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Forgiveness Penance Walk

The Niscience Group Body participated in a Penance Walk on Forgiveness, held in Agape Hall on the Niscience grounds. It was a reverent and holy experience for all.







God’s Forgiveness 


For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.  -Psalm 85:5


The New Testament is a book of Forgiveness. Each of these is a gift of God:  Forgiveness and Mercy.                                    -Ann Ree Colton





It is just as easy for God to forgive all of one’s sins as it is for Him to forgive one sin. Many devotees on the Path cannot imagine that God can be so forgiving; thus, they place mental barriers to their experiencing the Full Forgiveness of God and the Redemption Power of Jesus.                                         -Jonathan Murro


I have been forgiven so many times by the Father.  I will try once more to be what He knows me to be.  -Ann Ree Colton



Grace


Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven.        -Psalm 32:1


There is a soul-contract between God and the contrite and repentant heart.  Grace remains in one’s life only if he ceases to do that thing for which he asks to be forgiven.  To be in a State of Grace is to be karma-free, unblemished, pure.


Without forgiveness there is no grace…This is the utmost necessity for us, to forgive.        -Ann Ree Colton


I shall look upon my past without regret.  

I shall forgive, and live within the joy 

of this golden day.     -Ann Ree Colton



Love


Love one another.   -Jesus (St. John 13:34)


To love is to forgive.                      


Peace-giving affection is a natural result stemming from the freedom based upon forgiveness.   -Ann Ree Colton


To turn the other cheek, to forgive instantly, and to minister at all times as a steadfast follower of Jesus requires an unwavering dedication to the Commandment of Love.                                                     -Jonathan Murro


Provide me, O Lord, with a sustaining love and a forgiving heart.   

-Ann Ree Colton



Self-Examination


Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.        -Colossians 3:13  

The cleansing of the conscience reveals and heals each conscious and subconscious prejudice and each unforgiving feeling and thought.  He who forgives others with a sincere and compassionate love is forgiven, thereby uniting with the Mercy of God and with the Dimensional Healing Power of the Christ.  -Jonathan Murro


Any lingering hatred or sense of retaliation and revenge must be examined and weighed.  Malice, anger and hatred must die and be reborn as forgiveness, compassion, acceptance and understanding.                 -Ann Ree Colton


May the past know forgiveness. 

And may the wounds that cannot be forgotten 

be healed in the perfect anointing. 

And may my words often say, “forgive.”  

And may I remember, 

and walk lightly with joy.    -Ann Ree Colton



Forgiving the Unknowing


And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it.   

-St. Luke 19:41


The Great Souls are patient because they know that man is a sacred creation of God.  Therefore, when unknowing men persecute or martyr them, the Illumined Ones are able to say words such as:  “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (St. Luke 23:24).                                                                               -Jonathan Murro


He confesses with the tongue of the Christ when he can say, “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;” and also say, “Forgive them; for they know not what they do.”                                                                                         -Ann Ree Colton


I forgive those who wittingly add to my suffering.  

I know they know not and see not.  -Ann Ree Colton



Remedial Power of the Soul


Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the self-possessed.  They represent eternal virtue.            -The Mahabharata


The remedial power of the soul is activated by the Life Fiat within our Father’s forgiving love.  To free the remedial power of the soul, the disciple seeks to forgive all trespasses coloring the lives of the past and of now.  He discerns in the wrong acts of others the reflection of his own former actions; thus, in forgiving the acts of others, he forgives himself.  The remedial power of the soul begins the cleansing, healing, and miraculous works – and all obstructions shading the soul’s light are gradually resolved….As long as one small shadow of unforgiving in feeling or thought shades the soul’s light, the remedial power of the soul remains inactive. -Ann Ree Colton


May the weight of darkness against my soul’s light be translated through forgiving love.  May I become a chaste, holy vessel for the channeling of pure love.  If it is the Will of the Father, may I know reverence for all persons.  -Ann Ree Colton



Freedom through Forgiveness


But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. -Jesus (St. Matthew 6:15)


The heavier aspects of the darkened enforcement of the Law become free for man when he loves, forgives, creates, serves – all in the Name of the One.


As long as one is in a state of unforgiveness, he remains in his heavy karma.                    -Ann Ree Colton


Forgiveness frees one from the shackles of bitter resentments. Unforgiveness keeps one bound to that which he does not forgive in others.  By being unforgiving on any level, one attracts to himself a constant, repetitious pattern in life of attracting persons who have the same traits as those he cannot or will not forgive.       -Jonathan Murro


Seventy times seven are the stairs of my ascent.  “Forgive and forgive” – these are the words sent forth from the saints.

-Ann Ree Colton



Fulness of Joy


Son, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven thee. 

-Jesus (St. Matthew 9:2)


Joy is the spiritual side of love.  Happiness is the human side of joy.  Forgiving brings freedom.  From freedom comes expanding joy.


Through prayer, forgiveness, and agape or holy concern, one experiences unitive joy with all life, all souls.

-Ann Ree Colton


Forgiveness holds the key to many of Jesus’ profound promises, including the words, “That your joy may be full.”  When one is loving enough to be forgiving, then he can become aware of God’s love and its accompanying forgiveness and joy.                  -Jonathan Murro


To know the greatest joy is to love.  To know the most divine peace is to forgive.  -Ann Ree Colton



Confession


With the mouth confession is made into salvation.   -Romans 10:10


Acknowledgment of one’s sins must be verbalized before God in confession.  Until one feels himself wholly responsible for his own sins – which is the means by which he can receive forgiveness of God – he cannot look clearly upon the sins of others, nor is he capable of forgiving others….


Confession in the state of the Esse consists of confessing for your own sins and asking for forgive-ness; confessing the sins of your fathers and your ancestors as far as you can remember.  Confess the sins of any person you think has harmed you.  Ask for their forgiveness, and forgive them.


Confess the sins of any person who has harmed you, persecuted you, or made trouble for you. Confess the sins of those who seek to stand between you and your choice on the Spiritual Path.  Ask their forgiveness, and forgive them.  Ask that they be forgiven.


Confess the sins of all world-sinners: national, religious, political.

Do not use judgment or condemn a thing or person you confess for.  Let God and His Holy Angels exorcise your sins and the sins of those for whom you confess.


Confession is the secret. Pilgrimage is the answer. Christ confessed for all mankind when He said: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (St. Luke 23:34).                                                                                            -Ann Ree Colton

 

I forgive and I release.  -Ann Ree Colton



Apology


Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. -Jesus (St. Matthew 5:23-24)


Confession begins when one says to those he has wronged:  “Forgive me.  I apologize.  I have sinned against you.”                -Ann Ree Colton


I have wronged you.  Forgive me.  Through my cloud of self-darkness, I have failed to see your worth, your dignity.  I apologize in the spirit of forgiveness with a whole heart for my sin against your soul. 

-Ann Ree Colton



Healing the Guilt-Ridden Heart


Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.  

-St. Matthew 18:21-22


If you have to say to God a million times a day, “Forgive me,” you have to say it. You have to have a whole and contrite heart.  And to any individual person you have wronged in thought or in deed, you have to say, “Forgive me.” 


To free the guilt-ridden heart, one must serve without the sense of servitude.  He must love in the spirit of releasing.  He must seek out and find every rainbow-dream fragment and particle of hope.  He must attune his ear-sound to the rhythms of enthusiasm and joy, which come from the brook-spring of water falling from a rapture of the captured Sun. He must depend upon the testimonies of the Other, of their valiant processes of courage and holy-zeal accomplishments.

He must, above all, heal the wound holes and scars in his heart.  He must live in a constant sense of heart love.  He must know the Apostolic forgiveness; to lie down, even unto death, for his beliefs.                                    -Ann Ree Colton


Father, heal me of non-forgiving, for I would be free of harsh judgment bondage weighing down my heart.  -Ann Ree Colton



Bhakti Liquids


For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting.   -Psalm 100:5


Mercy is the countenance for forgiving.  Mercy flows from the bhakti liquid.  There can be neither mercy nor forgiving expressed unless one contains the bhakti liquid manifesting as pure love in the heart.


If a religion does not carry the liquid bhakti, its baptism cannot be true.  The liquid bhakti, producing mercy and forgiveness, gives to him who is immersed in the waters of the Holy Spirit true redemption.       -Ann Ree Colton


I am a flowing stream of healing life; 

I am a renewing fire of God’s loving, 

Of God’s giving, of God’s forgiving. 

