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What is the meaning of the ACIM passage, "Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate results."
I long to be shown the meaning of the following passage in ACIM and know that the Holy Spirit in you will clarify its meaning for me:
"I have shown you infinite patience because my will is that of our Father, from Whom I learned of infinite patience. His Voice was in me as It is in you, speaking for patience towards the Sonship in the Name of its Creator. Now you must learn that only infinite patience produces immediate effects." (T-5.VI.12.)
Patience is a time concept that rests content in the Thought of the certainty of Love. Infinite patience means unending patience, or patience without limit, and worry has no room to linger when a mind is content to wait with Love. Infinite patience is a way of waiting on the Lord without a sense of restlessness. Assured of the ultimate outcome in time, there is no worry or doubt that can disturb the mind that rests in the certainty of the Lord. Unending patience removes the last remnants of time and yields the experience of the holy instant, an immediate, deep peace of mind that passeth the understanding of the world.
Time is peripheral to infinite patience because infinite patience has its focus in the Present Moment. Time is perceived as a means of undoing time, and this Purpose produces immediate results because it shows that there is no gap between the past and future. Infinite patience does not see time as a means to a future end, therefore there is no stress or worry or anxiety in waiting on the Lord.
No circumstance already seen or yet to come can touch the infinitely patient Presence of the Holy Child of God. Holiness is always a present Blessing.