When practicing forgiveness, I follow the path taught in A Course in Miracles, where one is forgiving and letting go, by recognizing that nothing has been done. If one acknowledges that something has been done, then sin is made real; but the unreal does not exist. When we focus on what is not real, we stay trapped in this illusion of time and space. Doing forgiveness begins to erase certain experiences of our past. In turn, there are certain events in the future that one no longer has to go through, or learn the lesson. So forgiveness could be said to collapse time. As the past and future are gradually dissolved, one is left with only the present moment. It is from here that true power exists. It is from here that one reaches enlightenment and a state of ecstatic joy. It is here that one is home, has awakened from the dream, and can then choose to return mind to the Source, or stay to help others come home.