Feeling badly about yourself has never affected the truth about you. Take away your ego’s self image and what remains is the Love of God. Removing that image is the function of forgiveness. Come to recognize that each time you refuse to accept the reality of the ego’s world, refuse to judge what the body’s eyes see, you move past that self image that hides the Love that you are. Consciously remind yourself why you choose to forgive. Know that your denial of the reality of the dream gives thanks to God for His Gift of Love to you. Expect God’s Love to grow in the space forgiveness has made in your heart. Give welcome to the God Self that is you.