ACIM – Time

Can you imagine what it means to have no cares, no worries, no anxieties,
but merely to be perfectly calm and quiet all the time? Yet that is what time
is for; to learn just that and nothing more.

When this has happened, you will no longer need a
teacher or time in which to learn.

To the Holy Spirit the goal is life, which has
no end.

The Holy Spirit teaches thus:

There is no hell. Hell is only what the ego has made of the present.

The belief in hell is what prevents you from understanding the present, because you are afraid of it.

The Holy Spirit leads as steadily to Heaven as the ego drives to hell. For the Holy Spirit,
Who knows only the present, uses it to undo the fear by which the ego
would make the present useless.

The Holy Spirit would undo all of this now.

Fear is not of the present, but only of the past and future, which do not exist.
There is no fear in the present when each instant stands clear and separated from the past, without its shadow reaching out into the future.

Each instant is a clean, untarnished birth, in which the Son of God emerges from the past into the present. And the present extends forever. It is so beautiful and so clean and free of guilt that nothing but happiness is there.

No darkness is remembered, and immortality and joy are now.

This lesson takes no time. For what is time without a past and future?

It has taken time to misguide you so completely, but it takes no time at all to be
what you are. Begin to practice the Holy Spirit’s use of time as a teaching
aid to happiness and peace.

Take this very instant, now, and think of it as all
there is of time. Nothing can reach you here out of the past, and it is here
that you are completely absolved, completely free and wholly without condemnation.

From this holy instant wherein holiness was born again you
will go forth in time without fear, and with no sense of change with time.

Change is an illusion, taught by those who cannot see themselves as guiltless.

There is no change in Heaven because there is no change in God.
In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. For remembering Him is to remember freedom.

In this instant, I have no cares, no worries, no anxieties, I release the past, I release the future, I release time, I see myself bright with freedom!

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