Forgiveness is “the successive repatterning of perceptions for allowing more flow
through the practice of forgiveness.” Mary Morrissey
My Dad owned a small electrical firm in Montreal. They made clocks, fire alarms
and nurse calls for hospitals and the business was killing him. Often they would bid on contracts with the best equipment and even the lowest price, and they wouldn’t get the get the job. He was an introvert, he kept his feelings inside, but the frustration, resentment and stress, were really taking a toll on him. He would pass out, boom, down he’d go. One time his head hit so hard on the corner of our kitchen table, and as he lay motionless on the floor, I thought he had died.
Fortunately they were able to sell the small, family owned company, to a large
international firm. Dad retired from business and became a farmer. He had kept this so quiet, that nobody in our family knew it was his dream!
Now as a farmer he knew you couldn’t grow wonderful crops in toxic soil. He had to prepare the soil, keep weeds out of the fields, and make sure the crops had sufficient water.
Like a good crops, you cannot grow a dream in toxic soil of resentment. He had to forgive the folks who lacked integrity in business. And the unfair practices that he endured.
Did he have forgiveness work to do? Absolutely! We all do!
Forgiveness is a mental, emotional and spiritual practice that opens the doors of
perception, and frees us to live our best life. Like a garden hose crimped and squeezed, then let go, it allows free flow of water. In us, it frees our heart to the flow love. Love is the highest vibration for us as energy beings.
My Dad forgave those in his past and put all his energy into his new life. And he knew and said many times, “it saved my life.”
Nor is forgiveness a one time thing. It is a practice or process, a way of being.
A Course in Miracles says ”Every act is either an act of love, or a call for love.” If you can embrace that, it’s easier to have compassion. Having compassion, is the beginning of and makes forgiveness easier.
When someone hurts or betrays you, forgiveness takes the blinders off, and lets you see what you could not before. It opens your heart to love.
It is easy to forgive and forget with friends. But the Dalai Lama says with your ‘Sacred Friends’ it is much more difficult. They are folks you have major problems with. They really give you a chance to enlarge and open your heart and forgive.
Science tells us holding onto resentment makes us sick. It’s like picking up a hot coal, intending to throw it at someone. But WE get burned instead.
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