How to be a fantastic Forgiver: Forgiveness: Precisely how Would it be Applied?
Remember who you’re for in this memory is peace set free.
Today, I take a seat on the sunny Atlantic shores of mid-Florida. It’s a wonderful day and it’s on days such as this that I feel there’s nothing in this world that requires my forgiveness. But, can this be true?
As remarkable as this may sound, it’s true!
Trust in me, I didn’t mature believing and behaving that there surely is nobody or no-thing to forgive. I spent my youth believing that people, not me, need my forgiveness and that I would honor them with it only as I saw fit david hoffmeister podcast. I also spent my youth understanding that forgiveness was conditional. Anyone who stepped out of line would risk having my wrath of anger yield upon them yet again and often times I would add something to the mix by vowing to never forgive them again. Does any of this sound familiar? Did you mature with similar beliefs about forgiveness?
Well, if you did, you came to the right place!
You see, my spiritual journey has taught me that forgiveness is the richest tool we’ve within our toolbox. It’s the Tool of all Tools. Without forgiveness, we’d drown within our hopelessness. Once we become angry at one and withhold forgiveness, we step onto a smooth slope that results in nothing but quicksand below. Once angry, we are always angry until the solution is discovered – forgiveness.
However great forgiveness can be as something, you’ve got to wield it wisely to summon the maximum effect – everlasting peace. Yes, forgiveness cultivates peace everlasting. There’s no other tool more effective in your tool shed. However, to be able to put it to use wisely, one must find its operator’s manual, the manual for self-forgiveness.
What, you say! Yes, the operator’s manual can tell you how to utilize self-forgiveness wisely. Well then, you ask, if the operator’s manual is our guide to everlasting peace, who, then, created the operator’s manual? Good question. Common sense would dictate that when forgiveness is a miracle given and thus received, and miracles come from something larger than ourselves, then it should be that Large Portion of ourself that created the everlasting solution. I call it God, but you can call it anything you want.
Now that individuals know what forgiveness is and who it’s for, we have to apply it. You see, if we offer forgiveness unconditioned by egoistic rules, we miraculously develop clarity, meaning, we allow ourselves to see another in a different light.
Seeing is perception. Once we’ve called for a miraculous solution, our perception changes. As our perception changes, we become closer to who we are – Creators – and we begin creating miracles. The Composer of A Course in Miracles foretells us concerning the miracle of forgiveness:
This is actually the miracle of creation; that it is one forever. Every miracle [of forgiveness] you offer to the Son of God is but the true perception of taking care of of the whole. Though every part is the complete, you cannot know this before you see that every aspect is the exact same, perceived in the exact same light and therefore one. Everyone seen without the past thus brings you nearer to the end of time by bringing healed and healing sight in to the darkness and enabling the planet to see. For light must come in to the darkened world to produce Christ’s vision possible even here. Help Him to offer His gift of light to all who think they wander in the darkness, and let Him gather them into His quiet sight which makes them one.
The Author speaks of “The Son of God.” The Son is you and I together as One. True forgiveness creates true perception, meaning, that if we dare to have a leap of faith and change our perception of another, we proclaim Oneness. We announce to the Universe that individuals understand that what is given is received. Once we offer forgiveness to 1 we once thought was guilty (of some act), we wisely decide to see differently. As our perception changes, our sight is healed. As He heals our sight, we commence to see as Christ did (does). Christ heals us through forgiving sight because His was forgiven. Therefore, once we decide to overlook or pardon the mistake of another, our unhealed perception of another’s guilt is healed. Because we are One, we heal as we offer healing.
If someone or something does whatever takes your peace away, tell yourself, “You’re forgiven.” It’s entirely up to you to decide if to say this out loud to anyone and in some cases it won’t be necessary. For many that is necessary is that you’ve agreed to really make the offer and have vowed to never rescind. This is how true forgiveness is used.
By understanding that individuals are One, we also understand that since forgiveness is given and received as one then it must show that nobody really needs to be forgiven, right? It’s the same as giving somebody who needs two dollars and you give him two dollars, and as you give him two dollars, he provides you with two in return. Haven’t you ever done this together with your sister or brother’s kids for his or her birthdays and they return the exact same amount of cash to your children for his or her birthdays? Whose further ahead economically, you or your sibling? No body, right? Why don’t they agree to keep their very own cash and give it to their kids on your own behalf? Wouldn’t that produce more sense?
When you look upon forgiveness from this same vantage point (perception), it is possible to note that nobody really needs forgiveness because as we give it, it comes back again to us like a boomerang. Remember it like this. If you think someone needs to be forgiven, then so do you. On one other hand, if you don’t believe you need to be forgiven, then neither does the other.
Next time, we shall discuss what true forgiveness does when it’s given. For the time being, I lovingly encourage you to start your heart and change your mind for as you do, you can have become the Creator of miracles and master peace everlasting.