In his book Keep a True Lent Charles Fillmore saves for the days of Holy Week some of the most important realizations of the entire process of preparation for the step into the spiritual unknown represented by Easter Sunday. He includes these powerful words from the biblical prophecy of Joel: “And it shall come to pass, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions(Joel 3: 28).”
What is the nature of the Spirit that must pour out upon all flesh? Clearly it is the essence of FORGIVENESS, for it is the purpose and effect of forgiveness to dissolve every artificial appearance of separation among ourselves and, especially, between us and the Source we may choose to call God.
Forgiveness is not an easy energy to work with. To our ego minds it seems drastic and difficult, because it is absolute: it is a spiritual fire that purifies us of the dross of judgment and error thought.
To receive the power of forgiveness is to see everything from the perspective of spiritual consciousness – to share the compassionate understanding, the unconditional love with which our perfect divinity embraces all human frailty. But the promise is surely worth the effort: To prophesy, to see visions, to dream dreams – and to recognize within ourselves the creative power that will make those visions and dreams the reality of our lives.
Today we allow the purifying flames of divine forgiveness to radiate from our spiritual Center to every cell of our bodies, every thought in our minds. We are whole and perfect, one with all of life, and one with God. We joyfully dissolve every fear in ego mind that would seek to make us less than we truly are.