The impossible is the thing you need forgiveness for. The never done is overlooked, and sins forgotten which were never real.
A happy outcome to all things is sure. Certainty is yours because forgiveness is the only function given you by God. It is simultaneously your reason for being here and your special function.
In spite of how complicated your life may be at this time; no matter how conflicted and confused you may feel; forgiveness assures you of happy outcomes. A happy outcome to all things is sure aligns your will with Unified Will of Heaven and it will show you that this is true whenever you aligned yourself with It.
Do happy outcomes mean that things work out in your personal favor? The ego is childish and can only think of things in terms of having its needs and wants met. Happy outcomes work for the good of all. Forgiveness opens us to God’s gifts which are given to all indiscriminately. As we resonate with love by letting go of fear the real world emerges. This shift may be reflected by changes in government, economics and health, but these are not important to the transformation that is occurring in the mind.
Becoming a happy learner requires the humbling admission that what you think you are seeing with the body’s eyes and hearing with the body’s ears may not be the whole story. Only the ego needs to be humbled because it seeks to be right about what it has already decided about you. It is not a learner at all. Through the body’s senses it gathers proof of a separate self with separate interests and a plan of its own.
Waking up from this dream of separation is a psychological process in which you, as a decision maker, decide against the ego thought system by choosing for a new order—a unified perception—to replace separate interests. It is our personal responsibility to make a shift that will be beneficial to all.
At this particular time in the evolution of humankind there are lots of gloom and doom stories pointing to a cataclysmic event around 2012. This need not be. I invite you to think about this differently and not join with the fear mongering ego.
The shift from fear to love is one many of us have been consciously working with for most of this incarnation and many others for centuries. Love is all-encompassing and has no opposite and this is what we have signed on to learn. The ego, seeing the possible end of its rule, has begun to fight for its survival. But this doesn’t mean that you have to side with it.
You have a choice to make and you are exercising it now. This could look like turning your back on the problems of the world and leaving conventional wisdom behind because much of it is fear based. There is an important distinction that needs to be made here. Let me give you an example. Leaving a job that you hate because you see that you only stay out of fear and being drawn by love to do something new is a completely different thing. Leaving a job you hate won’t decrease fear. Forgiveness will. Once fear is lifted you will be drawn to what love would have you do. Love leads.
Another example would be leaving your body behind. When fear of being without a body is gone that’s when you can leave it behind without regret. In that situation there is really no death. Again, you are following love’s directives. Love in action is your divine responsibility. When fear falls away your natural occupation arises. It may take many different forms.
If you are reading this and are working with A Course in Miracles you have already chosen to be a part of the Great Awakening and the emergence of a new nobility in which fear is relinquished and love emerges as the one reality we share.
It is very doubtful that God’s Plan for the salvation of the world will fail, but in the world of time/space, which is where this shift will be worked out this transformation will appear to take time. It is really only an instant. The instant when you are certain it is accomplished.
It is obvious that the celestial speedup that Jesus mentions in the Course is under way. What does that mean for those who have signed on to help in this transition? Here is what it means to me: Forgive, heal, and bless.
- Do not doubt your function and its outcome, regardless of the appearances to the contrary. Your function is to forgive; the outcome is happy (not personal).
Let me refresh your memory as to what forgiveness does. It does nothing. It makes room for love. “Forgiveness is still, and quietly does nothing….It merely looks, and waits and judges not.” Not for a moment does it believe what the body’s senses tell it.
Your function is to allow love to embrace every conflict, heal all wounds, and end all wars. This must occur simply because you are certain of your function and the outcome.
This will remove all guilt in your mind because you are carrying out the one function given you by God. How can there be guilt when you take the one part given you by God in place of all the functions you have given yourself?
- Do not run from what you signed on for.
As the resistance of the ego becomes more intense, it will seem that conditions are worsening. Your part is not to believe it, and not to run from the chaos. This is your opportunity to discover the true nobility of your whole mind and loving heart. Running is fear; nobility comes from valor.
- Do not resist anything.
It is tempting to fight against injustice when you see it. When you respond in that way (fighting against) you are functioning on the same level as the unjust. This will not bring about the shift to love within yourself that is needed to heal and bless the world.
Find out what you are for and commit yourself whole-heartedly to it in all situations. You don’t have to search far if you are working with the Course. It makes it very clear that forgiveness is your function as the light of this world. Forgive and this (insanity, fear, injustice) will disappear.
“You will be bound till all the world is seen by you as blessed, and everyone made free of your mistakes and honored as he is. You made him not; no more yourself. And as you free the one, the other is accepted as he is.” Lesson 200
You have made thousands of losing bargains in your life. If I do this, then, that will happen. The outcome of forgiveness is certain and because it is happy there can be no imagined threat. Do what is given you to do and safety is yours.