Today is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!
What better way to enjoy your day than beginning it with forgiveness. The driver that cuts you off and flips you the bird on your way to work is an opportunity in forgiveness. A Course In Miracles teaches that:
“The holiest of all the spots on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love”
That is what forgiveness will bring!
Life teaches great lessons and the longer you live, the more lessons you learn and hopefully those lessons come quickly and are less painful!
From someone who has learned many life lessons (most of them the hard way)… what I have learned along the way is the attachment I have to being right and making someone else wrong. Once I observed this in myself and allowed other people to be who they are, the better my life became.
Unfortunately, I let the pain of my past drive me for a very long time, however, when I was willing to change my story and recognize through everything life has presented me with, that I AM Still here and that I can choose to see life differently. That’s what LOVE can do!
Finding forgiveness is about understanding and applying the forgiveness principles to your life. One principle is “Father forgive them for they no not what they do.” Jesus uttered those words on the cross to remind us that we can’t have true peace until we see things differently through the eyes of forgiveness.
Un-forgiveness is an energy or dark force that takes you out of your natural element of love and life, and when left unattended can literally cause dis-ease and sometimes even death. Negative energy is toxic and pollutes the very body you expect to do great things for you.
The truth of the matter is: Everything you think affects everything you Do!
You can say forgiving someone is hard, or you can see it as a process you can embrace and work through. What I know for sure is forgiveness is never about the other person (“them”), and always about YOU! As long as you are in the process of forgiving, you will continue processing.
Forgiveness is easy, maintaining it is hard. Forgiving is instant, forgetting is lingering. Forgiveness is the absolute release from the pain of your past and the fear of your future. Forgiveness moves you back into the bosom of GOD where only love resides. Find forgiveness return to love, find GOD!
“I release and I let go! Let the spirit run my life…Yes, I’m only here for God”
That’s it! YOU are holding yourself back, YOU are receiving what you have been giving, and yes YOU must learn the power of forgiveness by first learning to forgive yourself.
Your inability to find forgiveness towards someone only means that you can’t find forgiveness within yourself!
It can be long and arduous to say the least, that’s why the work begins here, once you learn through your own example you will quickly see that it may be hard, but it is worth all the effort you put into it!
Scripture teaches in the book of Luke that: “It is your Father’s great pleasure to give you the keys to HIS kingdom.” However, those keys are only available when you are willing to release the pain of your past and open the door to the unlimited future GOD created you to have.
With all of this experience, I have learned some pretty valuable lessons….Life doesn’t have to be hard even though it is not always easy. The challenges of life are there to make you wiser, stronger and more courageous. The less resistance you have to following your instincts, the better your life will become. Going with the flow or forgiving others doesn’t mean you become someone’s doormat, what it does mean is that you listen to that sweet inner voice and pay attention to what it tells you!
These are some of the tips I have learned along the way, and hopefully they will serve you as you continue on this great journey of finding your path, following your bliss and living the life of your dreams.