ACIM Lesson 121: Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.

This Lesson points out that the unforgiving mind is full of fear, turmoil, doubt, confusion, despair, attack and illusion. This is the mind that is run by the data, the memories replaying.

What hope can there be if the data and sin are real? What hope can there be if I can attack and be attacked in an unsafe world?

Today is a Lesson in learning to forgive. Every challenge or unforgiving person I come across presents my mind with an opportunity to forgive itself. And in taking that opportunity, I free the challenge or the person from whatever it is that binds us together. It is no accident that we met. We met because at some level we have unfinished business!

Here, then, is my chance to clean and set us all free.

I will select someone who ‘annoys’ me and endeavour to see the light in him. I will then allow this light to completely cover him and create a magnificent sight!

Next, I will think of a ‘friend’ and transfer the light I see around my former enemy to him.

Finally, I will let my friend offer this light to me. In this way, we all bless each other. And I receive what I have given: forgiveness.

As I go through this process, I will repeat the key words of Ho’oponopono:

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

… that I can learn to see an ‘enemy’ and a ‘friend’ as one and the same, equally holy. And I give thanks that with the cleaning I am able to ask God to transmute the memories that bind us to void, that we may all be free and at peace.

“Forgiveness is the key to happiness. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you.”