Foundation for Inner Peace

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)

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

See in the special relationship nothing more than a meaningless attempt to raise other gods before Him, and by worshipping them to obscure their tiny-ness and His greatness. In the name of your completion you do not want this. For every idol that you raise to place before Him stands before you, in place of what you are.

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

Salvation lies in the simple fact that illusions are not fearful because they are not true. They but seem to be fearful to the extent to which you fail to recognize them for what they are; and you will fail to do this to the extent to which you want them to be true. And to the same extent you are denying truth, and so are failing to make the simple choice between truth and illusion; God and fantasy. Remember this, and you will have no difficulty in perceiving the decision as just what it is, and nothing more.

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

You will cross the bridge into reality simply because you will recognize that God is on the other side, and nothing at all is here. It is impossible not to make the natural decision as this is realized.

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

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

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

When 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 that you would rather have. He will never fail in this. But forget not that your relationship is one, and so it must be that whatever threatens the peace of one is an equal threat to the other. The power of joining its blessing lies in the fact that it is now impossible for you or your brother to experience fear alone, or to attempt to deal with it alone. Never believe that this is necessary, or even possible. Yet just as this is impossible, so is it equally impossible that the holy instant come to either of you without the other. And it will come to both at the request of either.

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

Whoever is saner at the time the threat is perceived should remember how deep is his indebtedness to the other and how much gratitude is due him, and be glad that he can pay his debt by bringing happiness to both. Let him remember this, and say:


I desire this holy instant for myself, that I may share it with my brother, whom I love. It is not possible that I can have it without him, or he without me. Yet it is wholly possible for us to share it now. And so I choose this instant as the one to offer to the Holy Spirit, that his blessing may descend on us, and keep us both in peace.


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

Every fantasy, be it of love or hate, deprives you of knowledge for fantasies are the veil behind which truth is hidden. To lift the veil that seems so dark and heavy, it is only needful to value truth beyond all fantasy, and to be entirely unwilling to settle for illusion in place of truth.

Foundation for Inner Peace

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

Contributed by: Jessica

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