Friday, February 15, 2019
Today's lesson - God is the Love in which I forgive.
Today's lesson is number 46 in A Course In Miracles which is "God is the Love in which I forgive."
It is written in this lesson, "God does not forgive because He has never condemned. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary."
God is a Universalist. God condemns no one. God loves all of God's creation unconditionally.
Forgiveness is necessary because we think we have sinned and thus we judge and condem. It is further written in this lesson in ACIM, "Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself."
We are told repeatedly, in a thousand different ways, "let it go."
"Let it go" does not mean to deny, to sweep under the rug, to pretend that the illusion is not there. The illusion must be recognized, acknowledged, understood for what it is, bull shit, and then risen above as not being really consequential on the path of celestial reality.
Jesus, as He is being executed on the cross, says, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." This takes a very big person, with an awesome perspective, to rise above the nonsense and drama on the path of the ego and to forgive the attack on His body. His Spirit is inviolate.
Unfortunately, we see ourselves as victims constantly under attack from all angles, and we experience pain and suffering because we give the attacks credence. Don't take the attacks personally. The victim attacked is not who you really are. Realizing this we are able to experience the Love of God which is experienced through remembering the Divine Love and we call this remembering "forgiveness."