The ‘Law of Forgiveness’ states:
We cannot be forgiven until we forgive others. As long as we harbour negative thoughts of anger, judgement, hatred and intolerance against others we cannot be happy simply because while we harbour those feelings we feel the results of them. To be happy and free we have to give up all unforgiving thoughts.
Jesus taught this Law above all others and put it prominently in ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ not once but twice. ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us’ and ‘Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ He knew that all of our problems came from our judgements of others and their behaviour.
The subconscious mind listens to all of our thoughts and it cannot separate the thoughts we think about others from the thoughts we thing about us. Thought are thoughts for the subconscious and all are responded to equally.
It would be nice, perhaps, if we could somehow tell deeper mind that for the next fifteen minutes we were going to be cursing and hating someone else, someone completely separate from us and that while we were doing it to take absolutely no notice of anything we say during that time. Then we could set a timer and spend those fifteen minutes as we liked, reverting back to positive talk when the alarm went off.
That’s not how mind works unfortunately, mind is always responding to feelings and anger is anger and hatred is hatred and while you are producing it you are feeling it. Feelings create chemical reactions and then negative hormones flood through your body and every cell of your body is being bathed in hormones that will make you sick and get old.
Forgiveness is not about the other person forgiveness is for you, to heal you. You may feel justified in holding on to unforgiveness against others or feel you have every right to hold on to anger but you must ask, “Who am I hurting when I hold on to this anger and unforgiveness?” You know the answer is you. That person or those people may have hurt you in the past but holding on to the unforgiveness means that you carry on hurting you, every time you re-live the event and feel the feelings. Forgive and you will be forgiven!
The Law of Forgiveness
The word forgive is a two syllable word ‘for’ and ‘give’ and when you forgive it simply means that you ‘give’ up being angry and intolerant and you replace it ‘for’ something new, perhaps peace and harmony. You ‘give’ up judgement and hatred and you replace it ‘for’ something else, perhaps acceptance and love. Then you are free, do you see? It’s not that the ‘Law of Forgiveness’ is vindictive or spiteful or wants to hold something against you it’s just that all the while you hold on to unforgiveness you cannot be forgiven. (The Universe/God is not trying to punish you; you are doing it to you)
If you are finding it difficult to forgive or you feel fully justified or entitled to be aggrieved ask yourself, “Would I rather be right or happy?” If you’d rather be right carry on doing what you’re doing and hold on to the unforgiving thoughts but if you’d rather be happy you’ll have to let them go. Forgiving clears Karmic debt. When you truly forgive others you’ll feel free.
You too can be forgiven when you feel true and genuine remorse for the transgressions you made. When you know in your heart that you have changed and you can truly say that the new you would always be faithful, honest and kind you are forgiven. Then, as long as you do what Jesus told those he healed to do, “Go and sin no more,” the lesson is learned and the Karmic debt is wiped out.
To your amazing success,