A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

XI. Christmas as the End of Sacrifice 1. Fear not to recognize the whole idea of sacrifice as solely of your making.  And seek not safety by attempting to protect yourself from where it is not. Your brothers and your Father have become very fearful to you. And you would bargain with them for aContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

X.  The Time of Rebirth 1. It is in your power, in time, to delay the perfect union of the Father and the Son. For in this world, the attraction of guilt does stand between them.  Neither time nor season means anything in eternity.  But here it is the Holy Spirit’s function to use themContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

IX. The Holy Instant and the Attraction of God 1. As the ego would limit your perception of your brothers to the body, so would the Holy Spirit release your vision and let you see the Great Rays shining from them, so unlimited that they reach to God. It is this shift to vision thatContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

VIII. The Only Real Relationship 1. The holy instant does not replace the need for learning, for the Holy Spirit must not leave you as your Teacher until the holy instant has extended far beyond time.  For a teaching assignment such as His, He must use everything in this world for your release.  He mustContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

VII.  The Needless Sacrifice 1. Beyond the poor attraction of the special love relationship, and always obscured by it, is the powerful attraction of the Father for His Son.  There is no other love that can satisfy you because there is no other love.  This is the only love that is fully given and fullyContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

VI. The Holy Instant and the Laws of God 1. It is impossible to use one relationship at the expense of another and not to suffer guilt.  And it is equally impossible to condemn part of a relationship and find peace within it.  Under the Holy Spirit’s teaching all relationships are seen as total commitments,Continue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

V.  The Holy Instant and the Special Relationship 1. The holy instant is the Holy Spirit’s most useful learning device for teaching you love’s meaning.  For its purpose is to suspend judgment entirely.  Judgment always rests on the past, for past experience is the basis on which you judge.  Judgment becomes impossible without the past,Continue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

IV. Practicing the Holy Instant 1. The course is not beyond immediate learning, unless you believe that what God wills takes time.  And this means only that you would rather delay the recognition that His Will is so.  The holy instant is this instant and every instant.  The one you want it to be itContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

III.  Littleness versus Magnitude 7. In this season (Christmas) which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world, join with me who decided for holiness for you.  It is our task together to restore the awareness of magnitude to the host whom God appointed to Himself.  It is beyond all your littleness to give theContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”

A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant

III.  Littleness versus Magnitude 1-6 1. Be not content with littleness.  But be sure you understand what littleness is, and why you could never be content with it.  Littleness is the offering you give yourself.  You offer this in place of magnitude, and you accept it.  Everything in this world is little because it isContinue reading “A COURSE IN MIRACLES Chapter 15 The Holy Instant”