Getting to the root – Forgiveness

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You really don’t know how powerful forgiveness is.  Well … if you do … then you have successfully forgiven everyone in your past, and continue to do so every day in your present … congratulations then on being the most fabulous person alive! 🙂

All kidding aside.  We go through our lives and without even knowing … we allow things from the past to pile up.  It could be as trivial as the way your boss treated you yesterday, all the way to a sibling who offended you and thus you refuse to speak to.  These things hold you back … they don’t hold them back at all.  They are free to go live their lives, and be happy.  While you?  You are left to be angry, bitter, resentful, judgmental.  That is not who you are … you are better than that!  You are a beautiful person.

The miraculous thing about forgiveness is really how it can transform your entire life.  You think it is just about that one issue … but then, when you actually forgive and see how many areas of your life it affected?  WOW!  It’s like getting to know yourself all over again … like rediscovering the beautiful child you loved being … but got chased away from.

Do yourself a favor … every time you judge someone else, stop and think about how that ties into how YOU have been judged.  I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that those past judgments about you, and your resentments of them, are playing a STRONG role in your outlook on life.

Forgive … whoever it is who is at the root of that tension in your chest … forgive them!  When you do … well … life will begin to unfold in a completely new way … and you will be happy.

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– painting by Cedar Lee

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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1 Comment»

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

Beautiful and wise words- as always 🙂


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