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The Holy Instant’s Gift of Heaven

The holy instant is a miniature of Heaven, sent you from Heaven. …The holy instant is a miniature of eternity. It is a picture of timelessness, set in a frame of time. If you focus on the picture, you will realize that it was only the frame that made you think it was a picture. Without the frame, the picture is seen as what it represents. For as the whole thought system of the ego lies in its gifts, so the whole of Heaven lies in this instant, borrowed from eternity and set in time for you.

As God ascends into His rightful place and you to yours, you will experience again the meaning of relationship and know it to be true. Let us ascend in peace together to the Father, by giving Him ascendance in our minds. We will gain everything by giving Him the power and the glory, and keeping no illusions of where they are. [Power and glory] are in us, through His ascendance. What He has given is His. It shines in every part of Him, as in the whole. The whole reality of your relationship with Him lies in our relationship to one another. The holy instant shines alike on all relationships, for in it they are one. For here is only healing, already complete and perfect. For here is God, and where He is only the perfect and complete can be. (A Course in Miracles, T-17.IV.11:1,4-8;16. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

All conflicts in our relationships come from not seeing the truth in each other. Our true relationship is that we are one in the oneness of Love. What is one cannot conflict with itself. But if we believe we are a separate identity, housed in a body, our oneness is unknown to us. We project this belief on the world and see separate bodies different from us capable of conflicting with what we believe we are. This belief puts us in a state of constant vigilance to protect our chosen identity.

The holy instant is a moment in time in which we see past the individual identities of the world. In this moment we experience the unity of Heaven. We experience the relationship of oneness with all things; we are part of all That is as It is part of us. Through this experience our mistaken beliefs are healed in the instant of timelessness. We may return to the dream of time, but we become more aware that appearances in form are not the truth. Each holy instant reinforces our remembrance of Heaven and our attachment to the dream fades.

Let us pause today to welcome peace in our hearts and feel its blessing in timelessness. And we will see a world blessed by Love.

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