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The Greatest Life Lesson - Forgiveness and Its Power to Change Your Life
The greatest lesson I've learned is forgiveness and its power to change your life. Through forgiving any and all who've ever hurt you, one can move forward, without the pain in such events and see the true nature in any said events which have transpired. Returning to such events in one's mind requires energy taken from the present and as we're prone to it, can be physically debilitating. The power of forgiveness allows one to heal and prepare to face illimitable possibilities existing in one's life, rather than be tethered to past pains.
The method to unlock the healing power of forgiveness is simple enough, not without challenges from our subconscious mind. Begin by forgiving any unpleasantness in your life. A memory may be recalled, forgive the person(s) in said memory. Sincerity is important and sometimes you may feel a burden or anchor is removed, already a step more free. An easy way to practice forgiveness is, say, a clerk is rude in a checkout line. Not forgiving, one can carry an extra "bag" into the parking lot. However, as you practice and train your thoughts on forgiveness, you can leave such a passing encounter instantly lighter.
The challenge is in forgiving events with a more personal, emotional connection and this will take some work. Oft times, one will forgive an incident, the persons in it and the painful memory returns, still held by the subconscious mind. This doesn't indicate inadequacy on the part of the forgiving, just that your mind is presenting again to show there is more work to be done and then repeat the process. Work on the challenges for as long as it takes, it can work.
This is not necessarily kiss and make-up. The fact is, true forgiveness will reveal to you the true nature of an event and sometimes events are not justifiable. Forgiveness, still, is God's Gift allowing one to see things in the true light of day. One may not want to have cake and coffee with the offending party, that's okay. This forgiveness takes place in your head and is for you, the outcomes will be made clear when one diminishes the pain to find that which is real, beneath. The proactive choice is yours, a conscious clearer through doing the work of forgiveness.
There are times when one may forgive an event only to have it presented again. In my experience, the memory appears, I see the person(s) in it and think "I've forgiven them, meant it, felt good about it...", but, there is one person in the memory unseen. That is one's self and remember to forgive yourself.
Forgive others when painful events reappear in the mind's eye, practice it for as long as it takes and beyond. I can't tell you where it will come out, but you'll be surprised at the results. You'll lighten your burdens and face the new day more free, elevating consciousness with practice. Michael Salvator