What Is Forgiveness? Seeing the Illusion as False and Letting It Go.

taking a leap inwards to know what is forgiveness What is forgiveness really? A Course in Miracles defines forgiveness as seeing that what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. You accept that you projected guilt on your brother. The prayer of forgiveness is the practice of looking at our ego identification, with the Holy Spirit, so you see it without guilt or judgment. The power of forgiveness lies in seeing that there was only a mistaken perception, which can be overlooked, and so the mind remains at peace. Jesus says that true forgiveness merely waits, looks and judges not. It does not pardon sins by making them real; rather it sees there was no sin. In this way you are able to gather in the storehouse of your mind stories about forgiveness whereby the ego’s tales of separation are denied and replaced by a state of mind in which The Holy Spirit corrects our perception. This leads to the happy dream that ends all dreams. God is. Since God does not condemn, asking for forgiveness ultimately is not necessary; you have already been forgiven.    

David Hoffmeister’s answer to what is forgiveness

Dear David, I am new to A Course in Miracles so please understand my confusion in attempting to come to grips with Chapter 9 Section III – The Correction of Error. At a distance I accept and can implement in my thinking the principal of forgiveness and non condemnation. In fact I want to because my failure to do so will lead to a life owned by my ego’s production of resentment, fear and selfishness which I know from sad experience can produce no serenity or joy, which is what I seek. What does one do in the world of the body run by the ego that witnesses a brother or a sister attempting to commit murder or some other heinous crime? Does one sit idle and simply watch because you know that: “Your brother’s errors are not him” and then rationalize any physical inaction on my part by that what is happening is OK because: “The Holy Spirit in Me forgives all things!”. I am now at a standstill in my understanding and I need some guidance. Yours in Peace
Beloved One, Thanks for your sincere question. Most of the Ten Commandments were given as guidelines for behavior: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Some were aimed within: Love the Lord Thy God with all Thy heart, soul and might. Love Thy neighbor as Thyself. Thou shalt not covet. Yet what you do comes from what you think, and that is why ACIM aims at changing one’s loyalty from the ego’s thought system to the Holy Spirit’s Thought System. Perception arises from the thought system you choose to think with, and as these thoughts are changed so is the perception that they seem to produce. Projection makes perception and attack thoughts seem to produce a distorted world. This is the ‘lens’ which forgiveness corrects, for the mind asleep and dreaming has a perceptual problem. Forgiveness sees the world from the Holy Spirit’s Perspective, and the perception is peaceful and calm. Any action which is inspired by thinking with the Holy Spirit will be helpful. Any action which springs from ego thinking is harmful. The mind which learns to hear and follow only the Holy Spirit has learned to be truly Helpful. Much of the inner work in Awakening I call mind watching. As you notice and watch your thoughts, initially there is the realization that they are mostly ego thoughts. That is why perception initially seems so clouded and distorted. You are asked to apply the lesson of the day as you go through each day, and asked to try not to make exceptions to the lesson. This is the practice. Whatever you seem to witness in the world, apply the lesson to what is perceived. If there is any action to take you will be told by the Holy Spirit. Be assured that any such action will flow from Inner Peace and you will have no concern about future consequences or outcomes. Peace is its own reward and looks not to ‘form outcomes.’ Actions which flow from thinking with the Holy Spirit inspire Joy, and there is no cost to anyone. A blessing is bestowed on everyone and everything. In this world errors seem to be in behaviors and forms. Murder is the example you have used. Yet I assure you that the only problem was a perceptual problem, and this problem has already been Solved or Answered. Forgiveness is simply the acceptance of the Correction to all errors. They all disappear at once, for one problem was every problem. This is another way of saying that there is no order of difficulty in miracles and no hierarchy of illusions. There are no big problems or small ones, no vast illusions and tiny ones. As you advance in your mind training it will become more and more obvious that nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. For Who You are as Spirit remains invulnerable and innocent, and the world can never dictate your state of mind. Let the Holy Spirit Guide you in all thoughts and actions. Willingness for just this will produce immediate peaceful results. Love always, David
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This book is a compilation of correspondences from individuals who wrote to David, pouring out their greatest concerns, deepest questions, and most intimate secrets. David answers from a Perspective entirely beyond the personal; each response is unmistakably the Voice for God. With discourses on God, Truth, Enlightenment, parenting, forgiveness, sex, pain, and vegetarianism, this volume is a beacon, lighting our immense potential to transcend attachment to beliefs in victimization, guilt, and the self-concept.    

Syracuse2-bring illusion to truth, What is Forgiveness

We are the same one, all the beliefs of the world are wrong. There is no universal agreement with reality. All things are relative because all things are based upon ego beliefs. To forgive is to withdraw judgment and be in full acceptance of the Truth. It is not that stopping your judgments that will bring you to the nonjudgmental state of awareness but it is that you could not judge your Holy mind. God Is. God did not give us the capability to be a judge. Why would perfect oneness give us the option of being a judge? What is forgiveness but the recognition of this idea fully realized and accepted to be the truth   The Open Heart This deep heartfelt music is a perfect way to know what is forgiveness. Expand the feeling of love in your heart! httpa://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3lhfKJ-Dnk

3 Steps of Forgiveness

The only real and true purpose in the world is to forgive your perception and accept the correction of the atonement. By looking directly at the darkness and exposing all of the hidden beliefs and concepts we hold about the world, we have the opportunity to know what is forgiveness. Rather than supressing thoughts and feeling, but by giving seeing them unclouded from the past ideas we can see the false foundation they are built upon.  It does not matter what they look or feel like if we can see them without judging ourselves we can accept our true being. All that is needed is but to give over all attach thoughts and they will be gone. Self-Forgiveness, David Hoffmeister

Self-forgiveness is when you hold something inside and then you project things onto the person you think you are. This leads to projecting self-condemnation and you are critical with who you think you are. What is forgiveness but allowing yourself to be washed of all self-concepts you ever held about yourself and feel the love that you are.

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