I will not hurt myself again today.
Let us this day accept forgiveness as our only function. Why should we attack our minds, and give them images of pain? Why should we teach them they are powerless, when God holds out His power and His Love, and bids them take what is already theirs? The mind that is made willing to accept God’s gifts has been restored to spirit, and extends its freedom and its joy, as is the Will of God united with its won. The Self which God created cannot sin, and therefore cannot suffer. Let us choose today that He be our Identity, and thus escape forever from all things the dream of fear appears to offer us.
Father, Your Son can not be hurt. And if we think we suffer, we but fail to know our one Identity we share with You. We would return to It today, to be made free forever from all our mistakes, and to be saved from what we thought we were.
Since Thursday I’ve been nursing a hurt, or at least challenging myself to not give in to the ego’s notion that I can be hurt. But still it persisted, until I recognised last night before I went to bed that the reason I was hurting was because I had not forgiven myself, therefore I could not forgive the person I held responsible for my hurt. When I approached me with a bit more compassion I was able to do the same for him, and release him from any guilt I tried to heap on him.
As a friend of mine so helpfully reflected back to me, ‘you get yourself in these situations, but you seem to get out of them quicker each time.’ Yes, it is indeed progress, and today I did not hurt myself, and neither did I try to hurt anyone else.