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”
The power of loveflows through all living things, as I forgive, I allow the flow through me.
By reconciling withall I am living in the flow of Gods’ Spirit
No action, conditionor imagined transgression will prevent life from freely flowing through thebeing of me.
Life is Love, I AmLife, I am Love.
Forgivenessis the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
As I endeavor to write on a topic related toSpirit, it is always challenging to remain focused solely on the topic, as withall matters of Truth and personal empowerment, they are all intricatelyentwined components of themselves. Atonement, forgiveness, acceptance, andjudgment are all integral parts of one another. If we do not judge, we will not need to forgive, and there will be noatonement needed. When we accept all behaviors and conditions as creativeexperience with value and lessons, as well as serving as the catalyst for ourchoices, then we have nothing to forgive. Which would be more important? Endeavoringto forgive, or, refraining from judgment, living life in acceptance, andcircumventing the need to forgive? It depends on where we are.
All people are attempting to dowhat is best for themselves, I accept all behavior as creative contributions tomy experience of Life.
That which I perceive as “bad” isnothing more than a condition that does not serve my higher good, and thereforeoffers me the opportunity to create the opposing condition.
I am grateful for all myopportunity to create a Life filled with Love, & Peace.
Thepractice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing ofthe world.
“In fact, not forgiving is like drinking rat poison andwaiting for the rat to die” — Anne Lamott—
For the most part the only one we ever hurt when we do notforgive is ourselves. By holding on to resentment and anger, we block the flowof good, and prevent ourselves from basking in the joy of unity. Many religionstell us that” God Forgives Our Sins”. Being that forgiveness serves only to alleviate the sting of animosity,God has no need to forgive. I personallybelieve there is no SIN, only actions that are not for the highest good, andGod accepts all that we create as another patch in the Tapestry of Life, withactions that do not serve the common good, prevailing as lessons andcontrasting conditions with which to create improved states of Being. Thatleaves “God” no need to forgive, as there is nothing that needs forgivenesswhen (Unconditional Love is the State of Being).
God has created All That Is, and all that God has created must be good.
There is no good, orbad, 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