by Beverly Hutchinson McNeff
I have been sharing the idea that with miracles we will soar in 2024 in our livestream meetings of this new year, and it seems to be taking hold. We must stop feeling defeated or limited by the world and our experience in this world; it is time we soar in 2024! And we have the tool to achieve this awareness with A Course in Miracles.
For many of you who have been traveling with the Course and the Center for a while, you might wonder what makes this new year any different. This year is different because of you at this moment! This is your moment of release. Right NOW! Not later, but NOW! This is your holy instant of sanity instead of falling back into the chaos of the world. As the Course reminds us,
“This course is not beyond immediate learning, unless you believe that what God wills takes time. And this means only that you would rather delay the recognition that His Will is so. The holy instant is this instant and every instant. The one you want it to be it is. The one you would not have it be is lost to you. You must decide when it is. Delay it not.” (T-15.IV.1)
Now is your moment to choose for miracles instead of the pain, suffering, and loneliness of the world. The Course tells us that a miracle is a shift in our perception, a desire to move from illusion to truth, from fear to love, doubt to faith. The power to support that shift is already given us because truth/love is all there is. No matter how many opposites to love we have made, they cannot change the truth. But to experience the truth of who we are and what we can achieve, we must have the willingness.
We are not alone or without the power to make a difference in our lives and the world. As we read in the text, “The power of decision is your one remaining freedom as a prisoner of this world. You can decide to see it right.” (T-12.VII.9)
This moment right now, this instant (holy instant), is your moment of release. But this choice for love over fear, forgiveness over guilt is not so difficult to make when we realize that we do not make it alone. As the Course tells us, “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.” (T-18.IV.4)
When we dwell in the littleness of life, we feel small and vulnerable. These are thoughts of being victimized, where we hate others, justify our attacks, feel righteous anger, and always feel afraid. But when we lift our minds to the truth, when we are willing to see above the battleground of fear, we are lifted up. Our willingness, coupled with the strength of God Himself, will never fail us.
“And God Himself and all the lights of Heaven will gently lean to you, and hold you up. For you have chosen to remain where He would have you, and no illusion can attack the peace of God together with His Son.” (T-23.IV.6)
We may think we have entered a dark theater that is showing a movie of horror, where the hero is lost and hopeless, but you can throw open the doors that seem to block you and walk into the light today, now. Join with me. This is our holy instant of release because our will is God’s.
With Miracles We Will Soar in 2024!