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The Reality of Timeless Love

Atonement corrects illusions, not truth. Therefore, it corrects what never was. Further, the plan for this correction was established and completed simultaneously, for the Will of God is entirely apart from time. So is all reality, being of Him. The instant the idea of separation entered the mind of God’s Son, in that same instant was God’s Answer given. In time this happened very long ago. In reality it never happened at all.

The world of time is the world of illusion. What happened long ago seems to be happening now. Choices made long since appear to be open; yet to be made. What has been learned and understood and long ago passed by is looked upon as a new thought, a fresh idea, a different approach. Because your will is free you can accept what has already happened at any time you choose, and only then will you realize that it was always there. As the course emphasizes, you are not free to choose the curriculum, or even the form in which you will learn it. You are free, however, to decide when you want to learn it. And as you accept it, it is already learned. (A Course in Miracles, M-2.2:2-3:8)

Time is an essential aspect of the thought of separation. It is a key contributor to the perception that separation is real. Our “memory” of the past adds weight to the belief that something really happened. And because it is past and out of reach to change, the past seems immutable. We are stuck with it. This belief is the basis for belief in sin. In this thought system, what is remembered in the past cannot be corrected and sin becomes eternal and the separation beyond repair.

The ego vigorously defends the appearance of time because it is central to its judgment of sin being permanent. Yet we are told that time is an illusion. It was undone in the instant that the thought of time occurred. Time has never been real. The moment we are willing to accept the Holy Spirits correction of this thought, time disappears and the world of form with it. The timelessness of Love shines forth and we remember that we remain as God created us. We remember our Self. We remember eternal Love is our Home. We remember God’s Will is ours and join Him in the eternal extension of Love.

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