While growing up in a religious family, I was taught that when we forgive others, it is for them.
However, after years of studying A Course In Miracles, and through my own life experiences, I have come to realize that forgiveness is freedom.
When you forgive others, you are doing it for yourself.
The other person may or may not have known they transgressed, according to your rules.
When you hold a grudge or resentment, notice how your body constricts.
Notice how your mind spins round and round with the story you created about the other person and how they wronged you.
Perhaps you even go so far as want to punish them for crossing you, and you attack.
Through your angry reaction, you have made yourself the warden, and they are your prisoner.
That is God’s responsibility, not yours!
In a way, you have set yourself up as God, the punisher.
It is a useless waste of time and energy.
Imagine what you could do with all of that if you weren’t putting it into negativity.
Is your life so boring that you need to create drama to feel alive?
Or are you afraid and that’s why you attack them before you think they will attack you?
There is another way!
When you do the work to release the negativity from your body and mind, you free yourself.
You become a light that reminds others of who they really are – Love.
Free yourself of the burden of unforgiveness and claim forgiveness for yourself!
Live your passion!