Master’s Mondays: Forgive Yourself
If you feel as though you cannot really forgive something or someone, place it into the Light and ask the Christ to help you let go. You will know when you have truly forgiven when you forgive yourself also forget what it was you were judging in the first place. You are on to other things, and that situation or person is no longer taking up energy inside of you.
A lot of the things we choose to keep remembering keep us stuck here on Earth. But if you stay in a state of forgiveness, you stay in a state of grace. Historically, we can see that those human beings who lived in a state of grace, as a statement of their lives, became the saints. To live as a saint is to be living in grace and extending grace. Even when you want to tell somebody off, the words come out differently, and the person senses the grace you are extending to them, when you really had all the right, authority, and moral and ethical positions to have laid them low. When you withheld that, grace went in its place. This is the forgiveness that continues on, and you will not finish up the forgiving until your last breath.
So make peace with others and with yourself. Forgive others for anything you have judged about them. Forgive yourself for all the things you have done where you knew you did not do the best that you could.
Everybody has the same basic thing to forgive, and that was when we gave up the Spirit world and fell into the physical world. We can look back and see where we thought, “I’ll go down there and be back in just one life.” Then we found out that we liked it here because it is a pretty nice place (in its own way). At some point, we come to the realization that we have to work this out. So the basic thing we need to do is to forgive ourselves for forgetting that we are divine. That is the real message to open up the channel for our return to the Spirit.
So for everything up to this moment, you just say, “That’s no longer real, it no longer exists, and this is the moment that God has created. And in this moment and in this day, I have my life.” With that attitude, you fall right back into the Kingdom of Heaven, and you get to find out that you are an heir to the Kingdom.
BIO: John-Roger is the contributor of the Karma and Destiny chapter in The Light. He is also the founder of the Movement of Inner Spiritual Awareness (MSIA) and an author of more than 50 books on spirituality.