I need always remember that “Forgiveness is the – ABSOLUTE – key to realizing God’s Kingdom”. It is my condemnation that separates me from my brother and therefor from God Himself. What I JUDGE, and EVERYTHING I judge, I set apart and special – therefore separate from the “ALL”.
“A dream of judgment came into the mind that God created perfect as Himself. And in that dream was Heaven changed to hell, and God made enemy unto His Son. How can God’s Son awaken from the dream? It is a dream of judgment. So must he judge not, and he will waken. For the dream will seem to last while he is part of it. Judge not, for he who judges will have need of idols, which will hold the judgment off from resting on himself. Nor can he know the Self he has condemned. Judge not, because you make yourself a part of evil dreams, where idols are your “true” identity, and your salvation” (ACIM T29.IX.2.1 The Forgiving Dream)
“Think you that you can bring truth to fantasy, and learn what truth means from the perspective of illusions? Truth has no meaning in illusion. The frame of reference for its meaning must be itself. When you try to bring truth to illusions, you are trying to make illusions real, and keep them by justifying your belief in them. But to give illusions to truth is to enable truth to teach that the illusions are unreal, and thus enable you to escape from them. Reserve not one idea aside from truth, or you establish orders of reality that must imprison you. There is no order in reality, because everything there is true.from the judgment laid in terror and in guilt upon yourself.” (ACIM T-17.I.5. Forgiveness and the Holy relationhip – Bringing fantasy to truth)
“Perception is a choice and not a fact. But on this choice depends far more than you may realize as yet. For on the voice you choose to hear, and on the sights you choose to see, depends entirely your whole belief in what you are. Perception is a witness but to this, and never to reality. Yet it can show you the conditions in which awareness of reality is possible, or those where it could never be.” (ACIM T-21.V.1.7 The Function of Reason)
In the “Lord’s Prayer” Jesus told US to forgive, on the “Cross”, He asked His Father to forgive them, He now asks ME to forgive. I NEED ALWAYS ask myself,
- Do I really want to see my brother sinless??? or remain in Hell
- Do I want to be HAPPY or right ??? and remain in Hell
- Do I really want to see the REAL World ??? or want to remain in Hell???
“Where sin once was perceived will rise a world that will become an altar to the truth, and you will join the lights of Heaven there, and sing their song of gratitude and praise. And as they come to you to be complete, so will you go with them. For no one hears the song of Heaven and remains without a voice that adds its power to the song, and makes it sweeter still. And each one joins the singing at the altar that was raised within the tiny spot that sin proclaimed to be its own. And what was tiny then has soared into a magnitude of song in which the universe has joined with but a single voice.” (ACIM C26– IV. Where Sin Has Left)
God Blesses Christ Blesses I need only Forgive and Bless