Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give anyone. Why? Because when you forgive the soul or higher self can move on. When you don’t forgive, you have a barrier within you and this stops you moving on. When you do forgive you release negative energy from yourself and the other person. When we do not forgive we hold resentment in ourselves. Anything negative that we hold within us stops us from moving on. Large resentments and angers we remember, but there are also small things that hold us back. We often don’t remember the small things e.g. Johnny in the playground took our ball/doll/toy and would not give it back, or our Mum or Dad told us off when it was our brother/sister who was naughty, not us. Jesus often healed the mind before healing the body, because the mind often holds onto resentments, anger and is unforgiving. This can then create sickness and dis-ease within the physical body. Jesus forgave his enemies when on the cross, saying “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” When we can forgive our enemies, then we have truly taken a giant step forward on our spiritual path.
There is a children’s story which I love. It is about a little spirit in heaven who wanted to learn to forgive? His best friend said “Well there is no-one to forgive here, because we are in heaven.” But the little spirit said “I really want to learn to forgive”. So his best friend offered “Well let’s both go down to earth and I will be really nasty to you, so you can learn to forgive me.” We often have our hardest lesson from our main soul mate.
People on this earth who are not acting in a nice way through war, killing, abuse, etc are here to teach us “how to forgive”. Will you learn the lesson? It’s a really hard one, especially when the media just send negative images to us all the time. Instead of feeling the pull of the media and the crowd, stand back and send empathy, love and forgiveness instead.
When we forgive we feel as if a weight has come off our shoulders. We feel lighter and we are lighter for we have released some darkness from our body.
Forgiveness is love, so send love to all who hurt you.
In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said 70 times 7.
Every major religion in the world has at its very heart – LOVE AND FORGIVENESS.
An Example of Forgiveness
When you forgive healing can occur because the high-frequency vibrations of love transmute the lower vibrations of pain and fear.
A man complained that his ex-wife was always horrid. One day his partner said, “It’s you. You’re always angry with her and say awful things about her.” He was surprised at this answer and was angry.
However, he thought about it and realised his partner was right. He was horrid to his ex-wife. So he tried to understand where she was coming from.
Then he wrote a long letter to her saying sorry for his attitude over the divorce and forgiving her for all the things she had done.
A couple of days later she came round to the house and was absolutely charming, and friendly and tried to be as helpful as possible about the arrangements with the children.
A fantastic change had taken place. However, the man had not sent her the letter.
Her higher self had felt his change in attitude and responded to it. HIs forgiveness and understanding offered grace to the whole family. Everyone was much happier.
"Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." -Ephesians 4:32 The Bible
“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” -William Arthur Ward
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” -Lewis B. Smedes
“I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note, torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.” -Henry Ward Beecher
“He who forgiveth, and is reconciled unto his enemy, shall receive his reward from God; for he loveth not the unjust doers.” -The Koran
“When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.” -Bernard Meltzer
“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” -Cherie Carter-Scott
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?” -Dolores Huerta
“Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision.” -Randall Worley
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”