If you need an apology …

A beautiful post which clarifies the often misunderstood concept of what it means to forgive.

Niches, nooks, and crannies

If you need an apology you don’t understand the basic premise of forgiveness. Granting forgiveness has nothing to do the the feelings or actions of the person you are forgiving. The offender is not required to be repentant , sorry or even aware that you have a problem. My grandmother painted us all a sign for our homes it reads “I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.”

Forgiveness is not based on the offender. It is the choice of the offended to move forward without malice. Letting go of the anger can be private. You can make the decision, forgive the behavior and move on without  ever speaking to, or about the situation. You see, forgiveness is simply removing the pain. You choose to heal. You don’t say what the offender did was right, okay, or allowable. You…

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Letting go, letting go, letting go

ultimately it’s all about forgiveness, forgiving others, and forgiving ourselves.

In my quest to simplify my life and my relationship with the Divine it not just about what I can gain from this process but much more significantly, what I can release, in order to allow myself to sink deeper into my core. Reconnecting more fully with my own true light.

An exercise towards forgiveness

Sit with the painful memory – sink into it, feel it Continue reading