Forgiveness… until it’s recognized that there is nothing to forgive

An important lesson in the Workbook of A
Course in Miracles teaches very clearly the necessity to forgive. “My
mind holds only what I think with God. 121: Forgiveness is the key to
happiness. 122: Forgiveness offers everything I want.”
I want
everything which is God. And happiness without an opposite is revealing
Him by putting the key into the lock. Forgiveness is the key opening the
door to happiness, and not the crucifying picture of another “me” being
wrong or right. And forgiveness has indeed nothing to do with another
“me”, because what’s the difference between a “me” and a “me” both seeing
insanity; everyone is already me.

In lesson 121 of the Course I find the phrase, “Each
unforgiving mind presents you with an opportunity to teach your own how to
forgive itself.  Each one awaits release from hell through you, and turns
to you imploringly for Heaven here and now.  It has no hope, but you become
its hope.  And as its hope, do you become your own.”
 

This is a very clear statement about the singularity of my mind
and the responsibility to do everything, to give everything, in order to
experience forgiveness of myself. It is very clear to me that “I am the cause
of what I see. No other cause there is.” I have come to know myself as “you”
and everyone. So, it is no longer a question for me if I write about “me” or
use the word “you.” It doesn’t make a difference because the conversion of ilusory
thoughts to the truth will anyway only happen in my own mind. I have no doubt
that “we” are sharing one mind. I am responsible for what I see – this is the
backbone of the curriculum of “a required Course,” A Course in Miracles. To forgive myself is the only hope for the
unforgiven mind which is all I was and am in the moment of the conversion, and
thus becomes my own hope of escape now from the hell I made up in a split
moment of apparently forgetting that I didn’t make myself.

The unforgiving mind must learn through your forgiveness
that it has been saved from hell.  And as you teach salvation, you will
learn.  Yet all your teaching and your learning will be not of you, but of
the Teacher Who was given you to show the way to you.”

This makes it very simple and clear: The salvation of the world
has already occurred through my forgiveness. I have forgiven the world, myself,
and all that truly can be seen is a world that reflects that action of mind.
Everything else can only be an opportunity to remember who I am in an
experience of release of self-concept and leaving perception altogether which
only leaves the Love of God as one and only reality. And the Teacher Who is
given me shows me the way to my Self. A need to forgive “my neighbor,” someone
out there as another “me” only makes sense within a belief system of split
identity, within a real believed resentment that holds someone else as the
cause of the problem. I already know to be the cause of “my” attack upon
myself. “You” are not doing anything; in fact it’s impossible that you could do
anything to me. Sin is a belief without reality, and effects can only come from
a real source, a real cause, not an illusionary “me” battling against another
illusionary me. Neither projection of sin to another “me” nor sarcasm will
solve the problem or heal. Healing only comes by accepting the Atonement, the
correction and undoing, for myself. In the action of sharing this moment of
forgiveness it doesn’t matter if “you” are initiating it or “I” will offer it,
because forgiveness is only true in a moment of singularly experiencing the
Peace of God.

The funny thing is that it looks like as if there would be another
“me” out there seeing me in an “egoic grandiosity” – as I am accused. But
accusation and condemnation will not and can never heal, because it contradicts
the responsibility statement. In the section “The Fear of Healing” of Chapter
27, Jesus teaches that “the sick remain accusers. They cannot forgive
their brothers and themselves as well.”

That I am accused to offer conversion of my mind at the depth of
the human denial of Christ’s teachings will not and cannot stop me, since there
is no world! The world you see is over a long time ago.  I know this “me” very well. Actually are “you”
remembered by yourself by your style of particular defense of self-concept  and unwillingness to offer God, the wholeness
of your mind, as the solution instead of “being right” in a dream that is
completely unreal. Relax! It’s not of your doing, but of your acceptance of
being undone. And that’s why in truth there is nothing to forgive! “You”
haven’t done anything, and “you” had nor have no solution within time either.
The answer to the question many times asked “why this picture of a needy world
I see (which is of my own making and does not in fact exist as such) is not
changing…” is simply (as mentioned above) because it doesn’t have a real
source, a real cause, and therefore can have no real effect or change. If “you”
try to exert ‘all Power that is given you in heaven and on earth’ on your
relationships, your world, “you” have fallen the temptation to “command
that these stones be made bread.”
Be not confused by sustenance of
limited sources within your mind, rather “live by every word that
proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
We can stand as one together in the
willingness to accept healing and remember the Awakening of the one dream, or
“you” are yourself and believe to be separate from the rest of yourself which
is truly your Self.

Thus I share His Blessings with “you” who is myself with words out
of this most valuable chapter called “the Healing of the Dream” where it
becomes very clear what action of mind needs to be extended by the Son of God
in order to reason to forgiveness:

“He holds not the proof of sin before his brother’s eyes. And thus
he must have overlooked it and removed it from his own. Forgiveness cannot be
for one and not the other. Who forgives is healed. And in his healing lies the
proof that he has truly pardoned, and retains no trace of condemnation that he
still would hold against himself or any living thing.

       Forgiveness is not real
unless it brings a healing to your brother and yourself. You must attest his
sins have no effect on you to demonstrate they are not real. How else could he
be guiltless? And how could his innocence be justified unless his sins have no
effect to warrant guilt? Sins are beyond forgiveness just because they would
entail effects that cannot be undone and overlooked entirely. In their undoing
lies the proof that they are merely errors. Let yourself be healed that you may
be forgiving, offering salvation to your brother and yourself.”

 

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mentioned theme of forgiveness and healing, please write me a personal note or
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I love you with all of my Self.

 

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