I’m struck again by the fact that nothing but utter forgiveness of everything seems to makes a difference in life.
The reason why that’s so for me is related to the reason why W.H. Murray said:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
“All sorts of things occur to help one that would not otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would come his way.” (1)
I’m beginning to suspect that Providence does not move – the soul does not commit, people do not take us seriously – until we’re 100% committed, totally aligned and – even better – in motion.
Commitment is like a pressure cooker. For the cooker to work, there must be no leak of pressure. A wobbly commitment is like a leaky pressure cooker: It won’t do the job.
But 100% commitment, total determination to get the job done, etc., will.
This is so obvious in everyday life that I think we take it for granted. To do the slightest act, we must have been 100% committed to doing it or Hutchison’s thesis would take over and there would be hesitancy, always a drawing back.
The evidence that proves that everything lines up with our intention is (1) that the body gets up and acts on our committed intention and (2) that others coordinate their actions to support our obvious and demonstrated intention. If our intention was wobbly, the body would not act. It would await our firm decision. Action reflects intention.
Returning to forgiveness now, this means that nothing less than total forgiveness will cause Providence to move to materialize our intention. If we forgive a person superficially, heaven will not respond, I assert. And we’ll forget about having forgiven them in time. This is superficial forgiving.
Now there are the trouble spots – the minefields that our vasanas or core issues represent.
Here our responses are usually skewed, biased, ill-advised. Out of touch with our own love, we make everything revolve around our presentation of self, rather than expressing our Natural Self; around our winning formula rather than our authentic expression.
The standards of value are material, rather than spiritual. The term “third-dimensional” must have been coined to describe how we behaved then.
So, no, I don’t believe Providence will move on a wobbly intention. At least that’s the theory.
It’s the hypothesis that I’ll be testing out in the workshop that my life is: If I’m totally committed to something, and invoke the help of Heaven, does Providence move on such a request? If I’m mot totally committed, will Providence still move?
Already I feel a deep, inner “knowing,” a sense of certainty that Providence will move if I’m totally committed. How, where, and when I could not predict and would not try to direct.
So in the case of forgiving others, it won’t be enough to forgive most, or many, or almost all. That’s still a leaky pressure cooker.
The only thing that will move my soul and Providence as well is a total, 100% commitment to ongoingly forgiving everyone.
(1) W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition cited at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/128689-until-one-is-committed-there-is-hesitancy-the-chance-to.