The A Course In Miracles (ACIM) Forgiveness Meditation is really easy to use... you can just watch the animation below and let your mind go while you look at the screen.
You can also upload a photo of someone you want to forgive, and it'll appear in the design... and you just have to watch it.
You can reinforce the A Course In Miracles (ACIM) Forgiveness Meditation by saying the statements out loud, or if you prefer, you can just take the statements and use them like a chant.
A more modern text that deeply explores the concepts behind, and need for, forgiveness, is A Course in Miracles (ACIM).
According to ACIM, ego is the thought that we are separate from God and that it is this very thought that creates our individual identities.
Without that thought we would still be one with God and the need for this dream state we inhabit would not exist.
The Course goes on to explain that forgiveness is the tool by which we will release this misperception, ultimately forgiving ourselves for that original thought, at which time we will realize that we have always been at one with God.
Here we will discover that the perceived reality in which we now find ourselves is actually a dream that we have been having, a nightmare if you will, in which we are no longer at one with our Source or Creator.
Every perceived pain or slight mimics the original separation from God and it is the reminder of that separation that truly causes us pain.
There's logic in this, because everything that angers you or that you need to find forgiveness for, when you think about it, is always about being separated from who or what you want to be with or have.
In addition the Course explains that miracles are acts of forgiveness and cause a collapse of time that means that future events do not have to take place in order to correct or redress wrongs.
However we cannot achieve forgiveness on our own; we can only ask The Holy Spirit that peace and forgiveness are chosen for us. We are merely the vessels through which miracles are facilitated and not the miracle creators ourselves.
ACIM also advocates that we are all expressions of the same Soul or Source and that a slight or lack of forgiveness held against anyone is actually held against the Self.
A quote from The Course that is widely found throughout modern spiritual literature and the Internet is:
Forgiveness recognizes that what
you thought your brother did to you has not occurred.
What A Course In Miracles teaches can be pretty beautifully summed up by this series of lessons from the Workbook portion, starting from Lesson 61.
Theses are amazing affirmations to use for every application really:
I am the light of the world.
I am the Savior everyone is looking for.
Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.
The way I will save everyone is by forgiving them.
The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.
When I forgive, that peace extends far beyond the people I have forgiven.
It has a ripple effect that reaches the whole world.
Let me not forget my function.
I must always think about my function as the Savior who brings forgiveness.
My only function is the one God gave me.
This function of being the Savior that brings forgiveness,
is the true purpose that God has assigned to me.
This is the purpose that I have spent my whole life looking for.
Forgiveness is what will fulfill me.
My happiness and my function are one.
If I really want to be happy, forgiveness is the way to attain it.
Love created me like itself.
I have all the characteristics of love - or God.
Love holds no grievances.
Love holds no grievances, and if I share those characteristics,
then I can't hold onto grievances either.
It's time to let all my complaints go.
My grievances hide the light of the world in me.
When I'm complaining, people don't see that I am the Savior here to forgive the world.
My salvation comes from me.
The only person who can change what it happening is me.
I have to put in the work - and I have to do it myself.
Only God's plan for salvation will work.
The only way we'll ever be happy, is if we do it God's way.
There are no other ideas that will work to figure this all out.
Holding grievances is an attack on God's plan for salvation.
When I complain, I actively working against God's plan, and God's
plan is to save me and bring me to a place of joy.
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