Daily Inspiration

Lifting the Veil of Unforgiveness

What could you want forgiveness cannot give? Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? Do you want care and safety, and the warmth of sure protection always? Do you want a quietness that cannot be disturbed, a gentleness that never can be hurt, a deep abiding comfort, and a rest so perfect it can never be upset?

All this forgiveness offers you, and more. It sparkles on your eyes as you awake, and gives you joy with which to meet the day. It soothes your forehead while you sleep, and rests upon your eyelids so you see no dreams of fear and evil, malice and attack. And when you wake again, it offers you another day of happiness and peace. All this forgiveness offers you, and more.

Forgiveness lets the veil be lifted up that hides the face of Christ from those who look with unforgiving eyes upon the world. It lets you recognize the Son of God, and clears your memory of all dead thoughts so that remembrance of your Father can arise across the threshold of your mind. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 122, W-pI.122.1:1-3:2. See also ACIM Lesson 122 Insights.)

The ego’s images of bodies and forms are attempts to hide the loving Son of God from our awareness. These illusions were made out of the ego’s anger against God for not giving the specialness it requested. Love, being one, loves all that is equally. Specialness is an attempt to make inequality real.

The ego’s illusions are the veil that must be lifted for us to recognize the presence of the Son of God everywhere. There are no gaps in the oneness of God’s Love. He has extended His Love to all that is. Forgiveness clears our mind to accept God’s gift and remember His Will is ours. We remain as God created us. Love’s innocence is ours.

To lift the veil of unforgiveness, we need Help from outside the ego’s thought system — the Holy Spirit. As we give up interpreting our perceptions and offer them to the Holy Spirit with willingness to receive His vision, the ego’s illusions are recognized as ineffectual. The face of Christ, the presence of Love, are recognized as all that is real. With this recognition, we accept God’s gifts of Love, joy and peace.

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