Gentle and tender, peaceful and pure, 

My love warms, strengthens, heals.  -Ann Ree Colton




Divine Mother


And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.  

-St. James 5:15


Forgiveness and mercy is the tender theme of the Mother of the World.


One returns to virtue during the Noon Meditation.  At noon, the Divine-Mother energy is activated through which one is forgiven and forgives.  The hour of 12 Noon contains the extreme energy of the Sun which makes a spiritual vehicle for the Divine Mother to forgive. In the hour of 12:00-1:00 P.M., Divine Mother blesses Her offspring or children of soul and heart, and spreads Her garment of love upon the contrite and faithful.                                                          -Ann Ree Colton


Blessed are the ones who love and forgive, who praise and blame not.       -Ann Ree Colton



Angels 


Angels came and ministered unto him.       -St. Matthew 4:11


To whom dost thou tell thy secrets?  To curious men?  To judging men despoiling thee, thy character, thy humor?  No, thou goest into thy closet and thou sayest, “Father, forgive me.  Thou and Thy angels only can judge me.”


The spirit of forgiveness is channelled to man through angelic grace.  The spirit of fervent prayer in man and the spirit of forgiving grace through the Angels give liberation and freedom to works of God.  All monuments of perfected works are reinforced by the angel-bestowal of gifts and grace.                         -Ann Ree Colton


Teach me, angel, how to be just with the unjust, how to forgive and judge not.  -Ann Ree Colton



Forgiving Heart


Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.  And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.    -Jesus (St. Luke 7:47-48)


Only a forgiving heart may ignite and burn away the egotistical shell.


That which is connected with the heart is always giving and forgiving.


There is a forgiving magnanimity within a childlike heart.  All disciples should seek to acquire this.  Hate and distrust are scourgers, preventing the heart’s alignment with the soul.  The first heart-logos is forgiving love.                                                               -Ann Ree Colton


May I forever keep a forgiving heart, 

That I may walk with joy in this life 

And in all lives to come.  -Ann Ree Colton



Healing Power


Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another.      

-St. Paul (Colossians 3:12-13)


One dedicated, forgiving person becomes a living catalyst to society, setting up a creative cycle of unending remedial works in the world.                                                                                               -Ann Ree Colton


The Power within Harmlessness, Gentleness, Humility, Reverence, Selflessness, Forgiveness, and Love is the Christ-Light Power that is changing the world from barbarism and ignorance into a planet of brotherhood and enlightenment.  -Jonathan Murro


Christ, my Lord, 

Has anointed my mind 

And has illumined my thinking. 

I will think on all things with tenderness, 

With forgiveness. 

And I shall live and love 

Under the blessing 

Of the Son.   -Ann Ree Colton



Jesus’ Trial


To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses.  -Daniel 9:9


Jesus remained love-filled and forgiving, enduring the pain of scourging and Crucifixion. While hanging limply on the Cross, He revealed His deep love for all souls when He said: “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (St. Luke 23:34).                                                                                                                     -Jonathan Murro


The Lord of Kindness was Jesus.  He was kind to Pilate.  He was kind to the High Priests who had Him beaten and thrashed and humiliated.  He was kind to His last breath in which He said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).                                                                                                      -Ann Ree Colton


At dusk as we stand in the Garment of the Jesus One, May we know His Healing and Forgiving Love.  -Ann Ree Colton



Message of the Eternals


Forgiveness is holiness; and by forgiveness is it that the universe is held together.      -Mahabharata


The trusting heart is the forgiving heart.  May we magnify our forgivingness so that we may touch the forgivingness of our Father which art in heaven.  And may this service be devoted to sustain those who would forgive, yet lack the means of expressing their forgivingness day by day.


When the charities of men become hesitant, let men remember the message of the eternals, for verily the Christ is born anew within the hearts of men when they give and forgive with love.                                                  -Ann Ree Colton


God is continually teaching His children this truth: Each time they give, He gives them more.  Each time they teach, He teaches them more.  Each time they forgive, He forgives them more.  Each time they love, He loves them more.                         -Jonathan Murro


God is forgiving me.  Christ is redeeming me.  -Jonathan Murro

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