To atone means to reconcile. That is what forgiveness achieves; reconciliation. When we forgive another their transgressions,(perceived,or actual, against us, or others), we are reconciling the relationship with them. We can again be “as One”. Affirm:
The power of love
flows through all living things, as I forgive, I allow the flow through me.
By reconciling with
all I am living in the flow of Gods’ Spirit
No action, condition
or imagined transgression will prevent life from freely flowing through the
being of me.
Life is Love, I Am
Life, I am Love.
is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.~Mark Twain~
As I endeavor to write on a topic related to Spirit,it is always challenging to remain focused solely on the topic, as with all matters of Truth and personal empowerment, they are all intricately entwined
components of themselves. Atonement, forgiveness, acceptance, and judgment are all integral parts of one another. If we do not judge, we will not need to forgive, and there will be no atonement needed. When we accept all behaviors and conditions as creative experience with value and lessons, as well as serving as the catalyst for our choices, then we have nothing to forgive. Which would be more important? Endeavoring to forgive,or, refraining from judgment, living life in acceptance, and circumventing the need to forgive? It depends on where we are. Affirm:
All people are attempting to do what is best for themselves, I accept all behavior as creative contributions to my experience of Life.
That which I perceive as “bad” is nothing more than a condition that does not serve my higher good, and therefore offers me the opportunity to create the opposing condition.
I am grateful for all my opportunity to create a Life filled with Love, & Peace.
Thepractice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
“In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and waiting for the rat to die” — Anne Lamott—
For the most part the only one we ever hurt when we do not forgive is ourselves. By holding on to resentment and anger, we block the flow of good, and prevent ourselves from basking in the joy of unity. Many religions tell us that” God Forgives Our Sins”. Being that forgiveness serves only to alleviate the sting of animosity, God has no need to forgive. I personally believe there is no SIN, only actions that are not for the highest good, and God accepts all that we create as another patch in the Tapestry of Life, with actions that do not serve the common good, prevailing as lessons and contrasting conditions with which to create improved states of Being. That leaves “God” no need to forgive, as there is nothing that needs forgiveness when (Unconditional Love is the State of Being). Affirm:
God has created All That Is, and all that God has created must be good.
There is no good, or bad, all that is, Is, I AM all that IS.
To hate another is to hate yourself. We all live within the one Universal Mind. What we think about another, we think about ourselves. If you have an enemy, forgive him now. Let all bitterness and resentment dissolve. You owe your fellow man love; show him love, not hate. Show charity and goodwill toward others and it will return to enhance your own life in many wonderful ways.~ Brian Adams ~
The Journey IS the Destination