The true meaning of prayer is to forgive. This is not any type of Forgiveness, but that of Truforgiveness, when you forgive at the cause of the concern not merely the events of form.
What would also be helpful to know, is that there is a ladder of prayer. The lower rungs keep the belief in separation as a seeming reality, whilst the top rung knows the difference between illusion and truth.
The first level of prayer is called ego prayer. This type of prayer makes real the body and the separate self of ego identification. It is a prayer that entreats, begs for help, for it comes from a place of lack. The ego is the symbol of separation, made from a belief in sin, so it will never offer you the completion of Perfect Love that you seek. For that is the opposite of why it was made.
It does not undo it, which is what your True Prayer does.
The second level of prayer is called True Prayer. This is the type of prayer that undoes ego identification, taking you from the place of separation to the truth of the Oneness within. This is the only prayer you need at this time until you have begun to awaken, as it will undo those shadows of the sin of separation, moving you from wrong-minded thinking to right-mindedness, which is peace and love.
An example of this type of prayer is The Treasure Map of Truforgiveness. When you follow the process of FAITH (Forgiveness, Authenticity, Introspection, Trust, Honesty) and move from the place of separateness, you discover the truth of the wholeness that is within. It is this type of prayer that will teach you the true meaning of A Course in Miracles via revelation and not ego interpretation.
The goal of this prayer is to undo ego identification so that you can reclaim the Self that is perfect, peaceful, and powerful. The being of Perfect Love that you are in truth, not the limited self that is bound to the sin of suffering in the illusion of time.
It is your True Prayer that will guide the way out of the madhouse and into the miracle of remembering your true Self. The One that is innocent not guilty, whole not part, and happy not hurting.
The third type of prayer is called Power Prayer. This prayer is one of devotion only and it is offered from the place of wholeness within, where the belief in separation has been dissolved. It is a perfect prayer of unconditional love to the Creator that you adore. An example would be, 'I love God.' It does not entreat nor ask for favors, as it knows this world is an illusion. It is a prayer of thanks, for God is not cruel and would never punish His Child.
It is a prayer of giving only but from the place of wholeness. You think you might give to God, but it is God that gives to you. Filling you from within, answering your True Prayer with His perfect peace.
This is the prayer that you want; to pray from the place of Oneness is complete indeed. The remembrance of the perfect, peaceful, powerful Self has been returned to the Mind of the Child that was once sleeping, dreaming they were sinful. But the nightmare has gone to where it came, it disappeared, for it was nothing but an illusion of the sin of separation. This prayer offers you the comfort you seek and even those that arrive here, often find at times that they have fallen down the ladder and back in the realm of ego prayer. This is the way the climb goes, you must go backward to go forward, for every stone of darkness must be unturned in order for you to awaken in the wholeness of holiness that is the truth of who you are.
Utilize those stones that cause you to suffer to undo them. Allow your True Prayer, the one that undoes ego identification and will reunite you with the happiness and harmony you desire, even whilst seeming to live in the land of bodily fire.
For those of you that study A Course in Miracles, it says, "Each day should be devoted to miracles." But this statement is often misinterpreted. Many believe that you should strive to look for the good and ignore the bad. What does this statement mean to you?
I would like to explain the true meaning of this phrase now, for those uncertain of what it is saying.
There is only thought, for this world is the projection of the thoughts you think within. Each thought can be traced back to some aspect of the belief in separation (The Treasure Map clearly demonstrates this when you begin to draw up your own), yet you are not vigilant of your mind wandering into fear. It wanders when you do not address the cause within, hidden deep in the subconscious mind. Some aspect of the belief you have betrayed God and made your own kingdom without Him. When you allow your mind to wander, it means you allow the ego-self of separation to run the show. How you change this is to 'forgive within,' for in each moment you are either judging or truly forgiving.
There is only thought. But do not try to cover those dark thoughts with positive affirmations, you must undo the darkness of ego judgment to find the truth of the Oneness of Perfect Love that it covers. This is how you will awaken. And for those that love positive affirmations, they are true when you have arrived at the place of wholeness within. To say you are perfect from the place of ego separation does not hold true, as the ego will neever be perfect, as it was made by the beleif in sin. The affirmation sits at the end of those treasure maps that you draw up, when you have placed your Truforgiveness upon the altar to God.
A Course in Miracles (ACIM) is a mind-correction from fear to love. Often people make the mistake of making the dream world of form true. It is not. It is the nightmare you need to wake up from. And whilst it speaks of Forgiveness as a means to inner peace and salvation, it is Truforgiveness that it is speaking of. Do not allow the ego definition of Forgiveness to save you, for it does not undo the belief in separation, which is the only correction you need to make. But you must undo the entire shadow of the sin of separation, to place your Truforgiveness upon the altar to God.
For those of you that are ready to make miracles your own, make sure you dive into The Foundation Course, The Truforgiveness Treasure Map™, as it has everything you need to know to forgive within.
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Much love, peace, and Truforgiveness,