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Receiving the Blessing of the Holy Instant

God is an idea, and so your faith in Him is strengthened by sharing. What you find difficult to accept is the fact that, like your Father, you are an idea. And like Him, you can give yourself completely, wholly without loss and only with gain. Herein lies peace, for here there is no conflict.

It is through us that peace will come. Join me in the idea of peace, for in ideas minds can communicate. If you would give yourself as your Father gives His Self, you will learn to understand Selfhood. And therein is love’s meaning understood. But remember that understanding is of the mind, and only of the mind. Knowledge is therefore of the mind, and its conditions are in the mind with it. If you were not an idea, and nothing but an idea, you could not be in full communication with all that ever was. Yet as long as you prefer to be something else, or would attempt to be nothing else and something else together, you will not remember the language of communication, which you know perfectly.

In the holy instant God is remembered, and the language of communication with all your brothers is remembered with Him. For communication is remembered together, as is truth. There is no exclusion in the holy instant because the past is gone, and with it goes the whole basis for exclusion. Without its source [the past] exclusion vanishes. And this permits your Source, and that of all your brothers, to replace [the past] in your awareness. God and the power of God will take Their rightful place in you, and you will experience the full communication of ideas with ideas. Through your ability to do this you will learn what you must be, for you will begin to understand what your Creator is, and what His creation is along with Him. (A Course in Miracles, T-15.VI.4:4-7;7-8. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The holy instant is an experience of timelessness. Without time, there is no past or future. Without the past, there is no basis to construct an image of what the future might bring. In the holy instant, with only the present in our awareness, we experience the oneness and changelessness of Love. We are free of the limits imposed by the forms of bodies and the world.

The ego made the image of a body as a limit on Love. Through the holy instant, this limit is transcended. We make way for the experience of the holy instant by letting go of the value we give to the forms of the world. This is how we forgive the forms of the world and welcome the holy instant. We welcome the experience of limitless, timeless, changeless Love.

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