Have you tried asking for forgiveness?

Sometimes it takes us a long time before we’re able to ask to be forgiven. Actually, it takes us a long time to become mature enough to experience forgiveness.

Have you tried asking for forgiveness?

14 Jul, 2017

Sometimes it takes us a long time before we’re able to ask to be forgiven. Actually, it takes us a long time to become mature enough to experience forgiveness.

 

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orgiveness is a flower from the tree of consciousness that includes, among other aspects, understanding.  In other words, forgiveness is a blossoming of understanding, and when it is manifested it brings remorse. When remorse is sincere it can free you from guilt.  In this way, tears of remorse wash away the scars of guilt and illuminate the forgiveness that will free you from such a heavy load.

 

I’d like to talk about guilt because it is like a poison that slowly kills, taking away your dignity and your ability to walk with your head held high.  The first thing it says inside of is: “I deserve to be punished, I don’t deserve to be happy,” because to a certain degree, guilt is aware of the evil within you and has not yet come to terms with it.  However, I need you to know that regardless of the size of the evil that has manifested itself through you, it is nothing in the face of divine mercy.

 

When I talk about self-responsibility, I am referring to becoming aware of the direction that you are giving to your thoughts, words, and actions.  As you see your self-responsibility for the events in your life, you will need to watch out so that you won’t be overcome by guilt, because seeing your evil and feeling remorse for it will happen gradually.

““I deserve to be punished, I don’t deserve to be happy,” because to a certain degree, guilt is aware of the evil within you and has not yet come to terms with it.”

Who has never hurt someone who’s thrown the first stone? Perhaps you don’t want to admit this because you are afraid and ashamed that the other person will judge you, but is the other person so very different from you? Who, in this incarnation, has never allowed evil to move through them? Either evil that manifests towards another, or evil towards yourself?  This is part of the human condition at this stage of evolution.  Everyone, without exception, is a channel of good and evil, of light and shadow.

Sometimes with one hand you are blessing, and with the other you are doing harm.  Sometimes you are capable of doing both at the same time and to the same person.

This is why I’ve put so much energy into understanding the question of evil, because I know that this is a tremendous source of anguish for human beings.  I know how powerful guilt can be when you’ve been a channel of evil, when you reject someone, when you become a channel of stupidity, jealousy, or envy.  This is why I’ve made such great effort for you to become aware of it, and then interrupt the vicious circle.   You start changing the game when you see how it’s played, and then you’ll be able to use virtues such as humility to repent, forgive, and then let go of the past.

 

It’s possible that you have already begun to feel sorry for having done some things, and at this stage you must watch out not to fall into any traps.  One of the traps is to depend on the person you’ve hurt to forgive you, in order for you to continue on your journey.  If this happens, great, you will be able to free yourself from the past more quickly.  However, the process is individual and each person has their own timeline.  That’s why I tell you that if the other person can’t forgive you, all you can do is to pray for the person you hurt so that they may be illuminated by holy understanding and be able to open their heart.

“I know how powerful guilt can be when you’ve been a channel of evil, when you reject someone, when you become a channel of stupidity, jealousy, or envy.”

Another very common trap is moving out of guilt and into coldness, which is nothing more than numbness or indifference.  This can happen because as you let your numbness thaw out and you get in touch with the pain from having been a channel of destructiveness, you may feel such a great sense of guilt that you severely sabotage yourself and go back into numbness.

This is not the path of healing.  Healing is complete when you really have the humility to acknowledge your mistakes and say you are sorry.  Forgiveness is inside of you.  Work to free yourself from guilt.  Give your higher self a chance to express itself, and then continue with your journey.  Remember that although remorse, and consequently forgiveness, are a blossoming; it is possible to move towards them.

 

Experiment with asking for forgiveness and see how you feel.  See if the forgiveness is real or if it is just a trick of the mind.  Because when forgiveness blossoms, there is no need to ask for it.  When you become forgiveness, your heart opens.  It is a phenomenon that happens on the level of the heart and not the mind.  What I am suggesting is a movement, an exercise, like a medicine to help with the blossoming of forgiveness.  With patience and attention, you will be able to continue the journey and attune yourself to the divine codes of humility and forgiveness.

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