January 3, 2017!!
What a trickster time is!
“For what is time without a past and future? It has taken time to misguide you so completely, but
it takes no time at all to be what you are. Begin to practice the Holy Spirit’s use of time as a
teaching aid to happiness and peace. Take this very instant, now, and think of it as all there is of
time. Nothing can reach you here out of the past, and it is here that you are completely absolved,
completely free and wholly without condemnation. From this holy instant wherein holiness was
born again you will go forth in time without fear and with no sense of change with time.”
The above quote is from A Course In Miracles, Chapter 15. The Holy Instant, Section I. The Two Uses of Time, p.9. 2-7.
The ego uses time to age us (we think we are bodies); heap regret and guilt; plant the seeds of self doubt and or grandiosity; keep us in fear of the future by reminding us of the dreaded past and we are suffocated by grievances we have promised never to overlook or forgive.
But, when we choose to use the Holy Spirit’s practice of accepting the holy instant as soon as we become upset and remember “God Is” present at this very moment – our mind is free. Sometimes when I am aggravated, beyond words I repeat “God Is” quickly, about 10 to 20 times! It shifts me from the ego to the Holy Spirit, from Hell to Heaven. Does it last – no! But gradually, little by little, I have Faith that I am ascending the ladder and One Day, One Fine Day, I will reach True Perception and the Real World.
My New Year’s Resolution….. To use the Holy Instant and remember when upset, to STOP and take that very instant and think of it as being “Out of Time”- no past, no future, just God Is, God Is, God Is! This is what the Course calls the Atonement: Remembering that the “seeming” separation from God is an illusion! Not True!
Bless you in 2017 and for that matter – for eternity!
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