Remember who you’re for through this memory is peace set free.
Today, I take a seat on the sunny Atlantic shores of mid-Florida. It’s a lovely day and it’s on days such as this that I’m there is nothing in this world that really needs my forgiveness. But, can this be true?
As remarkable as this may sound, it is true!
Trust in me, I did not mature believing and behaving that there surely is no body or no-thing to forgive. I grew up believing that people, not me, need my forgiveness and that I’d honor them with it only as I saw fit david hoffmeister podcast. I also grew up understanding that forgiveness was conditional. Anyone who stepped out of line would risk having my wrath of anger yield upon them once more and sometimes I’d add a little something to the mix by vowing to never forgive them again. Does any of this sound familiar? Did you mature with similar beliefs about forgiveness?
Well, if you did, you came to the proper place!
You see, my spiritual journey has taught me that forgiveness is the richest tool we’ve within our toolbox. It is the Tool of all Tools. Without forgiveness, we would drown within our hopelessness. As we become angry at one and withhold forgiveness, we step onto a slippery slope that contributes to only quicksand below. Once angry, we’re always angry until the solution is discovered – forgiveness.
However great forgiveness is as something, you’ve got to wield it wisely to summon the best effect – everlasting peace. Yes, forgiveness cultivates peace everlasting. There’s no other tool more efficient in your tool shed. However, in order to put it to use wisely, one must find its operator’s manual, the manual for self-forgiveness.
What, you say! Yes, the operator’s manual will tell you how to utilize self-forgiveness wisely. Well, you ask, if the operator’s manual is our guide to everlasting peace, who, then, created the operator’s manual? Good question. Common sense would dictate that if forgiveness is magic given and thus received, and miracles come from something bigger than ourselves, then it should be that Large Percentage of ourself that created the everlasting solution. I call it God, but you are able to call it anything you want.
Now that people know very well what forgiveness is and who it is for, we have to apply it. You see, if we offer forgiveness unconditioned by egoistic rules, we miraculously develop clarity, meaning, we allow ourselves to see another in a different light.
Seeing is perception. Once we’ve called for a miraculous solution, our perception changes. As our perception changes, we become nearer to who we’re – Creators – and we begin creating miracles. The Author of A Course in Miracles foretells us in regards to the miracle of forgiveness:
Here is the miracle of creation; that it’s one forever. Every miracle [of forgiveness] you offer to the Son of God is but the real perception of one aspect of the whole. Though every aspect is the entire, you cannot know this until you see that each aspect is the exact same, perceived in the exact same light and therefore one. Everyone seen without days gone by thus brings you nearer to the conclusion of time by bringing healed and healing sight in to the darkness and enabling the world to see. For light must come in to the darkened world to create Christ’s vision possible even here. Help Him to offer His gift of light to all who think they wander in the darkness, and let Him gather them into His quiet sight that produces them one.
The Author speaks of “The Son of God.” The Son is you and I together as One. True forgiveness creates true perception, meaning, that if we dare to have a leap of faith and change our perception of another, we proclaim Oneness. We announce to the Universe that people realize that what’s given is received. As we offer forgiveness to one we once thought was guilty (of some act), we wisely decide to see differently. As our perception changes, our sight is healed. As He heals our sight, we begin to see as Christ did (does). Christ heals us through forgiving sight because His was forgiven. Therefore, once we decide to overlook or pardon the mistake of another, our unhealed perception of another’s guilt is healed. Because we’re One, we heal once we offer healing.
When someone or something does something that takes your peace away, tell yourself, “You are forgiven.” It is entirely your responsibility to choose whether or not to say it aloud to anyone and sometimes it won’t be necessary. For several that is necessary is that you’ve agreed to help make the offer and have vowed to never rescind. This is one way true forgiveness is used.
By understanding that people are One, we also realize that since forgiveness is given and received as you then it must imply that no body really must be forgiven, right? It is the same as giving a person who needs two dollars and you give him two dollars, and as you give him two dollars, he provides you with two in return. Haven’t you ever done this with your sister or brother’s kids because of their birthdays and they return the exact same sum of money to your kids because of their birthdays? Whose further ahead economically, you or your sibling? No-one, right? Why don’t they agree to keep their very own cash and give it to their kids in your behalf? Wouldn’t which make more sense?
When you look upon forgiveness out of this same vantage point (perception), you can easily observe that no body really needs forgiveness because once we give it, it comes back to us such as for instance a boomerang. Remember it like this. If you imagine someone must be forgiven, then so do you. On the other hand, if you do not believe you must be forgiven, then neither does the other.
The next occasion, we will discuss what true forgiveness does when it is given. In the meantime, I lovingly encourage you to open up your heart and change your mind for as you do, you could have end up being the Creator of miracles and master peace everlasting.