Lesson 62: Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.

Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.

I touched on this idea yesterday, but here it is in full technicolour!

As the Course says:

“Forgiveness is the demonstration that you are the light of the world.”

Here is where salvation lies.

Firstly, I need to forgive myself… and there is much to forgive given how long I have lived in the illusion!

Then I will turn my attention towards forgiving everyone for everything. Some might think that to forgive others will make me a walk-over or a door mat. That no matter how heinously someone treats me, I will just meekly let it go and pretend it didn’t happen.

Not so. This is not what we’re talking about here. God is the strength in which I trust.

I can forgive and then take active steps to remove myself from a particular situation. With Ho’oponopono I don’t even need to say anything to the other person – it’s all done inside me. This is forgiveness of myself for my incorrect assumptions. But it is up to me to be responsible and start the cleaning process.

As Morrnah said: “Although it is difficult for me to forgive someone it is me who asks for the forgiveness of that someone now, for this instant and at all times for everything I do not like in my present life.”

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

And if I can continue to forgive, even if I have no idea what I’m forgiving (in Ho’oponopono a specific subject isn’t required), I can be sure “it will remove all sense of weakness, strain and fatigue from your mind. It will take away all fear and guilt and pain. It will restore the invulnerability and power God gave His Son to your awareness.” That sounds good to me!

Today, then, I will remember the idea as often as possible. I will say to myself:

“Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.

I would fulfil my function that I may be happy.”

Happiness is my birthright even though the data tells me otherwise. And if forgiveness and cleaning leads to happiness, I am more than willing to give it a go!

“Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you.”