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Can any "problem" be solved "in the world" through forgiveness? Can forgiveness be taught to others?
Question: We think it is of the utmost importance that we do whatever is possible to free ourselves of ACIM's long-standing copyright dispute. Not only does that dispute draw our ACIM community away from its primary purpose—supporting God's plan as the "only" plan that actually "works" in the world—it perpetuates ongoing separation between us.
What we are asking of you at this moment is to seriously consider this approach: actively and systematically asking all members of the ACIM community to go within and find out whether or not their guidance tells them if it is now time to voluntarily and unconditionally relinquish the so-called Course copyright for the good of the world—and communicate accordingly in whatever ways that they may find themselves inspired to, from private conversations to discussion forums over the Internet—knowing that nothing less than miracles will result. We look forward to your response.
Answer: Render our holy mind unto God, for only in God is Life and Meaning. Christ teaches resist not evil, precisely because there is no "evil" to resist. In ACIM Christ says:
“Recognize what does not matter, and if your brothers ask you for something 'outrageous,' do it because it does not matter. Refuse, and your opposition establishes that it does matter to you. It is only you, therefore, who have made the request outrageous, and every request of a brother is for you. Why would you insist in denying him? For to do so is to deny yourself and impoverish both. He is asking for salvation, as you are."
I share freely the Joy of the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit uses the symbols of the world to lead to an experience beyond the symbols. There is no limit on the Holy Spirit's use of symbols. It is impossible to be limited in any way. I rejoice in this experience. Peace of mind is the outcome of non-judgment. Peace comes from the Holy Spirit's Purpose and not from any specific outcome in form. The ego seeks to promote a "plan of salvation" that requires something other than the mind to change to in form and in the future. Thus does the ego seek to make its salvation or forgiveness political or social by defining its "forgiveness" as within the dream. Yet forgiveness is simply the Perspective that sees the dream as a dream. Forgiveness does not require that anyone else act differently or change in any way. Forgiveness looks and watches and judges not, for from Its kind Gaze illusions are all the same. All form is the illusion of the past, and what is past and gone cannot BE changed.
Jesus is an example or demonstration of the beatitude of acceptance and non-judgment. To take a stand for or against a “real world" outcome makes the error of separation real in awareness, though not in Reality. There is nothing causative in form, yet to believe that some form outcomes are "better" than others is the attempt to deny that all illusions are the same. A change of purpose from a grievance to a miracle is meaningful, for it is another way of looking upon the world. Yet this shift makes no demands, for the mind is thus freed from the insane wish and attempt to make things be different and better than they already are. While the ego demands that the problem be defined in form (personal, societal, interpersonal, environmental, etc.), the Holy Spirit simply asks that the belief in separation be brought to the Light within. The problem is not in the world, for there is no world apart from mind. Forgiveness is not in the world, for there is no forgiveness apart from mind. If forgiveness is put truly first by valuing the Perspective of the Holy Spirit, there can be no wish to improve the dream. For the problem was never in the dream. It was only a problem of perspective, and the problem has been healed.
Peace & Blessings, David