Bob eloquently shared his use of the 21 Days of Forgiveness. If he isn’t writing a blog, I hope he decides to.
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the series 21 Days of Forgiveness.
When it was introduced I wasn’t sure exactly how well received by me it would be but being a devout reader of GAOG I went ahead and dove in. Well, actually, it felt more like I willingly put my toe into the pool.
I am not sure where the resistance was coming from. Perhaps it was that I thought I intellectually knew about “forgiveness.” It made sense but it just wasn’t working with me as an effective method of releasing anything and would, more than likely, just produce additional guilt for me to deal with. After all, I’ve tried forgiving before, haven’t I?
Over the subsequent days, however, I began to soften; the heart began to open. I feel sure I was being helped by our celestial brothers and sisters.
It felt like the intellectual-ness of “forgiving” was moving into the experiential realm. All of a sudden it was becoming clear to me that forgiving is not a “doing” practice at all but rather a “being” one.
The blames, criticisms, judgments, [of myself and others] shame, the need to be right [a big one for me]; guilt, etc. could be forgiven by returning those issues to Source, or really, by me returning to Source; by no longer maintaining separation; by re-claiming my divinity, the forgotten me; the me I was when I was born; the me before the socialization process.
After reading through the article posted about the Law of Dispensation [frequently, but not due to its repost] I was off to a new practice of peaceful forgiving.
How wonderful to feel the reclamation of my divinity by invoking the universal Law of Dispensation and asking for SK’s help.
With practice it is becoming easier to shed that whole linear experience of negative self-talk and breathe in freely more appreciation of All That Is without any of that “less than and lack of” story-telling, grounded in separation, getting in the way.
I think, for today anyway, through the persistent love/forgiveness theme that was articulated in the series, I am moving from an intellectual understanding of forgiveness to an experiential practice of it that will eventually lead me to a realized appreciation of absolute forgiveness. [Thanks Steve for that insight on “knowledge”! LOL]
Thank you again, Kathleen, for the articles and as a side note–thank you too, Steve, for your contributions to them and ultimately for all that you are and all that you do for the readership of The GAOG.
Blessings to you both.