Keys to this Lesson
God has not condemned us so there is no need for His forgiveness.
That may be a difficult thought.
Yet we stay with the idea that God is Love.
There must be condemnation if forgiveness is required.
When we forgive we are releasing ourselves from the illusions that plague us.
The interesting point here in today’s lesson is that since we only condemn ourselves then we only forgive ourselves.
Hold that thought.
God’s Love is the basis of forgiveness.
Forgiveness undoes what fear has made.
It helps us to return to the Mind of God.
3, full 5 minute practice periods.
Many shorter practices throughout the day.
Repeat the idea for today.
Close your eyes as you do so.
Spend a minute of mind-searching for those whom you have not forgiven.
It doesn’t matter how much you haven’t forgiven them.
Jesus tells us that we either have forgiven them entirely or not.
Any person who comes to mind is perfect for this lesson.
Mention them by name, and say:
God is the Love in which I forgive you, Robert.
After you applied to all those who come to mind, tell yourself:
God is the Love in which I forgive myself.
Devote the rest of the practice to related ideas:
God is the Love with which I love myself.
God is the Love in which I am blessed.
Keep the central idea while you practice.
I cannot be guilty because I am a Son of God.
I have already been forgiven.
As you end the practice period repeat the idea for today once more.
In the shorter practices, you can choose to repeat the idea for today in the original form or in a related form.
Jesus instructs us to be sure to make more specific applications if they are needed.
If you have a negative reaction to someone, tell them in your mind:
God is the Love in which I forgive you.