Blessed2 Posted April 11 Share Posted April 11 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. ACIM: "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) Quote Mention Everyone is waiting for eternity but the Shaman asks: "how about today?" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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