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about Forgiveness

How DOES forgiveness feel? Hmmm, I'm going to put some thought into that one. To make you smile, tho, I wanted to say, it puts some 'spring' into your step.

Carolyn Myss quote, "Forgiving others is the most selfish thing you will ever do'.
Point being--it is SO good for yourself.

But, your question. How does it feel? Ah, I have a poem about that. It's just about feeling in tune and wonderful in general....let me quote a bit of my own poem...(yea, if I can find it among the clutter....tee hee )
What is it I want?
What am I looking for?

I felt free once:
Like every chain
that had ever held me down
was gone.
I had no fear, no worries.
They were replaced by faith and peace.

‘SHOULD’s were gone.
‘Ought to’s’ were banished;
Expectations of others had
evaporated away.
I felt free from anger
and ugliness.
My heart felt warm
and tender.
Judgments of others
had melted away,
replaced by acceptance
and genuine caring.

I felt like I’d fallen in step
with the earth around me,
and there was flow…

I flowed with people—
not pushing nor pulling them
moving with them;
not against them.

(another skip)
I enjoyed the present moment
and put the past and the future
in their place;
and by living in the now,
the past and the future become friends
and ceased to be my enemy.

I felt lightened,
like the cares of the world
were taken off my shoulders,
and that my own burdens
would now be made light—

That's what forgiveness feels like. And as I cut and pasted this, I realized a big part of that forgiveness is not just forgiving others, but forgiving ourselves for our imperfections.

The poem goes on to say...I want it back, I want to feel this way again.

It is ongoing....I've forgiven before, and then 'taken the burden back'.
give it up, let it go. You and I will feel so much lighter and freer and less bound when we have forgiven. Eventually we will be so full of 'charity' that we won't be quick to take will roll off us, because we will be so free and sure of our own divinity.
Easier said than done.
love ya,


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