Sunday, February 17, 2008



Time and eternity are both in your mind,
And will conflict until you perceive time
Solely as a means to regain eternity.

Now is the closest approximation of eternity
That this world offers.
It is the reality of “now”,
Without past or future,
That the beginning of the appreciation
Of eternity lies.
For only “now” is here.

Look lovingly upon the present,
For it holds the only things that are forever true.
All healing lies within it.

When you have learned to look on everyone
With no reference to all to the past,
Either his or yours as you perceive it,
You will be able to learn from what you see now.

To be born again is to let the past go,
And look without condemnation upon the present.

The present is before time was,
And will be when time is no more.
In it are all things that are eternal,
And they are one.

Fear is not of the present,
But only of the past and future,
Which do not exist.

Why wait for heaven?
It is here today.
Time is the great illusion it is past
Or in the future.

Here in the present is the world set free.
For as you let the past be lifted
And release the future from your ancient fears,
You find escape and give it to the world.

What time but now can truth be recognized?
The present is the only time there is.

The past is gone;
The future but imagined.
These concerns are but defenses
Against present change.

Unless the past is over in my mind,
The real world must escape my sight.
For I am really looking nowhere;
Seeing but what is not here
A Course in Miracles

Saturday, February 16, 2008

ACIM: Miracles

Miracles are natural.

When they do not occur,

something has gone wrong.

Miracles are merely the translation

of denial into truth.

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.

The real miracle is the love that inspires them.

In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.

The miracle comes quietly into the mind

that stops an instant and is still.

The miracle of life is ageless

born in time but nourished in eternity