The Vision of Forgiveness
“Be comforted, and feel the Holy Spirit watching over you in love and perfect confidence in what He sees.” (T-20.V.8)
Once upon a time when I read a quote like this in A Course in Miracles I could accept the love but I had a hard time with the “perfect confidence”. I realized it was saying that the Holy Spirit had confidence in me as the “Son of God” not as a person. In other words, the Holy Spirit had perfect confidence in the Truth in me not in the self (body/personality/ego). My initial response, when I was still very identified with a self, was, “What the hell good is that to me?” I felt rejected as I thought I was, even though intellectually I got that the problem was that I didn’t know the Truth in me.
Eventually, though, I got past being almost wholly identified with a self and became aware of the Truth in me and could take some comfort from a phrase like this. It was okay that the Holy Spirit’s confidence was not in the thing in which I identified. I was aware of and identified enough in What It did have confidence in. However, I still felt the Holy Spirit was wrong to have confidence in me because of the other, flawed, part of me (self). It was nice that It had confidence in me, but It was mistaken! “I have this other part, see, and perhaps You shouldn’t have such confidence in me because of it…”
But now, with the belief in guilt gone from this mind, I get it. I can accept the Holy Spirit’s confidence is whole and complete because it is in the immutable Truth in me and the other “flawed” part is nothing. Now I see as the Holy Spirit does. Only the Truth is Real. There is nothing else.
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