TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The Course text is in bold face. The Guidance is in normal type In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You. When You see the word ‘YOU’ capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to YOU, He is honoring YOU.
What is Forgiveness
1 Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. For this to be true, all You see must therefore be delusion.
It does not pardon sins and make them real. It sees there was no sin. And in this view are all your sins forgiven. If it never happened to You, then neither could it ever have happened by You. Your sinless Brother makes You sinless too, and vice versa. You see, His innocence releases You.
What is sin except a false idea about God’s Son? – As You well know, the ego does not see it that way, For the ego loves to vilify its Brothers, its Holy Brothers; a fact that does but infuriate it. For the ego always must be special. Yet forgiveness does simply bypass all that insanity. – Forgiveness merely sees its falsity and therefore lets it go. What then is free to take its place is now the Will of God. For once the belief of sin is gone, what could You see and Be but God’s Holy Son?
2 An unforgiving thought is one which makes a judgment that it will not raise to doubt, although it is not true. – And why is this, pray tell, but that the local deity is but offended. ‘’Vengeance is Mine!’ it screams. – The words and scream may be disguised to conceal a white-lipped rage. – The mind is closed and will not be released. – Thus are grudges held what seems like forever, while hatred ferments like cheapest wine. – The thought protects projection, tightening its chains so that distortions are more veiled and more obscure, less easily accessible to doubt, and further kept from reason. And thus it sours – like the individual who holds it – into vinegar. – What can come between a fixed projection and the aim that it has chosen as its needed goal? To make a Brother ‘wrong’ to make You ‘right’.
3 An unforgiving thought does many things. In frantic action, it pursues its goal, twisting and overturning what it sees as interfering with its chosen path. Distortion is its purpose and the means by which it would accomplish it as well. – It seems to turn the Holy Son of God into a demon: sin personified. – It sets about its furious attempts to smash reality, without concern for anything that would appear to pose a contradiction to its point of view. It blinds itself, both to God and to Reality, distorting itself and Love into a quest for unholy vengeance.
4 Forgiveness, on the other hand, is still and quietly does nothing. It offends no aspect of reality nor seeks to twist it to appearance that it likes. Its quiet gentleness springs from its motive for giving.
It merely looks and waits and judges not. He who would not forgive must judge, for he must justify his failure to forgive. But he who would forgive himself must learn to welcome truth exactly as it is. To know Yourself the Son of God, so must You also know Your belovèd Brother.
5 Do nothing, then, and let forgiveness show you what to do through Him Who is your Guide, your Savior and Defender, strong in hope, and certain of your ultimate success. He has forgiven you already, for such is His function given Him by God. – And how has the Holy Spirit ‘forgiven’ You? By never seeing aught but Your Holy perfection. – Now must you share His function and forgive whom He has saved, whose sinlessness He sees, and whom He honors as the Son of God. How He sees You, so does He see every One of Your Brothers.
[Thank you Dear Brother]
*Sun~Rose is the scribe of the recently published book,“YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE: PREP NOTES FOR EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE“, Jesus’ Guidance on the Miracle Principles
She is also author of,“RADIANT LIFE: RAW FOOD AND THE PRESENCE OF LOVE”BOTH now available on amazon.com