precede its coming. You prepare your mind for [the holy instant] only to the extent of recognizing that you want it above all else. It is not necessary that you do more; indeed, it is necessary that you realize that you cannot do more. Do not attempt to give the Holy Spirit what He does not ask, or you will add the ego to Him and confuse the two. He asks but little. It is He Who adds the greatness and the might. He joins with you to make the holy instant far greater than you can understand. It is your realization that you need do so little that enables Him to give so much.

Trust not your good intentions. They are not enough. But trust implicitly your willingness, whatever else may enter. Concentrate only on this, and be not disturbed that shadows surround it. That is why you came. If you could come without [the shadows] you would not need the holy instant. Come to it not in arrogance, assuming that you must achieve the state its coming brings with it. The miracle of the holy instant lies in your willingness to let it be what it is. And in your willingness for this lies also your acceptance of yourself as you were meant to be.

I who am host to God am worthy of Him.
He Who established His dwelling place in me created it as He would have it be.
It is not needful that I make it ready for Him, but only that I do not interfere with His plan to restore to me my own awareness of my readiness, which is eternal.
I need add nothing to His plan.
But to receive it, I must be willing not to substitute my own in place of it.
(A Course in Miracles, T-18.IV.1-2;5:9-13. See also ACIM Text Q & A.)

Our true Self was created one with God. We do not need to make ourselves ready for Him because He is already in us. There is no separation between what God created and What He is.

The ego is the wish to be separate from God and make a domain it can rule as its own. This wish can never make reality, but it can deny the Light of Truth. The ego’s wish can only seem to make a different reality by hiding from the Light. The ego’s projections of images in the world can only be perceived in the darkness of the ego thought system.

The ego’s dark thoughts of separation are dispelled in the Light of the holy instant. We welcome the holy instant by our willingness to let the Holy Spirit correct our mistaken perceptions. Our willingness to offer all our perceptions to Him for clarification opens the door to the holy instant, which reminds us that we are still united with our Source, safe and innocent in His Love.

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