So many thoughts have been going on in the space in my head of late. A couple of major considerations.
the phrase (or similar) such as forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting, is one such phrase. I have been running this over and over again, and it only leads me to one conclusion and that is,
Forgiveness does mean forgetting; rather letting go. If we don't forget, it remains as an attachment, in our mind. Attachments to our past don't allow us to move forward with wholeness, there will always be an element of fear, pain, shame, or blame. We move forward seeing ourselves as damaged.
There are many many acts that we consider unforgivable and comprehensible, so I have had to dig really deep to understand how to move past this.
Often when heinous acts have been done against us, we then in turn, follow up the action by continually reminding ourselves that we are unworthy or dirty or unlovable. This, for me, is where the forgiveness can move us forward. If we allow ourselves to take a huge leap forward, with the awareness and understanding that 'they' had/have their own lessons and to further separate ourselves from their lesson, this may give us the opportunity for growth and self-forgiveness.
The 2nd part of this is to FORGIVE SELF. I release myself from the chains that have bound me to these actions. I forgive myself for the actions and choices that I have made, that have kept me bound to you, to the past. I release the chains, I forgive me, for I am worthy and deserving of mountains of
love. I move forward freely and wholly.'
As I was driving yesterday, my thoughts took me back to the times when I did not feel loved and/or accepted. With awareness, acceptance, and love, I understood the choices that I made. There were LOTS of bad choices and decisions, too many it seemed. I realized that if I continued to remember these choices, acts, decisions, that I would always stay bound in unworthiness.
'The Only excuse is, 'I am not ready.'
'The Only solution is, 'to Prepare yourself.'
Clients will say, 'I can't' 'It's hard.' Nobody said that it was easy. It is work. One thought, one decision, one choice, one action, at a time. So rather than saying, 'I can't' or 'It's hard.' say, 'I am not ready.' Then PREPARE yourself.
I, as some might say, preach Meditation. And I do, I believe in the power of Mediation. I believe that this is my connection to God, to Divine Love. Connecting to the powerful energy from the ground below to the heavens above, cleansing, clearing your energy wheels, your Chakras. This works towards clearing away negativity, pain, shame, guilt, whatever I may be holding onto and releasing it in the light. This raises our vibration of energy, allowing into our world, our being, that which we are worthy and deserving of; preparing myself for all that I can be. All and everything that I can be.
There is only Love. I am that I am. I am all that I am.
Interesting thoughts of late. more tomorrow, I am sure.