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Reuniting with Our True Self

All forms forgiveness takes that do not lead away from anger, condemnation and comparisons of every kind are death. For that is what their purposes have set. Be not deceived by them, but lay them by as worthless in their tragic offerings. You do not want to stay in slavery. You do not want to be afraid of God. You want to see the sunlight and the glow of Heaven shining on the face of earth, redeemed from sin and in the Love of God. From here is prayer released, along with you. Your wings are free, and prayer will lift you up and bring you home where God would have you be.

Forgiveness-for-Salvation has one form, and only one. It does not ask for proof of innocence, nor pay of any kind. It does not argue, nor evaluate the errors that it wants to overlook. It does not offer gifts in treachery, nor promise freedom while it asks for death. Would God deceive you? He but asks for trust and willingness to learn how to be free. He gives His Teacher to whoever asks, and seeks to understand the Will of God. His readiness to give lies far beyond your understanding and your simple grasp. Yet He has willed you learn the way to Him, and in His willing there is certainty. (A Course in Miracles, S-2.II.8;S-2.III.1)

If any sign of comparison, condemnation or anger (including a sigh of discontent) lingers after we have attempted to forgive, we have forgiven-to-destroy. True forgiveness brings with it a sense of release and peace. This is why the practice of true forgiveness leads us to the peace of God.

With the Holy Spirit’s help, we learn that what we thought was cause for guilt is not true, for it caused no change in the eternal Love of God and His Creation. True forgiveness reunites us with our true Self, the one Son of God that unites us with everyone. In truth there is no other; only Love is real.

The ego cannot teach us this, for it is afraid of Love’s oneness. But we have been given an inner Teacher Whose purpose is to guide us back to the full remembrance of the Love we are eternally. His lessons return us to the Life we live in God in perfect peace and joy. He teaches us Forgiveness-for-Salvation.

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