You have not left me comfortless

Love, reflected in forgiveness here, reminds me You have given me a way to find Your peace again. I am redeemed when I elect to follow in this way.

You have not left me comfortless. I have within me both the mem­ory of You, and One Who leads me to it. Lord, I would hear Your Voice and find Your peace today.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

God does not forgive because He has never condemned

God does not forgive because He has never condemned. And there must be condemnation before forgiveness is necessary.

Forgiveness is the great need of this world, but that is because it is a world of illusions. Those who forgive are thus releasing themselves from illusions, while those who withhold forgiveness are binding themselves to them. As you condemn only yourself, so do you forgive only yourself.

Yet although God does not forgive, His Love is nevertheless the basis of forgiveness.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Death Is Not A Way Out

Those who commit suicide, in any manner, seek to end the intolerable psychological pain of their guilt and suffering. Since their unconscious guilt remains intact, they merely end up reincarnating and keeping the problem unresolved. Death is not a way out. True forgiveness is the way out.

~ Arten, The Disappearance of the Universe

Laughter is definitely of the Holy Spirit

Laughter is definitely of the Holy Spirit, as long as it is not at someone else’s expense. Laughter helps you feel and experience that this world cannot be taken seriously. It’s too crazy! It’s worthy of laughter, not tears. Tears make it real and keep you stuck here.

Arten, Love Has Forgotten No One

The past is over. It can touch me not.

The past is over. It can touch me not.

Let me not look upon a past that is not there. For you have offered me Your Own replacement, in a present world the past has left untouched and free of sin. Here is the end of guilt. And here am I made ready for Your Final step. Shall I demand that You wait longer for Your Child to find the loveliness You planned to be the end of all dreams and pain?

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles

Forgiveness Ends All Suffering

Forgiveness paints a picture of a world where suffering is over, loss becomes impossible and anger makes no sense. Attack is gone, and madness has an end. What suffering is now conceivable? What loss can be sustained? The world becomes a place of joy, abundance, charity and endless giving. It is now so like to Heaven that it quickly is transformed into the light it reflects. And so the journey which the Child of God began has ended in the light from which it came.

Father, we would return our minds to You. We have betrayed them, held them in a vise of bitterness, and frightened them with thoughts of violence and death. Now would we rest again in You, as You created us.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles