“If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 20:23
Back in the time when I walked the Earth with the Great Master Jesus, there was much concern over sin, very few knew of their personal connection to the Divine. Personal connection to God was a radical concept in that day and place. The concept of sin was a way for authority to impose guilt, shame, and fear in the people in an effort to impose control.
It is a common Christian belief that Jesus was free from sin because he was the Son of God, therefore he could forgive sins, and, it is believed, he even died for our sins. Yet the concept was not conveyed in the way it was intended. Instead we shifted from one structure imposing guilt, shame and fear to another. Now we live in guilt, shame and fear because we cannot possibly live up to the perfection that Jesus personified.
Jesus was free from sin, but not because he was perfect – he was a man, and subject to personality traits that can be conflicting just like the rest of us – he was free from sin because he knew that sin did not exist. He knew that God does not judge us, condemn us or punish us. He ‘forgave’ sins because he knew they were not real. He did his best to abolish the concept of sin by living in the light of his own Divinity, as the Son of God.
But I tell you, you all are just as Divine as he. Just as you are, right now. You are all the Sons and Daughters of the Great Divine Being who created, and is living, throughout All That Is. There is no thing in Heaven or on Earth, animate or inanimate that is not God. The heart of God beats in your body, flows through your rivers, pulses in the sand, and ignites the stars.
By speaking the words of Truth, he absolved our sins, by being the Light and the Way, he absolved our sins, by knowing the Divinity inherent in humanity, he absolved our sins. He did this to demonstrate that sin is an illusion of ego. Through the example of forgiveness, he was able to demonstrate unconditional Love for himself and all those who knew him when he walked the Earth as a man, and for all who know him in their hearts since he took Spirit flight.
Even though Jesus was aware of the illusion of sin, he was still mindful of his actions. He was well aware of his power as a human walking on Earth. He utilized that power by tapping into the energy of Love to create his every miracle. That is all it is. Love creates every miracle.
Therefore, I ask of you be your own savior, forgive yourself your sins, forgive yourself of all you have done and judged as bad. There is no good or bad – only cause and effect. A simple concept of physics: “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” You are as perfect as he in your imperfections, in your humanness, and in your Divinity. Be the Light and the Way, not by preaching, but by being an example of pure self-forgiveness and unconditional self-Love to show the way for all those trapped in fear.
When you forgive yourself you forgive all others and you forgive God. When you see the perfection of God in your imperfections – you honor the Divine source of all life. Start with you, and the rest ripples out into the multi-dimensional universes. You power is infinite. Honor that power.
Be in Love with every moment of your life.