Envision fellow human beings not being the actual enemy, but the power of disconnection they avow; forgiveness is a power we use as it works to allow us to reconnect us into what’s great. Unforgiveness is a force of disconnection.
Forgiveness is a vacuum cleaner in which goodness seems non-existent.
Us stifle because it’s a taking away with no replacement. It’s a void. It causes us to stumble as our thoughts and heart are dominated by what takes energy without giving back.
Whereas goodness adds, evil always takes away. We all know these items in the simple act of attempting to engage in a social gathering, particularly when somebody is there that we’ve got a patchy background with. If our ideas are dominated by the fear in forgiveness, we are disconnected with other people in a way that we let those thoughts govern our behavior. We shrink or so are moody.
But if our ideas see the fear, and ameliorate it invisibly with the understanding that link adds power and purpose, even in these moments of participating with the person we have history with, we’ve got the words and the poise for it. We present the goodness of God on these occasions, since God gives us the power to be up when we’re really focused on goodness rather than evil. The force of evil can’t get close. The mild voids the shadow.
Suddenly there is something beyond the hopelessness of forgiveness.
Most people desiring peace inside their heart desire a way to forgive the perpetrator for the hurt they bear. They just struggle to achieve the way of it. Some want that serenity; however they insist on keeping their anger toward the perpetrator. We can’t have it both ways. We will either surrender the negative energy that saps our heart at the level of our thinking or we will keep it and get nowhere.
Forgiveness literally means to let go, however we quickly learn that in the letting go, we have to grasp something – that is the light that Christ alone provides us through the Holy Spirit. Forgiveness is about seeking link to what brings goodness and life, whilst binding and breaking these bonds of disconnection that bring only death.
Forgiveness, for this to be exactly what it is, and that’s a process of letting go, needs to be operational – something we could do, and really do. Do not simply disconnect from the person who hurt you, but find a way to reconnect with the goodness of life.