I Choose To Forgive

I Choose to Forgive

I believe that true forgiveness is when you get to the point where you can say, “thank you” to the person, for giving you that experience.

True forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past can be different. You release it. You don’t want it to be different because there are so many gifts that came out of it. It made you rise to a new level of strength in yourself and that is a gift!

True forgiveness heals you of your past.

Every single thing has a gift hidden in it. If you dig, there is a lesson in there somewhere. Ask yourself how it serves you and what you can learn from the situation.

Every experience that I have had in life has helped to make me who I am today and I love the person that I am today.

So I thank the jerks for being jerks and I thank those who have done me wrong because they taught me how to be more of person and how to set my own boundaries. Because of them I became more disciplined, more self-reliant, more independent and they helped me to see myself for who I really am.

If you find yourself in the midst of a terrible situation and it is chronic and it doesn’t seem to end, ask yourself these questions: If this were to last forever, what quality would I have to grow to have peace of mind? What is this here to teach me? Find the lesson for what it is, learn it, and then get out of the situation and move on.

Know that in life, until you fall in love with yourself, madly in love with yourself and you make yourself the example you won’t get love from another because you are the first example of how the world is supposed to love you and you have to give them the best example ever. This is because you teach people how to treat you. You cannot expect people to treat you better than you are treating yourself. That is unrealistic and unfair.

Show up understanding your greatness and allow others to share it with you.

Success in greatness is the constant unfolding of your soul, the constant unfolding of releasing the gifts and the talents and the capacities that are within you – progressing – moving forward. It doesn’t matter whether anyone knows about you or not. If you are living the gifts and talents that are within you, you’re successful!

So be grateful for what you have and find the good in it and the beauty in it! In our lives, these are the things that we need to focus on!!!

I Choose To Forgive
From the personal journal of Kerri Bishop Reece 

Healing Kerri – written April 30, 2003

 

3 thoughts on “I Choose To Forgive

  1. I think that being able to forgive is the key to the chains that hold us in the past, in the pain. I know when I forgave the person who did those horrible things to me, I felt a sence of tranquility come over me, one I dont think I will ever feel again, but on the other hand I also felt vulnerable as I was unable to hide behind the pain, using it as a crutch to lean on when things went wrong in my life, something I could blame for the bad things that happen in everyones life. I know you and others who have been able to forgive, will understand what I am saying. xxx

    1. I totally understand what you are saying. Along with forgiving, we have to learn how to deal with the emotions that we don’t like and work through the pain that we still feel. It’s digging deeper inside our own selves. Being honest with ourselves and accepting ourselves for who were then. It’s also nurturing that child that was never loved and never healed. It’s a process we have to work on everyday within ourselves, building and reaching for what God has planned in restoring your spirit and reviving your soul. It’s a lot of beautiful good overcoming that bad.

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