“Forgiveness is the Only Thing That Stands for Truth in the Illusions of the World”

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons
6 min readMay 27, 2022


(ACIM, W-134.7:1–5)

This is a reading from Mama’s Christmas Carol, You Got the Power, Mom! which I published in 2019. I have been doing these readings at least 2–4 times a month since that time. I write from my life experiences and understanding, and what I am currently learning about the core principles The book is my spiritual understanding after a lifetime of mistakes and seeking, including the first seven years of study of A Course In Miracles and this “reading” promotes my continued education.

Please use your own inner judgment which Jesus refers to as Holy Spirit in ACIM as we share our spiritual journey.

Photo by Dex Ezekiel on Unsplash

This post was not easy to bring out. And it finally does just a few days after another horrendous school shooting.
I want you to know that I stand by what I say here. We are in a time when we can choose what is real, and destruction, suffering, and death are not real no matter what it looks like.
God IS. Of this, I testify with all my being.

You can use the things you are learning to give different perspectives to old issues.

Jesus says to think of the world as ideas. Our ideas of separation from God made the world what it is.

Creating or rather choosing different ideas about the world will give us a new experience.

Do not expect it to flip for you right away.

Trust the spiritual eyes that the Holy Spirit gives us to see what is not there that is true:

We can only be as God created us because God is all that IS.

Let us imagine a world where we are good enough just as we are and where we are valued and safe. It may take a generation or two to see it manifest but why not?

And we cannot do it while believing the world is “real” we MUST accept the undoing atonement that Jesus offers in A Course In Miracles that declares separation from God and His protection is a false concept and forgive the dream of horrors we have given to ourselves.

Take what you know as love and forgiveness and give it to yourself to access the Atonement. Then let it teach you.

Humanity does not know how to accept the love that is God.

It cannot be shunned completely because that is what you are.

It is in the forgiveness of the belief in separation from God that we release our belief that this world of suffering and pain could be real.

“As your function in Heaven is creation, so your function on earth is healing. God shares His function with you in Heaven, and the Holy Spirit shares His with you on earth.” T 11 H 4, HLC Manuscript ACIM

DO NOT FORGIVE PEOPLE! That is seeing separation!



Accepting the Atonement (IE. undoing) is how we bring the healing into our minds and let a gentle dream replace the nightmare we had accepted.

Then let the Holy Spirit guide you in your day-to-day life according to HIS UNDERSTANDING which you do not have access to. Trust will grow as you exercise it one step at a time.

A journal can be very helpful so that you can see how you are growing in the ability to follow the Spirit and that He guides you correctly and you will notice the times you do not as well, and can learn from them also.

In reality, the only true thing you can give to ANYONE in this life is the witness that you have forgiven the Son of God for believing for a moment that separation from God is possible.

That sounds a bit, um, ridiculous doesn’t it? But take a look at this:

7. Forgiveness is the only thing that stands for truth in the illusions of the world. ²It sees their nothingness, and looks straight through the thousand forms in which they may appear. ³It looks on lies, but it is not deceived. ⁴It does not heed the self-accusing shrieks of sinners mad with guilt. ⁵It looks on them with quiet eyes, and merely says to them, “My brother, what you think is not the truth.” (ACIM, W-134.7:1–5)

I mean, we have been taught that The Son of God is just one person but it is not. It is all of us together.

Jesus knew that there was no division between God and His Son which included all that was in creation AND that He was still safe within the Mind of God because God is all that there is.

How could there be anything outside of God? Could God be God IF there was?

Jesus remembered before the rest of us that there could be no choice because only GOD IS. Yes, Jesus has been learning right along with the rest of us.

He said that we have that memory as well and that it is accessible to us through the Atonement.

I know that a witness of it is growing inside of me and gets stronger every day as I lift my voice to share the words of Jesus.

In physical gatherings, bring forgiveness and the Holy Spirit to others.

The concept of human interaction is being reprogrammed in me.

I carry with me the attitude of forgiveness and the witness of all as God created us and it seems to be altering my conceptual idea of the physical world.

This “life” feels more like a lucid dream that I am participating in and I have no idea what the language is or the symbols. I only know that I am not aware of what others believe they are and therefore am in a foreign place.

I know that I travel with the Holy Spirit as my guide and that I desire to bring the light of Christ wherever I can and witness of the innocence of God’s Son despite the costumes of guilt they may insist on wearing. The ego monsters that roam this dream have all kinds of faces, including the ones of kindness and inclusion, because exclusion is always nearby.

I give thanks to God for my temporary safety and security and leave it into His Hands as to when that falls away and my physical being is laid aside. I give the whole world to God and do prayerful meditation daily so that healing of all sorts will go to all who are willing to receive it.

Is it terrible of me only to want to see God as real? It is my only reality.

It is more than a desire. It is the culmination of my studies of the words of Jesus. I am currently reading Autobiography of a Yogi as well for the second time. The first was in the early ’90s. I sense that it will give me a clarification of perspective on the meaning of being human within time and space. We are so much more than we understand and so much less than we make ourselves out to be at the same time. There are many masters who teach us how to reach our inner awareness. Jesus has been and will always be my main guide.

The Holy Spirit’s companionship is what allows me the ability to continue the walk in faith and hope in God’s reality and that of His Son.

My studies and writing help me feel grounded a bit while everything in my world has lost its cohesion. Sort of like being with Alice in Wonderland.

We have assistance. Do not be afraid to trust in that which is unseen, yet real.

Till next time, God bless, debi.



Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons

Atonement, His (Christ’s) Story, Three Temptations: Addiction, Power-Hunger, and Depression, “Seeing” Truth in the “Unseen”, Living Above the Chaos C U there :)