Originally Posted 2/19/17
Forgiveness is a very misunderstood word. In this day and age it should not be. It's time to heal......
Dawn Kiss published a note.
March 23, 2010 ·
This Friday, March 26th, please join me in prayer. As each week comes, there seems to be a particular subject that is more prominent in my life...as if it is being pointed out to me. This week is no different. I have seen how important it is to create those healthy boundaries and live with respect. Respect for one's self, respect for those around you and respect for all of life's creatures. From this vantage point we can see through truthful eyes all that is around us. We can offer forgiveness where it is needed and become an observer in our own lives.
We all know of someone who has been hurt in their life. Each of us could find at least one time when we cringed at something. I ask you this week to hold all of humanity in the palms of your hands and surround your hands with unconditional love. Enable the world to not only forgive but to understand what forgiveness truly is and what it truly offers.
There are so many misconceptions with that one word... forgive. Forgiving is not the same as condoning. Whatever the situation is, truth of the matter is, it did happen and the memory will be with you forever. But if you allow that situation to stay "alive" within your mind and heart you become a prisoner to that past event. By forgiving the other person involved you are actually offering healing to both of you. Acknowledge the actual act, accept that it did happen, accept that you cannot change the past or who that person is, forgive them and yourself in order to break the cycle of pain and disappointment. By doing this you release them from having to make retribution for their actions. Do they deserve this release? Maybe... Maybe not. But you deserve to be free of the pain... of the poison (resentment, anger, hurt feelings, etc.) that would eventually erode your healthy boundaries. This doesn't mean that you stop striving to do what’s best for you in life. It means that you accept the fact that those healthy boundaries are there for a reason. That reason is to offer you that Sacred Space that is so vitally important. Through forgiveness you release the pain... you release the "attachment" to the situation. You offer yourself, and the other person, freedom to grow into who you were born to be.
Acknowledge that there is a wound to heal. Accept what the past was and release it. Understand that the person is who they are and it is not up to you to change them. If you wish to be accepted as who you are, then they have that same right.... to be accepted for who they are. Forgive. Let go. Step back... become a detached observer (from the emotions) in the situation. Then step aside and enable God to do what needs to be done to bring both of you healing. Every single person has the right to heal. Forgiveness is the first step. Digging deep enough into the situation to find the hidden treasures is the second. Being filled with gratitude for those treasures... the lessons that the situation brought that offered you growth is the third. Living within that attitude of gratitude is what we strive for. It is in this state of gratitude that the pain is totally neutralized and we are able to take the wisdom and share it with the world to offer healing to others.
Hold those you know that are hurting so bad within your hands and offer them Hope... offer them Love... offer them the means to Forgive.... offer them Freedom from that vicious cycle... offer them Life. Then open your hands and enable their spirits to take flight. Watch them heal. Watch them grow. Watch them thrive in life and continue this cycle of healing... of forgiveness.
I am the person I am because of you
because of all the things you say and do.
I have enabled you to touch my life
now I offer you a future that can be so bright.
I pray for you what I wish for me
to heal, to love, to be set free.
The time is now to forgive and release
to accept the healing ... to live in peace.
created by Dawn Ellen Kiss
March 23, 2010
"Resentment is like drinking poison
and waiting for it to kill your enemy." - Nelson Mandela.
Pour yourself a cup of love instead and offer some to the world.