Lesson 3: How Forgiveness Heals


If you could see this, you would never judge again. When you judge, even the cells of your body go crazy. They vibrate in a completely dissonant way. There is contraction. The fluids do not move through the cells. The nutrients do not become transported or delivered to the cells. The waste matter is not processed properly. Everything gets clogged up, and there is disease.

What I learned
I have known for a long time now that my thoughts affect the body, but this is a picture I cannot ignore or forget. The body is a very useful tool for picturing the effects of ego thinking. The ego uses the body to convince me that I am separate, but the Holy Spirit will help me use the body differently. If I ask what the sickness is for, and I have decided my goal is to awaken, then I will see sickness for what it is; the effect of judgment, and the body becomes a tool for awakening. If I am not paying attention, I will make the ridiculous mistake of judging myself for judging. I can always choose again.


There is no such thing as past and future, there is only now. So when you have that thought or that memory, it is coming to you for a specific reason. It is being presented to you, yet again, that you might make a new choice.

What I learned
I have been using this frequently. Every time I think about someone and that thought elicits guilt, I make a new choice. I use the forgiveness process Jeshua gives:

I judge you not.
I extend forgiveness to myself for what I have created.
I embrace you, and I love you. I free you to be yourself.
I bless you with the blessing of Christ.

After I have done this, the guilt has melted away. This dissolving of guilt is not something I made happen but something I allowed to happen using this process as a bridge. I have not experienced a reemergence of the guilt in these particular instances. It feels like a miracle to me because some of these situations have been haunting me for a very long time.



All quotes are used by kind permission of the Shanti Christo Foundation. To buy a copy of this profound book visit their website at www.shantichristo.com. I invite your thoughts and comments.

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