ACIM Lesson 46: God is the Love in which I forgive.

God is the Love in which I forgive.

The power and depth of the Love of God for every one of us is laid out in the opening sentence of this Lesson:

“God does not forgive because He has never condemned.”


No matter what I’ve done in the past, no matter how much guilt or shame I place on myself, God loves me unconditionally 100%.

This is a world of illusion. It is a world in which, at the human level, we see each other as separate and for this reason, forgiveness is necessary. To forgive – which is the intrinsic message of Ho’oponopono – is therefore to release myself from the illusion.

God’s Love, then, becomes the basis of forgiveness and forgiveness becomes salvation – a return to love and to God – as I free myself from the illusion. A beautiful circular concept!

Today’s Lesson invites me to identify people I have not forgiven. This will not be difficult! And I will address each one in the following way:

“God is the Love in which I forgive you, [name].”

… and then bless them with the Ho’oponopono mantra:

I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me. Thank you.

And then, I will forgive myself:

“God is the Love in which I forgive myself.”

This is perhaps the most powerful step.

As Ho’oponopono is all about forgiveness, I am sorry for whatever it is in me that is causing a problem in my life or anyone else’s life. I am responsible!

Thankfully, God is always ready to act on any willingness I have to forgive. Whilst I cannot always say I’m sorry to someone’s face, with Ho’oponopono I don’t need to. It all happens within me. I know God will act on my invitation and do the rest. Amen!

“God is the Love in which I forgive. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you.”