Pam asks a very pertinent question about forgiveness:
“What does it mean to forgive? Like so many other words that I thought I knew and understood their meaning, I don’t have a clear idea of what this really, specifically, down-to-the-bones means. I’ve spent the last hour or so reading various definitions of and articles about forgiveness and most of them do not agree. Is reconciliation required? Can I forgive someone and still not want to have anything to do with them as long as we’re wearing bodies? I can forgive a rattlesnake for striking, that’s the nature of a rattlesnake, but I still won’t invite it into my house. Can I forgive, truly forgive, and still not get to love – at least not immediately? Can I love and not like?”
Thanks for asking the important question Pam. Actually we each make all the rules for our own life. We must always use our own discernment when asking others what something means. In my opinion (judgment) there are steps we take in coming to the ultimate answer about forgiveness.
If someone can not strike back when attacked, that is a form of forgiveness. Turn the other cheek. If we can release all negative thoughts and emotions about someone who “wronged us” that is a higher form of forgiveness. Forgiveness has NOTHING to do with the other person. It is about our own comfort level. It is about not letting our grievances get so ingrained that our misery creates heart attacks and ulcers.
Only when we get to the point of seeing everything from God’s point of view can we understand what Jesus or Buddha meant by forgiveness.
Life on Earth is an audio-visual training program. It is an illusion. It is not reality. If this were reality then most certainly there would be no loving God. God would not let tragedy happen in reality.
When you attend a movie and see injustice done, do you refuse to forgive the actor and hold a grudge against him or her for the rest of your life? Of course not. The fact that it was a stage play makes that unnecessary. Same with life.
You have been murdered in past lives by people who are good friends in this life. You no longer hold a grudge because past lives are no longer “real” to us, they are vague images in our mind at best. Actually from a cosmic perspective which you have between lives, you see the reason you were murdered and you understand the lesson you learned by going through that experience and you are thankful for it. And you thank the person who murdered you for making the experience possible. They did you a service. It cleared your karma.
Nothing in this life is what it appears to be! Nothing in this life is what it appears to be!
Allow me to take this further. There is no world out there. There is no “out there”. Everything that exists in your “reality” exists in your mind only. The entire universe exists only in your mind. All thoughts in your mind are under your control. If you change your thoughts to love you have taken your power back. Your experience will contain nothing but love. This is what all Master Teachers learned. To them there are no limits in their minds. All things are possible.
The goal can be seen as coming to the understanding that the Universe does not allow harm to occur so there is no need to forgive anyone or anything. In truth only love exists. We can all understand how hard these concepts are to truly grasp. Take note of how many times you try to convince someone that your painful situation is “real”. If you make it real you get to keep it.
It used to take lifetimes of holding the intent to see only love before it really sinks in. But it is now possible to gain the ultimate understanding of God’s universe as being completely harmless and loving in this lifetime. The veil is thin. Your guides and angels have easy access to your thoughts now. Let them help shift your understanding.
This is a tough school. I have heard some channelers say that this is the toughest school in the universe and we chose it because we wanted the most expedient path to enlightenment. Well we chose wisely. We will graduate. We will allow enough understanding into our belief systems that the game ends. We will graduate from Earth School. In the meantime love what appears to be evil. Jesus said love those who despitefully use you. He didn’t say it would be easy. Continue to be harmless. Always prefer peace to retaliation or revenge. Always ask guidance for understanding (your guide’s insights are better than anything you could get from FaceBook
Never feel guilty for being unable to come to peace with someone or some situation. It is all just lessons. Everyone eventually learns all the lessons. God won’t let us go too far astray or get too miserable. Your INTENT is all that matters when moving along your path. Behavior is irrelevant. Have the intent to love everyone; don’t worry about whether or not you succeed. You will get home safe and sound.
Without pain and struggle we would not seek God. We all want to end pain and struggle forever. It is possible in this very lifetime but it requires seeing everything from God’s point of view. Never believe that what is in your face is real. It is a training video. The lessons will continue to show up until you give up the idea that they are real. They are no more real than last night’s dream.
You can see why they say “the way is narrow and few are chosen”. We have to allow our entire belief system to be rewritten by our guides. Believe no harm is possible. Believe you have never made a mistake – God doesn’t allow mistakes. Believe love overcomes the worst tragedies. Believe that the moment you leave this body you will see the perfection in the entire plan of salvation.
If we focus on what is in our face we will be miserable. Read the words of the Masters. Talk to your guides all day long. Find inspiration in nature or music or art or babies or something, but find it and immerse yourself in it. It will rub off.
You will discover bliss. It is your destiny!!
“Forgiveness”, by Paxton Robey, not dated, at www.paxtonrobey.com