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Wanting the Experience of Forgiveness

Q: Does forgiving illusions mean forgiving what a body does?

If a body cheats or lies, hurts our body, or takes something away by deception, it is still not deception because we are attached to that something and this can include our own body which are illusions. It is our attachment or belief in illusions of things or body that can make us judge others or feel hurt or angry or say it was unjust.

If we recognize that only spirit exists and it is all powerful and cannot be hurt then nothing that happens here matters. And we see everyone and everything from the point of wholeness. Even the `deceitful' thing that happened is probably to teach us a lesson not to value any thing including body of this world. Thus we see sinlessness in all persons things and events.

If something happens that feels disturbing (fearful) we just have to think that it will not have any effect on our living. This is really hard. We are afraid of losing our friends, family, our living conditions etc. I just have an understanding of these principles but have no firm conviction. Then we also have to develop present trust that the Holy Spirit will provide for all our needs as long as they are necessary.But first we have to experience miracles and that we are spirit and for conviction and inner knowing to come. Is it not? Otherwise, it will be just based on theory. How do we get these miracle and Spirit experiences? Inspite doing ACIM, I have not had any such experience to speak of. At least this is my understanding of Christ's vision. Would you provide us with some insight into this? As always your valuable vision is tremendously appreciated. Thank you.

A: Beloved One

Thanks for sharing what is on your heart and for your sincere opening to the Spirit within. You have written what you are just beginning to grasp:

"It is our attachment or belief in illusions of things or body that can make us judge others or feel hurt or angry or say it was unjust. If we recognize that only spirit exists and it is all powerful and cannot be hurt then nothing that happens here matters. And we see everyone and everything from the point of wholeness. Even the `deceitful' thing that happened is probably to teach us a lesson not to value any thing including body of this world."

Miracles bring conviction for they demonstrate what you have just written - the valuelessness of the body and world and the value of the Spirit Which is unchanging.

Miracles are experiences that dissolve belief and collapse time. If you are willing to question what you seem to believe and apply the words you have spoken to everything in your awareness, the experience of inner peace will be evident. If you seem to be "...afraid of losing our friends, family, our living conditions, etc." then there is an identity attachment to these things which is blocking the experience of the miracle. The miracle costs nothing and offers a glimpse of Everything. There is no sacrifice in Knowing God's Will and our Will is One with God's Will. Nothing real is lost or given up in serving God because the temporary never had any value whatsoever.


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