Friday, May 25, 2012
The barometer for whether or not we are in alignment with Love is how we are feeling. If we have judged ourselves or another, we probably aren't feeling joy in it's fullest. If you want to feel better, forgive. Forgiveness born of Truth teaches us that the world is merely a projection of our own mind. What we see in another is offering us the opportunity to heal ourselves and to bring our conscious awareness into a higher movement of expression. When we are frustrated, angry, or judgemental, or conversely, even happy, loving and accepting, we are simply seeing that part of ourselves reflected back to us-the good, the bad, the ugly, the innocent, the beautiful, the intelligent, the generous; whatever we see, is in us.
So what or who do we forgive? We forgive ourselves. If we pass judgement on another or ourselves, which we have all done a million times, and then think, "Well, that person has wronged me but because I am better than them, because I know better, because I am right and they are wrong, because I know everything and they know nothing, then I will forgive them" (because it's the Christian or spiritual thing to do, because I'm better than they are, because it's expected of me, because I'll go to hell if I don't!). Most of the issues we feel sad, depressed or guilty about are because we have judged another person or ourselves.
We are reminded in "A Course in Miracles" that, "Fear binds the world. Forgiveness sets it free." And in Gary Renard's book, "The Disappearance of the Universe," he explains that the mind projects everything, observes its own projection from a different and seemingly separate point of view, and then interprets that perception as fact. Human beings blame each other constantly for their suffering and discontent and we go to war over these differences at the personal level or the collective. Be accountable for how you experience your world by recognizing it is our inner world being projected outward and then be willing to change. A willingness to see life differently is all it takes. "I am willing to forgive MYSELF for seeing this person or situation in a conflicting, argumentative, fearful way." And in, "The Way of Mastery" published by the www.shantichristo.com foundation, we are counciled that, "When you judge, you have moved out of alignment with what is true. You have decreed that the innocent are not innocent and then you have declared that about yourself. Therefore, to practice forgiveness actually cultivates the quality of consciousness in which you finally come to forgive yourself. And it is the forgiven who remember their Divinity."
We are not separate from the Divine Mother, the trees, or each other. Let us unite through the beautiful practice of self-forgiveness.
In Love and Light,
A friend on the path
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