Copyright 2012 Nouk Sanchez
Sickness, pain, scarcity, conflict, loss and death are all ego appearances and not God’s Truth. While we attempt to remedy these illusions independently apart from Spirit, we unknowingly give them reality in our belief. And once we have made them real, we cannot forgive them. This is how the ego uses everything it made to distract us from recognizing the one problem which is the ego’s belief that we are separate from our Source of Love.
The one solution is to prioritize God’s Love in our awareness; not just intellectually, but to know it deeply within. This is what Jesus calls the Atonement; the miracle of a divine shift in perception. It is the experience of deeply knowing and feeling our infinite innocence. When this innocence is seen and wholly accepted, the real cause of any ego appearance is undone in our perception. And because both the cause and effects (appearances) are both in our mind together, they are never separate. Heal the cause truly, and the effect must follow.
When we accept a perceptional shift (miracle) then the seeming problem can be healed. There is no order of difficulty in miracles provided we accept Atonement as our priority.
We stray when we forget that any problem is purely an ego appearance; an opportunity to apply forgiveness thereby undoing our unconscious guilt. We often panic and immediately believe that we must solve the issue independently, apart from Spirit. In this act, we deny the miracle of Atonement. When we believe in the ego’s appearances, we deny our Holy Self. And when we deny our Holy Self…we attack. So whenever we perceive ourselves as being unfairly treated, it is a denial of our True Self. And that is why regardless of who or what upsets us, we always attack our Self first! In the belief that suffering is possible, lay our outright denial (attack) of our Self as God created us. No perception of attack occurs without our first attacking our Self; all of which is Self-doubt. We have forgotten that the Holy Self is who we are; totally invulnerable. This Self is wholly incapable of attack or of perceiving attack. Only the ego perceives attack and only the ego can appear to be hurt.
“All attack is Self attack. It cannot be anything else. Arising from your own decision not to be what you are, it is an attack on your identification. Attack is thus the way in which your identification is lost, because when you attack, you must have forgotten what you are. And if your reality is God’s, when you attack you are not remembering Him. This is not because He is gone, but because you are actively choosing not to remember Him.” ACIM, T-10.II.5.
If you believe that you are seeing or feeling anything that is not total Love and joy, then you are delusional and that is your cue. You can heal by this acknowledgment: “I must be delusional because I am perceiving pain, loss, sadness, depression, grief, anger, scarcity, etc. If I perceive any of these, it’s always a sign that the ego’s unconscious wish to be unfairly treated, appears to have hypnotized me temporarily.
POWERFUL FORGIVENESS PRAYER
This prayer will undo unconscious guilt which is always unconscious self-attack.
“Spirit, please help me to forgive myself for having unknowingly used___(person, pain, sickness, depression, financial scarcity, anger, self doubt, etc.,)______to attack myself and to separate from You as my Holy Self.” NOTE: For the Forgiveness/ Atonement Process, click on this link