We often think that forgiveness demands releasing only the past and its assorted hurtful memories. However, if a shift (miracle) does not occur to undo guilt at the mind level, the painful past will continue to “cause” a painful future.
“Freeing The Future” will be the topic for A Course in Miracles class at The Church Within, 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. From ACIM:
“Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order. . They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future. .You can hold on to the past only through guilt. For guilt establishes that you will be punished for what you have done, and thus depends on one-dimensional time, proceeding from past to future.”
“The emphasis of this course always remains the same;–it is at this moment that complete salvation is offered you, and it is at this moment that you can accept it. This is still your one responsibility. Atonement might be equated with total escape from the past and total lack of interest in the future. Heaven is here. There is nowhere else. Heaven is now. There is no other time.”