Course in Miracles
27 - The Healing of the Dream
Only within the holy instant
can an honest question honestly be asked. And from the meaning
of the question does the meaningfulness of the answer come.
Here is it possible to
separate your wishes from the answer, so it can be given you,
and also be received.
The answer is provided
everywhere. Yet it is only here it can be heard.
An honest answer asks
no sacrifice because it answers questions truly asked.
The questions of the world
but ask of whom is sacrifice demanded, asking not if sacrifice
is meaningful at all. And so unless the answer tells “of
whom” it will remain unrecognized, unheard, and thus the
question is preserved intact because it gave the answer to itself.
The holy instant is the
interval in which the mind is still enough to hear an answer
which is not entailed within the question asked.
It offers something new
and different from the question. How could it be answered if
it but repeats itself?
to solve no problems in a world from which the answer has been barred.
But bring the
problem to the only place which holds the answer lovingly for you.
Here are the
answers which will solve your problems because they stand apart
from them, and see what can be answered; what the question is.
Within the world
the answers merely raise another question, though they leave the
In the holy instant,
you can bring the question to the answer, and receive the answer
that was made for you.
you feel the holiness of your relationship is threatened by anything,
stop instantly and offer the Holy Spirit your willingness, in spite
of fear, to let Him exchange this instant for the holy one which
you would rather have.
18 Happy Dream