“Herein [he who has looked on the world and seen it as it is not] is the release from guilt and sickness both, for they are one. Yet to accept this release, the insignificance of the body must be an acceptable idea.
“With this idea is pain forever gone. (M-5.II. 3-4)”
1 – Guilt and Sickness
A very instructive passage from A Course in Miracles. We may never have realized, heretofore, that guilt and sickness are one, and that when we are rid of the guilt, we will not know sickness. Perhaps this seems too hard, for who can rid themselves of all guilt for all the mistakes that are recognized in a life?
2 – Turn Guilt over to the Holy Spirit
It can be done, and we do not have to be psychopaths or sociopaths to rid ourselves of guilt. This, once again, is something that we turn over to the Holy Spirit. He know that when we have expressed a desire for forgiveness, then we are in a position to be rid of the guilt that our misdeed or errant thought has caused in us. It seems so little, just to ask forgiveness. Our egoic mind cries out for punishment, even though on a conscious level we do not actually invite punishment. When we are insane in the sense that ACIM means, we do ask to hold onto the guilt, and therefore receive the punishment. If we can recognize that this is madness, we will be more ready to accept God’s glorious Answer, given us internally by the Holy Spirit.
3 – Sensitive Consciences
Those of us with particularly sensitive consciences will suffer the most, and, paradoxically, we can receive even more than perhaps another who does not suffer as we do. We are still equal to each other, though. We are not equal in time, but in eternity, and eternity is all there is; there is no time, which is an illusion.
4 – Removal of Guilt
May we pray today for forgiveness, for a removal of the guilt that clouds the minds that Jesus interprets so kindly. He loves us, we are told in ACIM. He holds nothing against us. May we not hinder his love and kindness by refusing ourselves the forgiveness that we need to render unto ourselves.
I would be aware today that when I have recognized that forgiveness is mine, any guilt that I might feel over something I said or did will dissipate. Thank You. The fact that sickness may also subside is another blessing bestowed by the removal of guilt from my mind. Thank You again.
Be with me today as I live a healthy life, unimpeded by guilt. May I ask for forgiveness of my brothers and sisters, as well as of myself, and may I realize that You do not need to forgive me, because You have never condemned me. What joy this should bring to me!
Thank You for this good day. May my evening be peaceful and my joy, under You guidance, be complete.