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The Forgiveness Method


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I wanted to make it's own thread for this method since it's sooo effective and pretty damn good addition for your spiritual toolbox.


It's very central in ACIM, but you don't need to study that particular path to "use" the forgiveness method. However, I recommend checking it out since it can help you along the way.



The Forgiveness Method:


The general idea is very simple. You want peace and happiness. What's standing in the way (or veils) your innate peace and happiness is the belief you are separate. And in the belief that you are separate, it seems like there is a bunch of other separate selves. This is projection, the "separate selvery".


The Forgiveness Method uncovers the innate peace and happiness of our true nature by lifting the veil of this separate selvery. How you see others, you see yourself. When you correct your view of "the other", you automatically correct the view of "yourself". Here lies the power of Forgiveness. This is a fundamental tool for your box, and right in the heart of the spiritual path.



"Forgiveness" in this method does not mean that you forgive something you think someone has done wrong and is guilty of. Forgiveness means that you do not see guilt, or "error", to begin with. 


It means that you intentionally look past what seems to be a separate self (a body-personality, a doer, a thinker, a subject to location and time) into the True Nature (unlocalized, wholly innocent, pure and loving spirit) which you share. Like looking past the movie character and seeing the screen.


When you don't see a doer walking and talking... But innocence walking and talking, that's "it".


To but it in more practical terms, whenever someone triggers you, annoys you, sickens you, makes you angry or sad or whatever, this is when forgiveness is really asked for. There and then, look past the "guilty". Look past the "doer". Look past the "thinker". Do not believe it. It is a veil, it's your projection, your thoughts about "a doer, a thinker". Rather, see the Enlightened One. See the unlocalized, "filling up the room", pure and loving spirit.


Everyone you meet is a Buddha. Truly. This recognition is the meaning of Forgiveness. See the Buddha in everyone you meet and so you shall find the Buddha within.


It's not always going to be easy. You might feel quite strong resistance to it. Don't let it stop you. Don't let the mind wander or go down the projection road. This is a great opportunity and truly, a gift. Stay focused on the Forgiveness until you see past the separate individual. You will know when it hits home simply by how you feel.


You can also do it whenever, even if there is no triggered feelings. You might just be sitting by a busy road watching people walk by. This is also a good opportunity for Forgiveness practice.


You can also bring in mind any people from the past who might have hurt you, or cause any upset like insecurity, jealousy or anger in you, and Forgive this way.


Do not attempt to Forgive yourself. It's not needed. Only do it for what seems to be "others". You will be Forgiven, because "the other" is just a projected image of what stands to be Forgiven of you. It is a healing for both.



Train the Forgiveness muscle bit by bit. Eventually it will become natural. And what you will find is going to be a game changer.





"To forgive is to overlook. Look, then, beyond error and do not let your perception rest upon it, for you will believe what your perception holds. Accept as true only what your brother is, if you would know yourself. Perceive what he is not and you cannot know what you are, because you see him falsely. Remember always that your Identity is shared, and that Its sharing is Its reality." (T-9.IV.1:2-6)


"When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself. Whenever two Sons of God meet, they are given another chance at salvation. Do not leave anyone without giving salvation to him and receiving it yourself." (T-8.III.4:1-7)



Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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This is gold man 💙


The seeing everyone as buddha thing is really beautiful. I was at a market one day and that occurred to me, suddenly everyone was enlightened and it's like a market place of enlightenment 😊


The seeing that there isn't anything wrong with the other to begin with is good. 

"I shall give you what no eye has seen, and what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched, and what has never entered into the human heart. "-Jesus (Gospel of Thomas)

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Posted (edited)

I made this figure to make Forgiveness easier to catch. 😁




The stick figure people are the veil. It might be helpful to think they're like movie characters. There is no doer, to self there. What they do, what they seem to think etc. is already written to the script of the movie.


The stick figure persons with personality, occupation, etc is NOT who they really are. It is a veil, a projection YOU place, to keep your gaze and focus fixed on it rather than the One Self.


Your stick figure projection veil might be arrogant, ignorant, annyoing, and steal money from you. But their True Self is wholly loving, innocent and unconditional. Movie characters are born and die, but their True Self is not in time.


It does not matter whether the movie character is a homeless drug addict, an arrogant intellectual, or Ramana Maharshi. None are more or less enlightened. It is up to YOU to see the True Self. Not up to them to find it, embody it, or show it to you.


This is the meaning of Forgiveness. To see their True Self rather than continuing to be decieved by the movie character.


... And how you see "the other" (you), so you see yourself. 🙂

Edited by Blessed2


Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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Do not see error. Do not make it real. Select the loving and forgive the sin by choosing in its place the face of Christ.



Forgiveness is the call to sanity, for who but the insane would look on sin when he could see the face of Christ instead?



Forgiveness-for-salvation has one form, and only one. It does not ask for proof of innocence, nor pay of any kind. It does not argue, nor evaluate the errors that it wants to overlook.



Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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On 4/21/2023 at 1:07 AM, Blessed2 said:

None are more or less enlightened. It is up to YOU to see the True Self. Not up to them to find it, embody it, or show it to you.


Everyone you meet, dead or alive, is in Heaven waiting for you. But you do not see them correctly, and you do not see yourself correctly.


"Helping others awaken" is bamboozlement. Ego. Manipulation.


It is up to you to see what is, and what is not.


His disciples said to him: “When will the resurrection of the dead take place, and when will the new world come?”

He said to them: “That resurrection which you are awaiting has already come, but you do not recognize it.”


Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?"

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