Foundation for Inner Peace

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the special love relationship

If you perceived the special relationship as a triumph over God, would you want it?

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers), Pages: 26

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A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the special love relationship

God must die so you can live. And it is this theme that is acted out in the special relationship. Through the death of your self you think you can attack another self, and snatch it from the other to replace the self that you despise. And you despise it because you do not think it offers the specialness that you demand. And hating it you have made it little and unworthy, because you are afraid of it.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the special love relationship

An altar is erected in between two separate people, on which each seeks to kill his self, and on his body raise another self to take its power from his death. Over and over and over this ritual is enacted. And it is never completed, nor ever will be completed. The ritual of completion cannot complete, for life arises not from death, nor Heaven from hell.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the special love relationship

The special relationship must be recognized for what it is; a senseless ritual in which strength is extracted from the death of God, and invested in His killer as the sign that form has triumphed over content, and love has lost its meaning.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

Do not attempt to give the Holy Spirit what he does not ask, or you will add the ego to him and confuse the two.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

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A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

Trust not your good intentions. They are not enough. But trust implicitly your willingness, whatever else may enter. Concentrate only on this, and be not disturbed that shadows surround it. That is why you came. If you could come without them you would not need the holy instant. Come to it not in arrogance, assuming that you must achieve the state its coming brings with it The miracle of the holy instant lies in your willingness to let it be what it is. And in your willingness for this lies also your acceptance of yourself as you were meant to be.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

Your difficulty with the holy instant arises from your fixed conviction that you are not worthy of it. And what is this but the determination to be as you would make yourself? God did not create his dwelling place unworthy of him. And if you believe he cannot enter where he wills to be, you must be interfering with his will. You do not need the strength of willingness to come from you, but only from his will.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

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A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

The holy instant does not come from your little willingness alone. It is always the result of your small willingness combined with the unlimited power of God's Will. You have been wrong in thinking that it is needful to prepare yourself for him.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

You merely ask the question. The answer is given. Seek not to answer, but merely to receive the answer as it is given. In preparing for the holy instant, do not attempt to make yourself holy to be ready to receive it. That is but to confuse your role with God's. Atonement cannot come to those who think that they must first atone, but only to those who offer it nothing more than simple willingness to make way for it. Purification is of God alone, and therefore for you. Rather than seek to prepare yourself for him, try to think thus:
I who am host to God am worthy of him. He who established His dwelling place in me created it as he would have it be. It is not needful that I make it ready for him, but only that I do not interfere with his plan to restore to me my own awareness of my readiness, which is eternal. I need add nothing to his plan. But to receive it, I must be willing not to substitute my own in place of it. And that is all. Add more, and you will merely take away the little that is asked.


Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

Forget not that it has been your decision to make everything that is natural and easy for you impossible. If you believe the holy instant is difficult for you, it is because you have become the arbiter of what is possible, and remain unwilling to give place to One Who knows. The whole belief in orders of difficulty in miracles is centered on this. Everything God wills is not only possible, but has already happened. And that is why the past has gone. It never happened in reality. Only in your mind, which thought it did, is its undoing needful.

Foundation for Inner Peace

Source: A Course in Miracles (Workbook for Students, Manual for Teachers)

Contributed by: Jessica

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