Foundation for Inner Peace

A Quote by Foundation for Inner Peace on the holy instant

The holy instant never fails. The experience of it is always felt. Yet without expression it is not remembered.

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 is nothing more than a special case, or an extreme example, of what every situation is meant to be. The meaning that the Holy Spirit's purpose has given it is also given to every situation. It calls forth just the same suspension of faithlessness, withheld and left unused, that faith might answer to the call of truth. The holy instant is the shining example, the clear and unequivocal demonstration of the meaning of every relationship and every situation, seen as a whole. Faith has accepted every aspect of the situation, and faithlessness has not forced any exclusion on it. It is a situation of perfect peace, simply because you have let it be what it is.

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 is the result of your determination to be holy. It is the answer. The desire and the willingness to let it come precede its coming. You prepare your mind for it only to the extent of recognizing that you want it above all else. It is not necessary that you do more; indeed, it is necessary that you realize that you cannot do 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 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)

Contributed by: Jessica

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)

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 and the special love relationship

There is nothing you can hold against reality. All that must be forgiven are the illusions you have held against your brothers. Their reality has no past, and only illusions can be forgiven. God holds nothing against anyone, for He is incapable of illusions of any kind. Release your brothers from the slavery of their illusions by forgiving them for the illusions you perceive in them. Thus will you learn that you have been forgiven, for it is you who offered them illusions. In the holy instant this is done for you in time, to bring you the true condition of Heaven.

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

Seek and find His message in the holy instant, where all illusions are forgiven. From there the miracle extends to bless everyone and to resolve all problems, be they perceived as great or small, possible or impossible.

Foundation for Inner Peace

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

Contributed by: Jessica

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