Beauty in Forgiveness


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My beautiful friend, Kelly/Dove English of Star Compass expressed this simple and powerful share that reflects, and resonates with, my own feelings:

Beauty in Forgiveness

Forgiveness does not mean you have to allow someone back into your sphere of life. It means forgiveness. Boundaries are honored in all choices made. Forgiveness is an activity of release from blame.

Release from blame creates beauty. Forgiving is never required in a reality structure of honor for there is nothing to forgive. Just be. This is peace.

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Tania Marie is an international Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Energy Guide, Sound Channeler, Visionary Artist, and Author. With over 25 years’ experience in healing arts and metaphysical studies, Tania inspires people globally to embody their essence, access creative empowerment, expand into more conscious awareness, and to harness their magick and imagination to create alchemy for living in harmony.

Posted on January 2, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Mari Braveheart-Dances

    Suffering is caused by a lack of balance in giving energy and receiving energy. If you give more than you take in, you will suffer. It’s a simple law of physics. That is why, as you have said many times before, we must live in this exact moment for the pure splendor of it. We must think of ourselves as holy children, and deserving and needing of our time and attention. We must not be so wrapped up in the serving mode, the helping mode that we neglect ourselves. If we put ourselves last, that is why we will be sick and disconnected from our source. The source is love. And where do we begin with that but with ourselves? — You speak of forgiveness. I would add that forgiveness is very often a process. People who have been victimized, especially repeatedly and over a period of years (sexual victimization is only one of many forms) usually find it very difficult and perhaps impossible to “forgive” their victimizer/s. I think in many cases, we need to sit with the person who has had this experience, and instead of talk about forgiveness talk about the person’s human, individual experience. For a long time this does not include forgiveness. It includes hate and violence of heart. The experience of betrayal is a brutal thing. Instead of talking about forgiveness at this point, we must discuss the perpetrator not getting away with her/his crimes, being held accountable. It includes bringing things to light. Talking about forgiveness is, in my opinion, putting the cart before the horse for some people and at some times in their lives. – I once saw a PBS show on forgiveness. It shared about three or four people talking about their personal experience of brutality. Some chose forgiveness, some did not. I took from this that forgiveness is a personal choice. It should never be thrust on others, in the black and white world where forgiveness is the only way to move forward. Sometimes people cannot forgive. That is their perrogative, and I think should be respected. — I agree with you, my dearest dear, that forgiveness brings a great deal of resolution and peace. I agree that blame only brings you down. I also think it’s more complicated than that, and that part of our discourse on what peace means must include the human suffering component of forgiveness. — I would propose that we consider that peace can be achieved without forgiveness. I propose that we allow the value of nonviolence to take its place in the circle instead. Forgiveness, in my view, must not be a prerequisite for peace. much love, mari

  2. thank you for your insightfulness mari. i agree, there are layers to everything. too much for a blog indeed. 😉 kelly’s share doesn’t aim to provide the process…it is simply a beautiful transmission of love, as she so poetically expresses. much love!!

  3. Mari Braveheart-Dances

    Very true, Tania. Much too much for a blog. Blessings, mari

  4. Mari, thank you for that extremely wise comment! Love to you both. 🙂

  5. To just be requires all systems to pause….and so necessary for the human soul….thank you

  6. You may have read this verse many times. You may have heard many sermons on this verse over the course of your life. I know I have. The Master’s girls and I have been reading the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge for the last month. This week’s reading jumped off of the pages and pierced my heart. This is what the authors wrote on what Godly forgiveness truly is. –

    “Now—listen carefully. Forgiveness is a CHOICE. It is not a feeling—don’t try and feel forgiving. It is an act of the will. Don’t wait to forgive until you feel like forgiving. You will never get there. Feelings take time to heal after the choice to forgive is made. We allow God to bring the hurt up from our past, for if your forgiveness doesn’t visit the emotional core of your life, it will be incomplete. We acknowledge that it hurt, that it mattered, and we choose to extend forgiveness to our fathers, our mothers, those who hurt us. –

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