Daily Nugget of Gold 643
Blessings After Forgiveness
“A few years’ experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.” – George Mason
In our last issue we discussed the importance of forgiveness. In this issue we’re going to discuss making absolutely sure we didn’t just go through the motions of forgiving but have really and truly cast all the negative emotions out of our hearts by genuinely forgiving someone who wronged us. Remember, forgiveness is not about letting the person off the hook for the consequences of their actions, it’s all about purifying our own hearts with love so that we don’t bring to ourselves more harm via The Law of Attraction and The Law of Growth.
So how do we know when we have completely forgiven someone and no longer harbor any of those negative emotions associated with the bitterness we feel when we first discover we were victimized by another? We check it by how we feel when in our minds we extend to them all the blessings life has to offer. If they were to inherit a substantial estate, or hit the lottery, or find their perfect match for example- would we be happy for them? If not then it would seem that there is some lingering issue yet to be resolved in our own hearts, minds, and attitude.
It’s really important that we can get to this level of love because anything less is going to taint our results with The Law of Attraction. When we have completely forgiven the offending party, then we have nothing but love in our hearts concerning them and that love then is what is attracted back to us as we are attracted to it. Once again, there is absolutely no need to associate with such a person should we choose not to, and there is no requirement that they are even to be made aware of our work on ourselves in this regard. We’d also like to point out that there is no rule against sharing these feelings with them, either. If we believe that they should still face the consequences for the actions, we can verbalize that, and then tell them we forgive them if we choose to.
By being able to offer our blessings, we have a better handle on having done the job right on the forgiveness end and can then move on to focus on other things that once irritated us or angered us and resolve these things, too. When we offer our blessings, we also bless and praise what’s good about a person, and that leads us to find more of that in everyone we come across. Every person that you meet has a Spiritual self, just as you do. We are all connected in this way, and it’s just not possible to give pure love from a heart even partly focused on resentment and hate. Never tell yourself, “I can’t do this” because that will keep you trapped in a downward, negative spiral forever. Move beyond the pain and free yourself from future harm by extending your blessings to all you’ve forgiven.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How do I insure that I extend my blessings not only to my friends, but to my enemies?”
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