3 Important Things To Know About Forgiveness
When you are in a constant state of anger, resentment, contempt, etc… and you harbor bad feelings about someone else (or yourself), you are allowing that person or situation to control you and you energy. Since you alone are responsible for the energy you bring into the world and into each situation, don’t you deserve to bring your highest and best to life? Forgiveness allows you to stay connected with Spirit and yourself. Forgiveness allows you to have peace of mind. Forgiveness allows you to live in the PRESENT.
So, if you have some forgiving to do, here are three things to know:
1. Forgiveness allows you to reconnect to Spirit
Make an agreement with yourself to always stay connected to Spirit even when it seems to be the most difficult thing to do. If you do this, you will allow the perfect harmony that your body was designed for to come forth. Turn your hurts over to God, and allow Spirit to flow through you. Become “an instrument of thy peace,” as St. Francis desires in the first line of his famous prayer.
2. Forgiveness allows you to have peace of mind
Each night as you drift off to sleep, use this precious time to focus on gratitude, kindness, love…all the positive things in your life. Where we are focused the last five minutes of wake time is immersed in your subconscious mind. Choose to impress upon your subconscious mind that you are peaceful, content, loved, and that you attract only to yourself those who are in alignment with your highest good.
In sleep man impresses the subconscious mind with his conception of himself. — Neville Goddard
3. Forgiveness allows you to live in the PRESENT
When we find it difficult to forgive, often it is because we are not living in the present, and instead, we assign more importance to the past. We assign a good portion of our energy and attention lamenting the good old days that are gone forever as the reason why we can’t be happy and fulfilled today. “Everything has changed,” “No one respects anyone else like they used to…” This is assigning responsibility to the past for why you can’t be happy today.
It’s doubtful that other creatures waste the present moment in thoughts of past and future. A dog only does dog, and he does it right in the moment. He doesn’t spend his days ruminating over the fact that his dog siblings received more attention, or his father dog ran off with a younger dog when he was growing up. He’s always in the now. We can learn much from God’s creatures about enjoying the present moment rather than using it up consumed with anger over the past or worry about the future. Practice living in the moment by appreciating the beauty around you now.
Remembering these three things will help you forgive and live the life you were born to live. Which of these three reminders resonate with you the most and why? Please comment below.