Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Elements Of Forgiveness - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Crime scene tape is blown away
by the wind.
Thieves' footprints in the snow
melt in the morning sun.
Mother Earth rusts away
incriminating metal evidence.
Painful reflections disappear
from the ancient mirror.
Blood in the rivers flows
to the obscuring seas.
The Indweller God in each being
whispers: forgive and release.


The Course In Miracles is a course in forgiveness.

'This is a course in miracles. It is a required course. Only the time you take it is voluntary. Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum. It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time. The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.

This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:

Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.

(re The 1500 page Course In Miracles. Dr Helen Schucman of Columbia heard a voice. For 7 years she

transcribed what she heard before and after work. The voice would stop when she wanted to do other things and begin at the exact place it left off. Her colleague Bill Thetford after a few years began to type her shorthand and told her the voice after the first few pages was in iambic pentameter The text is free and online.

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Topic(s) of this poem: forgiveness

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, June 29, 2015

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