SPIRITUAL FORGIVNESS TREATMENT By Emmet Fox
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 discussed anyone unkindly, if you have criticized or gossiped about anyone, withdraw your words by asking him, in the 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 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 an enemy in the world.
Be careful not to think a thought or to say a
word that will offend.
Be patient, loving, and kind, under all
You can do this if you are faithful to the silent hour, because there you will be helped to overcome the selfishness of the carnal sense.
There is an immutable law lying back of this healing method.
God is love, and love is manifest as life.
God is thus manifest in and through all His creations.
If we do aught to cut off the love of any person
we are cutting off the love of God;
hence, we are cutting off the life that flows
When we, by withdrawal from our fellows,
in any way cut the cords of love that bind us
together as men and women, we at the same time sever the arteries and veins through which the universal life flows.
We then find ourselves mere bundles of strained nerves, trembling and shaking with fear and weakness, and finally dying for the lack of God’s love.
But omnipresent Spirit ever seeks to flow into us and to stimulate us in every faculty.
We must, however, by our words and acts acknowledge this all-powerful Presence as the moving factor in our lives, because each of us has inherent free will, which welcomes or rejects all, even God not being excepted.
Self-condemnation is also a great error,
leading to dire results. If you have accused
yourself of ignorance, foolishness, fear,
sickness, anxiety, poverty, anger, jealousy, stinginess, ambition, weakness, or if you are melancholy and indulge in the “blues,” ask forgiveness, for each, of the loving Father in whose image and likeness you spiritually have perfect life.
Say often to this omnipresence:
I do now sacrifice these human limitations
unto Thee, O Father! I am obedient unto the
law of my being, and I know that in Thee I am brave, true, energetic, wise, pure, perfect, strong, rich, and courageous.
Thou art my almighty Resource, and I do trust Thee utterly.
Forgiveness is the process of giving up the false for the true; erasing sin and error from the mind and body.
It is closely related to repentance, which is a turning from belief in sin to belief in God and righteousness.
A sin is forgiven when one ceases to sin, and true forgiveness is only established through renewing the mind and body with thoughts and words of Truth.
Forgiveness really means the giving up of
When you forgive yourself, you cease doing
the things that you should not do.
Jesus said that man has power to forgive sin.
Sin is the falling short of divine law, and repentance and forgiveness are the only means that man has of getting out of sin and its effect and coming into harmony with the law.
It is through forgiveness that true spiritual
healing is accomplished.
Forgiveness removes the errors of the mind,
and bodily harmony results in consonance
with divine law.
The law is Truth, and Truth is all that is good.
There is no power or no reality in sin.
If sin were real and enduring, like goodness
and Truth, it could not be forgiven but would
hold its victim forever.
When we enter into the understanding of the
real and the unreal, a great light dawns on us,
and we see what Jesus meant when He said,
“The Son of man hath authority on earth to
The necessity of forgiveness is our first work
in any demonstration is to contact God;
therefore, we must forgive all men their
Through the divine law of forgiveness we cleanse our mind so that the Father can forgive us.
Anyone can verbally attack another.
Anyone can be a smart aleck.
Anyone can be angry and tell other people things that will hurt them.
Anyone can be sarcastic, devaluating and belittling , but it takes real strength to be silent.
Forgiveness is so powerful and can be so loving.
My value and worth today doesn’t come from what others think of me..
It only comes from my relationship with God…
Be still and know.
If you feel hurt because someone insulted
This is ego.
Feel great with praise?
This is ego.
A managed ego state (or egoless state) is free
from emotional attachment and reaction from
the judgment of others.
When ego is attacked or hurt, it does what ego
does: fights and hurts back for ego is not
love, it is separation.
Ego only wants to play with problems, there
is no such thing as a grateful ego, happy ego or problem solving ego.
Ego: the optical illusion of consciousness.
The only problem (ego): conscious separation from God.
The only solution (God): Conscious contact/awareness with God.
Everyone is You and You are they.
The bodies create the illusion of separate being; but consider the fingers of a hand: they all look different, but they’re all part of the hand.
Look beyond the outer appearance; release the imprisoned splendor!
Here are some Metaphysical definitions and
uses of the word ‘ego’: ego is the I.
The ego is man, and by reason of his divinity he makes and remakes as he wills. In this lie his greatest strength and his greatest weakness.
The ego of itself is possessed of nothing.
It is a mere ignorant child of innocence floating in the Mind of Being, but through the door of its consciousness must pass all the treasures of God.
An adverse ego happens when the ego
attaches itself to sense consciousness, it
builds the antichrist man, who has no basis in
This is known as the adverse ego.
It is the adverse ego that causes all the
trouble in the world.
Its selfishness and greed make men grovel in
the mire of materiality, when they might soar
in the heavens of spirituality.
A Spiritual Ego is the true self; an
individualized center of God consciousness;
I AM; conscious identity…. it is the opposite of
egotism, the state of consciousness built up
by the will functioning in the sense world.
expression it looks
upon itself as
Supreme egotism stops the flow of spiritual life in the organism, and body atrophy sets in.