The Law of Forgiveness is a Universal Law, and Laws bring order into our life.
In the book, Working With The Law, Raymond Holliwell has written: “Scientists accept the Truth that the body of man is moved by the mind, that all objective, whether it is conscious or unconscious.
Those who study the mental processes find that all the conditions of the body are created or caused by the mind.
It is known that creation in any and every form is governed by and subject to the law.
“Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
A Prayer of Forgiveness
“I will never forgive you!” is one of the most bitter sentences at all.
Bitter not only for others but also for themselves because the one who can not forgive is also hurting himself.
Here I want to write down some suggestions about “Forgiveness.”
We believe unconsciously in punishing others when we do not forgive them.
We want revenge for the pain suffered, the shame or humiliation.
That is human and understandable but not useful or promising.
Of course, it may be a punishment for the other if we are not willing to forgive.
But we overlook the fact that we are most punishing ourselves if we can not forgive.
We condemn ourselves, in fact, for not being able to forget. We hold the thought of what was done to us awake and the pain as well.
It is as if we would a knife sticking in a wound, turn around …how painful
In the end, the one who holds to his pain will punish himself.
The ability to forgive the other is to allow the wounds to heal.
If we finally let go, we free ourselves of what was done to us. And this brings relief to the soul and the body, which also suffer from constant pain, and it really can cause health problems.
“Forgiving means to heal the wound of your heart. “
In the course of miracles is said that not forgiving resentment is like a block in us, which blocks loving energy out.
If we do not forgive, it is like drinking poison and hoping it will harm the other.
It does not mean you have to let everybody offend you; I had the feeling some people seem to think this. But by being aware and forgiving, you do not let resentment rule your life.
Forgiveness enables us to take responsibility.
The one who forgives does not allow other people or events to affect his life permanently. If we forgive, we can open up to new ideas. It is like cleaning our minds.
I heard a Chinese quote:
Forgiveness shows strength, “Forgiveness is not foolishness, only a fool does not forgive. “
Another quote says:“ Forgiveness is the Key to Happiness.”
Let us obey the universal law, get rid of the burden of resentment, and clean our minds to experience happiness in our lives.
Do you easily forgive and let go of resentment?
What are your thoughts about Forgiveness?
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Forgiveness is necessary if one wants to live a peaceful life. It engulfs us with such negative energy that it does more harm than good if we are not forgiving another person. I don’t care if it is the worse ting in the world that has happened to me. Holding on to all negative feelings just promotes more.
I like to live and let live, but there were times in my life where the most horrid things have been done to me. I had to forgive these people in my own heart because it just felt like a noose around my neck.
Yes..Forgiveness frees us to open our heart and minds to all positive things.
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Hi Donna ,
you are right ,no peace ,if we carry this negativity with us. It is really as if we poison ourselves
and the mind is occupied with negative thoughts.Better to let go of this burden and live life.
We may even feel compassion ,because we see what the other still carries.
Happiness will come,when we are free.
Lets be free with a open heart and mind 🙂
Thank you for such a heart-warming and true post. I learned this lesson finally after many years of holding on to something that ended up being the wrong thing for me in the first place. Once I could say “forgiven,” many things started changing and taking place in my life.
Thank you for this reminder and I do hope many people read and make this change in their lives too.
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Hi Monna ,
I am happy for you ,you were able to release and found a more pleasant life .
I think ,if we experience how freeing it is to forgive ,we never will take
this burden again .
Thank you ,Monna
Thanks Erika for sharing. I agree forgiveness is the key to happiness and inner peace.
Thank you ,Jenni
I think whoever has been in a negative situation and
could forgive and find inner peace will agree:)
Thank you Jenni
True words of wisdom here Erika! I harbor bad feeling foe a few family members and I know it is hurting my inner peace. Do you have any suggestions about moving forward with forgiveness… I could sure use some!
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Hi Dawn ,
sorry to hear this . The best way is to forgive in your heart ,
if you get to the point that you feel free of this ,you will
be able to feel better and you approach the other in a different
way which may help to clear the situation. Sent loving energy.
Sometimes the other does not even realize and forgot about things,
like in case of a friend of mine who carried guilt with him a long time.
Here is his video if you are interested http://youtu.be/Ur4mN8II0n4
For everybody it is different ,but the best is to forgive in your heart
and free your self from negativity.
I hope this helps a bit 🙂
Thank you Dawn
Couldn’t agree more about the importance of forgiveness Erika. It’s really about freedom and peace of mind. I know one thing that often prevents people from forgiving is the notion that they are forgiving the actions of the other person, and we all know the reality is sometimes people do terrible, hurtful things to each other. You can forgive someone for being a flawed human being without condoning their wrong behavior. This is how people are able to forgive the most reprehensible actions such as taking the live of a loved one. They aren’t forgiving the act of murder, they are forgiving the person for being a flawed individual so that they can regain some peace in their own lives and move on.
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you are right ,it is not always that easy and what you write
is more difficult than forgiving a bad word or bad behavior.
This sure is harder ,but I think forgiving only a part will
not bring really freedom and peace of mind.
I hope I did understand you right?
Thank you Marquita ,you always make me think 🙂
Erika, I totally agree. I think that one reason it’s hard for people to forgive is because they believe that they’re saying that what the person did is OK. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s really not about the other person at all. It’s about freeing yourself. Unforgiveness really only hurts you. I love this quote, “When we genuinely forgive, we set a prisoner free and then discover that the prisoner we set free was us” (Lewis Smedes).
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Leanne ,nice to see you here 🙂
I love your quote ,this is right how it is ,
If we can not forgive ,we really are like in prison .
Our mind is occupied with it and we are not able
to think free and be really happy.In reality its not
the other person ,its us who is hurt.
Thank you for this suitable quote
What a tough subject! Forgiveness is hard but if you don’t forgive then life becomes harder. You can never find peace without forgiveness.
Thanks for sharing,
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Hi Lillian ,
it can be tough ,but I think if we really learn to forgive from the bottom of our heart ,
things get easier and we learn think different .We grow if we master the difficulties in our life
and may not get that easy in situations anymore which needs forgiveness.
Thanks for your comment
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