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Forgiveness Welcomes Heaven Now

Dwell not upon the past today. Keep a completely open mind, washed of all past ideas and clean of every concept you have made. You have forgiven the world today. You can look upon it now as if you never saw it before. You do not know yet what it looks like. You merely wait to have it shown to you.

Give thanks for mercy and the Love of God. Rejoice in the power of forgiveness to heal your sight completely. Be confident that on this day there is a new beginning. Without the darkness of the past upon your eyes, you cannot fail to see today. And what you see will be so welcome that you will gladly extend today forever.

We dedicate this day to the serenity in which God would have you be. Keep it in your awareness of yourself and see it everywhere today, as we celebrate the beginning of your vision and the sight of the real world, which has come to replace the unforgiven world you thought was real. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 75, W-pI.75.6:1-6;9:3-7;11:1-2. See also ACIM Lesson 75 Insights.)

If we are willing, we can be shown what it would be like if we forgive the world entirely. The forgiven world is a world of Light because no shadows of the past are carried along to darken the present moment. When we forgive, we cut our ties to the past, which does not exist except in imaginings that cannot be real now.

The key to forgiveness is willingness to let the past go. We do not really want to carry pain and suffering with us from the past. We do not really want to feel isolated and separate. We do not really want to live in a world of fear and guilt. This is not our Home. 

Today we dedicate to letting the past go. Today we happily accept the Holy Spirit’s help to overlook the past and focus on the brilliance of Love in the present. This is where we are at Home. This is where we are at peace. This is where we share God’s joy. We are willing to accept it now.

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