15 - Purpose of Time
the Holy Instant
course is not beyond immediate learning, unless you
prefer to 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 one and
every one. The one you want it to be it is. The one
you would not have it be is lost to you. You must decide
on when it is. Delay
it not. For beyond the past and future, in which you
will not find it, it stands in shimmering readiness
for your acceptance. Yet you cannot bring it into glad
awareness while you do not want it, for it holds the
whole release from littleness.
practice must therefore rest upon your willingness to
let all littleness go. The instant in which magnitude
will dawn upon you is but as far away as your desire
for it. As long as you desire it not, and cherish littleness
instead, by so much is it far from you. By so much as
you want it will you bring it nearer. Think not that
you can find salvation in your own way and have it.
Give over every plan that you have made for your salvation
in exchange for God’s. His will content you, and
there is nothing else that can bring you peace. For
peace is of God, and of no one beside Him.
humble before Him, and yet great in Him. And value no
plan of the ego before the plan of God. For you leave
empty your place in His plan, which you must fulfill
if you would join with me, by your decision to join
in any plan but His.
call you to fulfill your holy part in the plan that
He has given to the world for its release from littleness.
God would have His host abide in perfect freedom. Every
allegiance to a plan of salvation that is apart from
Him diminishes the value of His Will for you in your
yet it is your mind that is the host to Him.
Would you learn how perfect and immaculate is the holy
altar on which your Father has placed Himself? This
you will recognize in the holy instant in which you
willingly and gladly give over every plan but His. For
there lies peace, perfectly clear because you have been
willing to meet its conditions. You
can claim the holy instant any time and anywhere you
want it. In your practice, try to give over every plan
you have accepted for finding magnitude in littleness.
It is not there.Use the holy instant only to recognize
that you alone cannot know where it is, and can only
stand within the holy instant, as clear as you would
have me. And the extent to which you learn to be willing
to accept me is the measure of the time in which the
holy instant will be yours. I call to you to make the
holy instant yours at once, for the release from littleness
in the mind of the host of God depends on willingness,
and not on time. The
reason why this course is simple is that truth is simple.
Complexity is of the ego, and is nothing more than the
ego’s attempt to obscure the obvious.
You could live forever in the holy instant, beginning
now and reaching to eternity, but for a very simple
reason. Do not obscure the simplicity of this reason,
for if you do, it will be only because you prefer not
to recognize it, and not to let it go.
simple reason, simply stated, is this...