Greetings, earth angels and lightworkers and new visitors to my site!
Every Friday, starting today, I’ll tweet the link to a short blog with a brief message on forgiveness. Today’s message is that we forgive others to the degree that we forgive ourselves.
We forgive others to the degree that we forgive ourselves.
And, we forgive ourselves to the degree that we forgive others. People sometimes say (or think), “I don’t have a problem forgiving others, but it’s so hard for me to forgive myself.” But when the heart is open, it’s open. The only thing that changes is the person being forgiven – either yourself or someone else. The act of forgiving remains the same. The degree of ease with which you forgive yourself is the degree of ease with which you forgive others.
This is the nature of Acceptance: when we accept ourselves as having flaws and still worthy of happiness, we accept others as having flaws and still worthy of happiness. It’s the same ability to accept, the same ability to love anyway. A helpful rule of thumb is if you’re not forgiving of yourself, you’re not forgiving. To be forgiving is to be forgiving of anyone. To be unforgiving is to be unforgiving, period. Your heart doesn’t more easily feel acceptance/forgiveness of others than of the self. Once the heart is open as a result of daily forgiveness, it loves and loves everyone and loves everyone and anyone anyway. The misunderstanding stems from not knowing the difference between Guilt and Shame and subsequently wanting to prevent others from feeling Shame over making a mistake they didn’t mean to make, for example, by saying, “Don’t be sorry – no apology necessary.” Going forward, we’ll simply say, “It’s okay, no problem,” and accept people exactly as they are. Ashamed, humiliated, apologetic, contrite – we’ll love them anyway, without rejecting their apology or criticizing them for being apologetic. And love ourselves in any of these emotional states, too!
You may also enjoy a previous post, How to Forgive.
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Remember, with every prayer of forgiveness we give, our heart chakra (our 4th chakra) opens, and so does our 8th chakra, our soulmate’s heart chakra. God bless everyone on Earth to be healed of all pain and sadness, filled with joy, and blissfully reunited with their soulmate.
Angel blessings for a beautiful heart chakra opening day!
~Snow Angel ^i^