“For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.” – Acts 17:28
Imagine a boundless circle. This is the Mind of God, Spirit, non-physical. Within it is all God’s creation, in It’s image and likeness, meaning a spiritual creation and not physical.
But now imagine a smaller circle within the boundless one. This is the Human Mind (contrasted with the Mind of God). And within it is the universe, all the galaxies and planets, including Earth.
The Human Mind objectifies God’s spiritual substance making it appear in seemingly separated forms and shapes. I like to think of The Mind of God (Spiritual Substance) as a transparent film. And the Human Mind as a light (or perspective) shining through that film making it appear as physical images.
The point being that the substance of things are not physical, but spiritual. That all has one Source, God or Spirit, and none can evade the boundless circle of Love. Though at times the illusion of a second “source” opposite to God/Good can fool us into believing in separation through fear and its derivatives: sorrow, pain, anger, doubt, frustration, lack of mental peace…
Yet through forgiveness, letting go of these false images/emotions/ideas we erase the boundaries of the smaller circle and once again remember the Great Love, the boundless circle, non-critical, accepting and always blessing.
Even the so called “most evil” of persons are only the most deranged by fear and the falsehood of separation. And feeling powerless they call on Love. ‘Still deep down, at their Source they can be no different from anyone else.
Now we can choose: either we blame and criticise them for their fear and consequent actions, thereby implying that they are indeed truly separated from God. Or we recognise that separation could and did never occur. And by forgiving and loving we remind them of the Home they seek, of themselves. And in return we are reminded of our oneness, because we receive what we give.
“For if you forgive [a]others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others [nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God], then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.” – Matt 6: 14-15.
The world is in God, in you, in Us. And therefore what we see in another, whether it be purity or anger/criticism/pain, we ultimately see within ourselves. So when forgiving another we ultimately forgive ourselves for perceiving them wrongly, as separated from God.
Finally, this is why there is no death, because the body was never the Source of life but merely a temporary objectification/image of it.