The Benefits of Forgiveness

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“Forgiveness, on the other hand is still, and quietly does nothing.
It offends no aspect of reality, nor seeks to twist it to appearances it likes.
It merely looks, and waits and judges not.”

A Course In Miracles, Workbook Part II. What is Forgiveness? p.4.

Forgiveness is Everything you Want. Forgiveness says there is No Guilt –
Case Dismissed! Hear that gavel come down and declare:

• Freedom! I am GRIEVANCE FREE – I Forgive!

• Freedom I now RELEASE, joy and laughter upon a forgiven world

• I am not my body, but it is now healthy and vitality

• I will know what to say at the right time

• I feel an interconnectedness because judgment is gone

• I have no anger. It does not arises in the forgiven mind

• I have Peace of mind knowing all is well

• I have Love and acceptance which comes from God

• I have Creative abilities that flow from my free mind

• Anxiety is GONE – Guilt is GONE

Every time the ego “asserts” a hurtful or angry thought replace it with:

“That thought is not true” or

“I prefer peace, I have forgiven.”

Remember YOU are the decider. You rule your mind and can NOW decide how to see something i.e. judge or not judge and choose again.

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Steps to follow for the Journey Home.


Be Conflict Free: Have Peace and follow these steps. 

1. Realize that every thought begins in the mind of you, the thinker. You are responsible for the thoughts you think.  You do not have to believe your thoughts!  You have an option to choose between two voices in your mind, the ego or the Holy Spirit, the voice for God.  The ego never brings peace, the Holy Spirit always does.


2. The Holy Spirit was placed in your mind by God, at the time of the separation.   It is listening and following this voice for love that leads home. 



3. The Holy Spirit holds knowledge safe in your mind through his impartial perception.


4.  Extend the Holy Spirit in your mind and see all brothers as equal.  By attacking nothing there are no barriers to the communication with God. To be conflict free learn from the Holy Spirit and teach only by Him. 

5. Your Godlike mind can never be destroyed, not even through death.  The ego is also in your mind but you do not have to listen to it.  It is not YOU.


6. What you teach you strengthen in yourself because you share it.  Every lesson you teach you are learning.  You are love, which you have denied and now must learn to remember.


7. To be conflict free Teach only Love For that is What you Are.  This is the lesson that is unified because we teach to learn.


8. Safety lies in extending the Holy Spirit because as you accept his gentleness in your mind, you will perceive and see either love or a call for love in others.   Once gentleness is accepted there is no need to protect yourself and the protection of God dawns upon the mind.



9. The perfectly safe are wholly benign. They bless because they know they are blessed.


10. Without anxiety the mind is wholly kind and extends beneficence and is beneficent.  Safety is the complete relinquishment of attack and Inner Peace is accomplished.


Excerpted From A Course In Miracles, 2nd edition, Chapter 5. Section III The Relinquishment of Attack

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