The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness

This post was written by DoctorJay on January 2, 2010
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook,forgiveness,guilt,unconditional love

From the ACIM workbook:

We will begin the day by acknowledging it, and close the day with the thought of it in our awareness. And throughout the day we will repeat this as often as we can:

The light of the world brings peace to every mind  through my forgiveness.
I am the means God has  appointed for the salvation of the world.

If you close your eyes, you will probably find it easier to let the related thoughts come to you in the minute or two that you should devote to considering this. Do not, however, wait for such an opportunity. No chance should be lost for reinforcing today’s idea. Remember that God’s Son looks to you for his salvation. And Who but your Self must be His Son?

I don’t know what the thought for today means. I know that this is a practical set of exercises. As I do the morning exercise I know that the “I” talked about here is not mu ego but the real Self which is in everyone. It is the God within, the Christ within which is universal. Again, when we are in touch with Ultimate Reality, we understand that of our own we have absolutely no power at all.

As Jesus said, “All power comes from the father.”

So saying the thought of the day is an act of humility and surrender not an act of hubris and arrogance. At the same time it does mean accepting our individual responsibility as children of God to manage and control our thoughts.

When we forgive and have unconditional love and compassion for all we treat everyone as the children of God they are. These start as inner thoughts and attitudes of love which translate to kind actions.

We smile more.
We listen more.
We are kinder.
We care more for the welfare of others.
We ask ourselves how we can be of service.
And of course we forgive all – including ourselves – for apparent transgressions.

As I write this I remember the important thing to note is that being forgiven means that we repent – that’s to say we do our best not to make the same mistakes again. Jesus said, “Go and sin no more.”

Sin in the original New Testament  Greek simply meant mistake – which even so is an illusion anyway.

Today was a mostly uneventful day. I went for a long walking meditation and kept repeating the thought for the day but did not have a mystical experience like yesterday’s.

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