A Course
In Miracles

Authorized Online Edition
Workbook For Students



The past is over. It can touch me not.

1. 1Unless the past is over in my mind, the real world must escape my sight. 2For I am really looking nowhere; seeing but what is not there. 3How can I then perceive the world forgiveness offers? 4This the past was made to hide, for this the world that can be looked on only now. 5It has no past. 6For what can be forgiven but the past, and if it is forgiven it is gone.

2. 1Father, let me not look upon a past that is not there. 2For You have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. 3Here is the end of guilt. 4And here am I made ready for Your final step. 5Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Son to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all his dreams and all his pain?