Forgiveness is a painful process as we discover just how locked away is the pain of our heart. We try to work with this facet of ourselves but sometimes the pain becomes so much we just can’t cope and so we walk away. Then we spend the next few days, weeks, months trying to forgive ourselves for not being able to work with forgiveness!
This is the conundrum of working with emotions, especially one as potent as this.
However, forgiveness is not just needed on a personal level, it is something that would help this planet if it became a global characteristic. Perhaps, it should be looked at by all of humanity as a divine attribute that is definitely lacking within humans.
Forgiveness is an emotion that makes you have to acknowledge the hurt, pain & cruelty that you may have inflicted on others and, of course, yourself. In order to work with forgiveness, you have to work with the worst parts of yourself; those wounds that have been hidden away as you have attempted to hide and ignore those dark places in your psyche.
If we do something that causes another person pain, no matter what the level, we often make justifications and excuses as to why it happened. This self-talk can last for years and in extreme cases, for example within a family, the feud can continue through generations and life-times.
That is so much wasted energy as there is no winner in the above scenario – only bitterness and pain.
“….without forgiveness there is no future.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu
No one likes confrontation or causing pain – humanity as part of the energy of The Maitreya (The Planetary Christ) are inherently good, kind people. Holding onto grudges and hate goes against the divine nature of our soul and as a result it can only cause us pain and suffering. We are not the body, we are the soul – so if we choose an action that causes pain for the soul, we are in fact abusing ourselves.
To be unforgiving and to hold onto that type of emotion not only creates a painful wound but allows it to fester and over lifetimes it becomes a black mass, a rancid fetid appendage to our aura that impedes our progress to the divine. And, with such an appendage, how can we possibly advance? Of course, we and most of humanity make mistakes. But it is what we do about them that is the real issue, and how we react to these perceived wrongs.
“To err is human, to forgive divine.” Alexander Pope
The need to keep working with forgiveness is of paramount importance for the individual and for all of humanity. Maybe, each individual human will fall back in to the habit of recrimination, victim and judgement. But, if all of humanity keep trying to understand the process of forgiveness, then the individual and eventually whole groups of souls will truly walk in the light, be one with the light and help be a channel for the Masters on the Path of the Creator’s Light.
“A recognition of our own shortcomings, a spirit of tolerance and forgiveness are needed by all today.”
The Externalization of the Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey
And, you will know when you have truly forgiven an incident – as that is when you can’t even remember what it was about in the first place.
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