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Forgiveness Thought Processes


“You become a master by having forgiving thought processes.”

-Pursah (The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard. Page 233)




TRUE FORGIVENESS: A Thought Process Example

“You’re not really there.  If I think you are guilty or the cause of the problem, and if I made you up, then the imagined guilt and fear must be in me.  Since the separation from God never occurred, I forgive “both” of us for what we haven’t really done.  Now there is only innocence, and I join with the Holy Spirit in peace.” -Pursah (DU 256)


“If I made up this world then it means there’s nobody out there.  I was the one who conjured up all those people I was seeing as the cause of the problem.  Nothing unreal exists, remember?  I could really understand that there’s nothing to fear and then deny the ability of anything not of God to affect me.  I could forgive my brothers or sisters and myself simultaneously.  Then I could experience more and more that my house was built upon the rock.  As I’m sure you recall, nothing real can be threatened.  The ideas all fit together—and lead to the peace of God.”  -Arten (DU 296)


Gary:  I remember I’m dreaming, I forgive both my projected images and myself for dreaming them, and I trust the Holy Spirit and choose His strength.  My dream that the separation from God is real is the cause of the problem, and the Holy Spirit’s forgiveness is the solution.  Pursah: Very Good.  That’s an outline; a companion to the Course’s formula of forgiveness, which says,

a) that the cause should be identified,

b) then let go, and

c) be replaced.

That’s the way to remember God.  The Course also says that the first two steps in this process require your cooperation.  The final one does not.  In other words, the Holy Spirit’s part is not your responsibility.  That’s why I say you have to trust Him.”  (DU 240)




“The process of forgiveness essentially consists of three steps that lead us from our egos back to God.

    1) The first entails the recognition that what we have attacked and judged against in another is indeed what we have condemned in ourselves.  This is the first step in reversing the process of projection and undoing its effects. As long as we maintain the problem is not in us but in someone else, our attention will have been successfully diverted from the source of the problem. The ego fixes our attention away from the guilt and, by convincing us that it is not inside us, we devote our attention to correcting the problem where it is not. All projection has this as its aim: to be a distraction or smokescreen so that we may never look within to where the problem truly is. Thus the Course states the ego's dictum: "Seek and do not find" (T-12.IV.1:4).

2) The second step entails our understanding that the guilt, too, represents a decision, and one that can now be changed. The shift is not something we can do by ourselves, but it must be something we want. This can be our choice.

3) This opens the way for the third step, which is the work of the Holy Spirit. If we could undo our guilt by ourselves we would not have needed salvation in the first place. It is precisely because we are so enmeshed in our ego that the Holy Spirit enters our world of fear and guilt. It is a particularly tempting ego device to convince us that we can undo our guilt alone, without God's help.”

-Kenneth Wapnick

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Fear binds the world.  Forgiveness set it free.


“You become a master by having forgiving thought processes.”

-Pursah (The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard. Page 233)


Gary: Do I always have to do these forgiveness thoughts just right?  Pursah: No.  Gary: I don’t have to get the words right in my mind?  Pursah: No.  You don’t have to get all the details right.  Once you really understand all this—which is why we expect you to continue and deepen your studies—then it will become a permanent part of you.  If these kinds of thoughts become dominant in your mind, then it can’t help but mean the Holy Spirit is taking over.”                                                                                              (DU 255)


“The peace of the Holy Spirit will be given to you if you do your job.  He will heal the larger, unconscious mind that is hidden from you, and give you His peace at the same time.  This peace may not always come right away, and sometimes it will.”

-Pursah (DU 238)


Any kind of an upset, from a mild discomfort to outright anger, is a warning sign.  It tells you that your hidden guilt is rising up from the recesses of your unconscious mind and coming to the surface.  Think of that discomfort as the guilt that needs to be released by forgiving the symbol associated with it.”

-Pursah (DU 248)


“It doesn’t even matter if I appear to be forgiving the same images over and over, because they may look the same, but it’s really just more guilt that’s being forgiven.”

-Gary (DU 244)


“A memory is just as real an image as any other image.  They’re all the same.  Forgive them and be free.”

-Pursah (DU 245)


“Remember that it helps to be on the lookout for the ego’s surprises.  It takes a sharp mind if you’re going to do what the Course says and be vigilant only for God and His Kingdom.”

-Pursah (DU 256)


“Even if you get broadsided and you’re hurting, if you’re willing to forgive then the pain doesn’t last anywhere near as long.  That alone would be worth doing the Course!”

-Pursah (DU 252)


“The more you do it (forgive), the more you begin to see the crap coming through the fan as an opportunity.”

-Arten (DU 296)


“Instead of accusing yourself, remember that their call for love is your call for love.  You should be grateful to them; you need them as much as they need you.” 

-Pursah (DU 238) 


“Why don’t you stop worrying about whether or not people love you and just love them?  Then it doesn’t matter what they think about you.  You can just be love.” 

-Arten (DU 296)


“Once again, you don’t have to try to be loving.  If you forgive, then love is revealed naturally, because it is what you are.

-Pursah (DU 251)


“An important component of your forgiveness is that you want to teach people, silently, that they are not bodies.” 

-Pursah (DU 232)


“Think forgiveness; don’t say it; forgiveness is done silently.  Do the Course Gary.  Don’t dumb it down.  Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can just pray to God and everything will be hunky-dory.  That’s a myth.  The Course says of the words, ‘I want the peace of God,’  

To say these words is nothing.  But to mean these words is everything.

……You demonstrate that you mean you want the peace of God not with your words, but by your forgiveness.”

-Pursah (DU 245)


“These forgiveness thoughts of yours won’t usually be linear.  Everyone has certain ideas that work best for them.  It helps tremendously that the Course is holographic in nature, each thought being related to all others.”

-Pursah (DU 233)




“Forgiveness is where the rubber meets the road.  Without forgiveness metaphysics are useless.”

-Pursah (DU 234)


“Understanding the metaphysics of the Course is required in order to understand forgiveness.”

-Pursah (DU 231)


“Don’t worry about results that may or may not be seen on the level of form.  Be grateful for what forgiveness and the Holy Spirit are doing for you.  By forgiving your brothers and sisters in the manner described, you are rejoining with what you really are.”

-Pursah (DU 238)


“If nothing’s happened—and if the Course teaches anything, it’s that nothing happened—then you’re innocent.”

-Pursah (DU 236)


“Forgive—and then do what you and the Holy Spirit choose to.  And have fun!”

-Pursah (DU 242)




Feel free to share this document with others.  May it help to contribute to the awareness of the Holy Spirit’s lucid thought system of Love!


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