“This is the weekend in which a new year will be born from the time of Christ. I have perfect faith in you to do all that you would accomplish. Nothing will be lacking, and you will make complete and not destroy.” –ACIM
Millions upon millions celebrate December 25th as the time when Jesus was born into this world. The Course doesn’t talk about dates, but says: “Christmas is not a time; it is a state of mind.” And it goes on to say: “The Christ Mind wills from the Soul, not from the ego, and the Christ Mind is yours.” And in further clarification The Course tells us: “The Holy Spirit is the Christ Mind, which senses the knowledge that lies beyond perception.”
Man has found it necessary to set a certain date to celebrate Jesus’ birth, and therefore The Course, at least, recognizes the season, or as it calls it, the time of Christ or the “Season (Christmas), which celebrates the birth of holiness into this world.”
“Accept the holy instant as this year is born and take your place, so long left unfulfilled, in the Great Awakening.” –ACIM
The above quote encourages us to accept the holy instant as this year is born and take our places, so long left unfulfilled, in the Great Awakening.” No one can intentionally accept something unless he/she knows what it is. So I’m going to use some quotes from The Course to give those who may be interested in learning, an idea of what the holy instant is. The first one I’m going to use is this: “Take this very instant, now, and think of it as all there is of time.”
“People like us, who believe in physics, know the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, albeit a stubborn one.” –Albert Einstein
In writing about certain subjects I sometimes like to reference some science to sort of reinforce the Spiritual Sources. There’s many, maybe most, people who will throw up their hands in indifference and skepticism when told by a Spiritual Source that time is an illusion. But when it comes from a Scientist of Albert Einstein’s caliber they may not be so quick to dismiss it.
In the holy instant you’ll recognize that time really is an illusion. For there is no past or future there is only this holy instant, which is all there is of time. In other words, the holy instant is a taste, if you will, of eternity. If you want to think in terms of time then the holy instant can be seen as a going back, a returning to that which has always been and will always be without change of any kind. It is a returning to, or better said, a remembering of your Self.
But all that being said, the holy instant isn’t something you can make for yourself. The only part you play is to find that place in your heart where you’re ready to accept it. As The Course says: “For the holy instant is given and received with equal willingness, being the acceptance of the single will that governs all thought.”
“The holy instant is truly the time of Christ. For in this liberating instant, no guilt is laid upon the Son of God, and his unlimited power is thus restored to him.” –ACIM
There’s no need to wait for a holy instant experience, which is guaranteed by God to happen eventually. The only requirement needed to take your place, so long left unfulfilled, in the Great Awakening is your willingness to accept it into your belief system. You accept the holy instant by accepting the truth of what you are, and when this happens you have found a liberating instant. This instant of recognition and acceptance lets you understand that the past does not exist, never did exist, and therefore all feelings of guilt are completely gone. In conjunction with the removal of guilt from your being your unlimited power begins to glow brightly in your awareness.
“The power of love, which is its meaning, lies in the strength of God, which hovers over it and blesses it silently by enveloping it in healing wings.” –ACIM
Your unlimited power is the Power of Love, which lies in the strength of God. How could it not be unlimited if it lies in His strength? By accepting the holy instant, even though the specific experience may not happen for a while, you open yourself up to love. You open yourself up to freedom, as The Course says: “In the holy instant in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. For remembering Him is to remember freedom.”
The very first freedom you’ll experience as Love comes into your awareness is freedom from fear and then freedom from the past. And with freedom from the past comes freedom from all those guilt feelings you have been holding onto for eons of the illusion we refer to as time.
“When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried along a quiet path in summer.” –ACIM
To decide with God simply means to make every decision with Love as your adviser. You open your heart and let the Love that’s already there advise you in every decision you make. The very first decision to make is to do this every time you have to make a decision. In other words, you decide to never make a decision by yourself. The truth being, you cannot make a decision by yourself. Every decision you make is made with either Love (the Holy Spirit) or the ego as your adviser.
Right here, right now you can decide to enter this New Year with Love as your companion and adviser. But that being said, we must be practical in our approach. I’m not suggesting you ask the Holy Spirit every time you make a moment-by-moment decision such as getting yourself a cup of coffee, etc.. We’re talking here about those important decisions that may have an effect on yourself and those around you. This is when you need to choose to decide with Love as your guide so that the decisions you make will result in good outcomes for all.
“I am as God created me.” –ACIM (Lesson 110)
Whoever can take these six words, I am as God created me, and internalize them to the point where they believe them, will have taken their places in the Great Awakening! For it would be absolutely impossible to truly believe these words and remain asleep.
If you can accept these words and believe them you’ll march with time as it passes through this new year. Love will walk with you and fear will recede into the nothingness from which it first arose. With fear goes all worries and concerns, for such negativities cannot come near anyone who knows he or she remains as God created them.
I’m going to close this post with a quote from The Course: “Learn then the happy habit of response to all temptation to perceive yourself as weak and miserable with these words: I am as God created me. His Son can suffer nothing. And I am His Son.”
Thank you for visiting this site. I am truly grateful. May You be blessed as you awaken to the truth that you remain as God created you.
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“Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.” –ACIM
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