Until there is full for-give-ness of the self, others and our history, there can be no full surrender to God. Forgiveness is letting go.
John Homewood, lives just a few suburbs away from me. I think he's a great teacher and love his perspective and take on 'The Shift'.
These two passages are by him.
An important aspect of healing is Forgiveness. Forgiveness is to let go of that which no longer serves us; freeing us to heal and to move forward with ease and lightness.
Why we should forgive, even when the ‘other’ doesn’t ‘deserve’ to be forgiven? Forgiveness is such a powerful tool in self-liberation, and has nothing to do with the other person. Ask yourself, what do you really want? If it is peace, then forgiveness offers you that; if it is freedom, then forgiveness offers you that too.
In forgiving you are not condoning what was done to you in the past, rather you are liberating yourself from the bondage of the past. Why stay stuck in pain and suffering when forgiveness (letting go of..) is within your power in this moment?
Forgiveness – Is to reach the point of knowing that everything always was, is, and will be, in perfect balance, and that there is nothing therefore, in truth, to forgive.
When you accept the positive gift from every perceived negative in your life, and when gratitude for each and every occurrence is the predominant thought and emotion you give your attention to and open your heart to – then you have reached the point of true forgiveness. You will recognise this point as a place of Gratitude, Forgiveness washes away all your past human judgments and attachments which previously prevented you from experiencing peace. When nothing but thankfulness wells up in your heart, then you know you’ve arrived.
Forgiveness opens the heart and allows love to flow…
“Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the insubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without… you dissolve discord, heal pain, dispel unconsciousness — without doing anything — simply by being and holding that frequency of intense presence.” Eckhart Tolle – Power of Now
Forgiveness of yourself and of others, brings you freedom.
Prayer for forgiveness:
Please forgive me:
I ask my Higher Awareness for my misperception to be absolved. I ask for all that is not real to be cleansed from my limited mind-perception. I recognize and accept in this moment that this cannot be accomplished from the level of my limited egoic self, and call on a power mightier than self to help me with this. Please forgive my mind-made-Karma. Please cleanse my awareness through Your power of Presence and forgiveness. Please forgive me.
It is done – Thank you
Forgiveness is the one tool that really sets us free. Forgiveness can be interpreted as ‘To let go of.’ and can be thought of ‘To give Love.’, both to yourself as well as all those people you carry around with you in your mind. How do you know you have forgiven? … You feel gratitude for the event and person that you used to hold unforgiveness for, and you feel gratitude for yourself for recognising the mistake in your original perception and thinking which created the pain. All’s perfect in God’s world; the only world there is.
Forgiveness is the key to healing. Forgiveness means letting go of what no longer serves you. Forgiveness means saying Thank You; for you now recognise the gift that that person or event brought you. Forgiveness means reverting back to the feelings you had for that person prior to that event that you feel needed forgiving.
Forgiveness is seeing yourself reflected in the other.
Spiritual intelligence is knowing that the other reflects you.
Love is embracing the reflection with child-like joy.
Peace of mind comes from forgiveness. Love flows where there is peace of mind. Therefore forgiveness allows love to flow where there was a blockage before. We owe it to the world to forgive, and to forgive often.
“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of
art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own
dysfunction, its own madness.” – Eckhart Tolle
We get a choice in life: to either live our life as a constant
struggle – a fight against life, people, circumstance and even
ourselves, or to live life in a surrendered state, aligned with the
ever changing flow and grace of life.
The first way creates an inner resistance; a ‘no’ to life. This way
is ‘normal’ for humans and brings about the usual experience
of struggle, anger, anxiety, stress and disease, both for the
experiencer as well as those closely associated with them. Joy
and happiness are experienced as only brief momentary events
when circumstances are, for a short while, miraculously aligned
with the ego’s self-centred will and desire. However this doesn’t
usually last long.
Due to the ever changing nature and flow of form, all that
arises soon passes away, and so this alignment with the ego’s
will cannot last. People caught in this resistance to life know
themselves in relationship to what they do, what they achieve
and what they accumulate and grasp on to. They only know
themselves in relationship to what others and the world in
general think and say about them. They live in a fear matrix of
mind, knowing themselves only as the human side of the whole
a justification for their work, their feelings and their actions. They
will say things like, “It’s only human to want more, to judge, to
get angry, to grieve, to get attached to things, events and
people.” They strive to force change in the world around them.
This way of living is seen as ‘normal’ by society.
The second way to live our lives is one in which life is experienced
as ease, as a perfectly orchestrated flow. People who live this
way live in a state of trust and inner peace. They allow life to
come to them, welcoming the circumstances of life, seeing
the opportunities for personal expansion and creative growth,
and not looking to circumstances for their fulfilment. They realise
the eternal truth – that ‘this too will pass,’ and so rather play
with life and its forms with the ease of acceptance and nonattachment.
They do not resist, cling to or unnecessarily judge
the outer world, but enjoy its play as it arises in each moment.
We can all learn to live life with ease; to let go of the need to
manipulate and control or resist life – this is to live a surrendered
and mastered life. This new way of living brings with it the
experience of ease and peace, and has a positive and long
lasting effect on those around them.
You can live your life transcending the matrix of fear. You can
be free. You can live with heart. You can invite the awareness
of Presence, of Being into your moment to moment experience.
This way you live your life still as a human, but you now never
forget your true essence, your eternal essence of Being.
The choice is ours. We have to be the peace we wish to see in
the world. This is the shift – from head to heart, from Human to