Time Control factor

We said before that the miracle abolishes time. It does this

by a process of COLLAPSING it. It thus abolishes certain INTERVALS

within it. It does this, however, WITHIN the larger temporal


T 1 B 41d. The validity of the miracle, then, is PREDICTIVE, not logical,

within the temporal schema. It establishes an outofpattern time

interval, which is NOT under the usual laws of time. Only in this

sense is it timeless. By collapsing time, it literally saves time, much

the way “daylight saving time” does. It rearranges the distribution

of light.

T 1 B 41e. The miracle is the only device which man has at his immediate

disposal for controlling time. Only the Revelation TRANSCENDS

it, having nothing to do with time at all. The miracle is

much like the body, in that both are learning aids which aim at facilitating

a state in which they are unnecessary. When the Soul is

finally in the original state of direct communication, neither the

body nor the miracle serves any purpose.

T 1 B 41f. While he is IN the body, however, man can choose between

loveless and miraculous channels of creativity. He can create an

empty shell (see previous reference), but he DOES NOT create nothing

at all. He can wait, delay, paralyze himself, reduce his creativity

almost to nothing, and even introduce a real developmental arrest

or regression. But he CANNOT abolish his creativity. He CAN destroy

his medium of communication, but NOT his potential. T(45) -45

T 1 B 41g. He was NOT created by his own free will. Only what HE

creates is his to decide. The basic decision of the miracleminded is

NOT to wait on time any longer than is necessary. Time can waste,

as well as be wasted. The miracleworker, therefore, accepts the

timecontrol factor of the miracle gladly, because he knows that

every collapse of time brings all men closer to the ultimate RELEASE

from time, in which the Son and the Father ARE one.

ACIM – Urtext vol.1 ch 1 section B.


We recorded some readings of the first chapter of the Urtext of A Course in Miracles and it available for you here. What is read is so fundamental that is is a beautiful opportunity to come in touch with the pure instruction you were always looking for.


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