A FORMULA FOR FORGIVENESS THAT HAS INSPIRED MILLIONS
Along with forgiving others, it is also necessary to forgive yourself. Self-condemnation leads to dire results in matters of health and finances. Sometimes we are unforgiving of circumstances; an unhappy childhood, the loss of or neglect by parents, the loss of some material blessing. Sometimes we are unforgiving of God, blaming our losses, ill health and other problems on Him, instead of realizing they have been self-inflicted.
Charles Fillmore, that Kansas City businessman, who co-founded the Unity movement, while experiencing a dramatic healing, once gave a forgiveness formula that has inspired millions. He described it as A Sure Remedy:
Here is a mental treatment that is guaranteed to cure every ill flesh is heir to: Sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy. If you fear or if you are prejudiced against even an animal, mentally ask forgiveness of it and send it thoughts of love. If you have accused anyone of injustice, if you have gossiped about anyone, withdraw your words by asking him, in silence, to forgive you. If you have had a falling out with friends or relatives, if you are at law, or engaged in contention with anyone, do everything in your power to end the separation. See all things in your power to end the separation. See all things and all persons as they really are-pure spirit- and send them your strongest thoughts of love. Do not go to bed any night feeling that you have any enemy in the world.
An all-inclusive prayer of forgiveness is this: “I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive positively everyone. I also forgive myself of past mistakes. The Creator is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.”
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