It’s a happy coincidence that Jesus spoke recently about letting go of resentments and demands for restitution:
“That resistance, denial, or refusal, is your holding on to judgment, resentment, blame, or hate against anyone – even, and especially, against yourselves – and any demands or desires for restitution because you believe you have been so terribly wronged.” (1)
That’s a second statement of the behavior pattern “resist, resent, revenge.” (2)
I said earlier (3) that I would go over a second breakthrough I had on my vacation, in which I healed all the wounds I was carrying at that moment. I’m going to repeat the description I gave of that breakthrough, shortly after it happened:
I forgave everyone in my life this evening.
I initially tried just forgiving everyone outright and I got a so-so result.
Then I chose to see the issues I had like so many arrow wounds in my body.
I did a meditation in which I removed every arrow, each one representing one wound. I asked Archangel Michael to help me remove them. I ran my awareness over all parts of my body to see they were all gone.
And finally there was only one more spot where an arrow remained. That was my heart.
And the arrow in my heart was as big as a harpoon.
I had to work to pry that arrow loose.
I asked Archangel Michael to remove it and he used instruments made of love and light to do it. Then I asked St. Germaine to use his violet flame to heal the wound.
I feel totally recovered at this moment. I haven’t felt this way for as long as I can remember.
I see that memories of fresh wounds continue to arise and I remove the arrows as fast as I can locate them.
Before it was hard to forgive people in an outright way. But now all issues have melted away and nothing remains to forgive.
What I saw that night was that, when I dropped all resentments I was carrying, I forgot about the issues I had with others. There was then no more need for forgiveness because there were no more issues.
In fact all memory of what it was I needed to forgive vanished from my mind so that forgiveness as an issue or unfinished circumstance disappeared from my radar screen.
Reflecting on what had happened, I realized that resentment was like an arrow wound I inflict on myself. It’s so hard to see things in their true perspective. I assume that, by my resentment, I’m somehow teaching the other person a lesson. I’m not. The only one I hurt is myself: resentment, it turns out, is a self-inflicted wound.
(1) Jesus through John Smallman, Feb. 27, 2015, at at http://johnsmallman2.wordpress.com.
(2)”Principled Communication – 2/4″ at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/12/12/principled-communication-24/.
(3) “I’m Ready,” Feb. 28, 2015, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/02/28/ready/.