I can give up but what was never real.

   I do not need the illusions that I have made. In sane moments I realize that illusions keep me veiled from the Light of Truth. Through forgiveness, an illusion itself, I am released from all illusions. Through forgiveness, illusions disappear and the Love is seen. Forgiveness is an illusion itself for in Reality it is not needed. Love is Love and nothing else is required. There is nothing then to forgive. But here in this world I made up, I need the reminder that forgiveness offers me.    It is for me to continue to practice forgiveness with everything I experience and see. Forgiving, or letting go may seem like a sacrifice as I may be attached to what a person seemingly did to me in this world. Truly recognizing love is not a sacrifice, but instead a holy gift that I give myself. When I hold on to grievances I am enslaving myself along with the other person. The other person may not even know. In letting go of the chains of grievances, I gladly receive peace within.

Excerpt from Lesson 322 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages

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