“Digging in the dirt, to find the places we got hurt.”
~ Peter Gabriel
There are many resources and much information out there about forgiveness as a path to personal freedom and hallelujah for that! The often overlooked beauty of forgiveness is the opportunity to embrace the human and the imperfect within ourselves. It is a chance to turn over the rock of our every day, conscious mind and allow the squirmy, scary bugs we most try to conceal to come out into the light, to be seen and to be embraced.
In this moment and in every moment we have the opportunity to let the past go, to forgive and to move on. So in this moment, let us forgive. Forgive our trespasses so that we may forgive those that have trespassed against us. Forgive and set yourself free. Forgive while you walk. Forgive while you talk. Forgive while you eat. Forgive in this breath, forgive with the next. Forgive to sleep better at night. Forgive to reveal more beauty in your face, forgive to better see it in the face of others. Forgive for a good reason. Forgive for no reason. Forgive to release the past, forgive to clear your future. Forgive to release shame. Forgive for goodness sakes! Forgive for the fun of it. Forgive to move on. Forgive just to forgive.
Forgiveness frees us from self-judgment when we realize we are not alone. That every person has a rock somewhere in the corner of his or her garden where they hide those aspects of self they find the most unforgiveable.
The blessing of forgiveness is that now every one of us has our own garden ready to be cultivated in that soil those squirmy bugs have made rich. Forgive yourself and bless the fertile soil in which you are now ready to plant the new seeds of Creation.
I forgive, I release and I let go. I am free in the Spirit. Yes, I’m only here for God! Joyfully it is and joyfully I let it be. Amen.