Forgiveness is Selfish

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You can not love others until you love yourself…

 You can not walk in peace until you truly forgive…

Forgiveness is and should be a completely selfish act as it totally defines and reflects the self-love we all should have for ourselves. Forgiving any and all things doesn’t mean you forget it means that you no longer will allow your actions or the actions of others to control you any longer. Forgiving is the key that unlocks the shackles that keep us stuck in hurt. Holding onto old hurts allows resentment to grow and breed into a monster you can not control. It can and often leads to illnesses that can change your ability to care for yourself and those you love. We are raised to be selfless, this is what we are taught as children, the old saying “Do onto others as you would have done onto you”. We do not live in a perfect world, we live in a world that not all we meet has the same mindset as we do.. Let’s face it reality is we all come into this world perfect our time spent here comes with many lessons of our choosing that can beat us down and diminish our light. Viewing those lessons as the stepping-stones to our spiritual growth can be as easy or as difficult as we make it. Experience gives us knowledge of growth. The tests or obstacles come first, The lesson after. Everything for a reason. If we take a moment to look within we have all made choices that we regret. Those moments when we say to ourselves “Dang-it if I only knew than what I know now” you know that one we have all used it. The point being you didn’t know than what you do now, going through that experience afforded you the knowledge of the consequences to your actions. If you pay attention you learned something. We often strive to not make the same mistakes twice. We do not agree when in spirit to come into the human vessel to suffer needlessly. What we agree to is learn and further our soul’s ascension. We come from Love and return to Love there is no other way. We don’t get one shot at getting things right. We get as many chances as it takes the only loop-hole is the lessons get harder each time. Start today forgive your mistakes, forgive those that have hurt you. Remind yourselves that nothing is unforgivable if you can step back and look at the situation with loving and compassionate eyes. This is my truth as I see it. It has afforded me to be where I am today. A beautifully caring woman who after finding forgiveness in all things has led to a human vessel free from cancer, medications, hurts, and disappointments. Do I face the daily battles of this unforgiving world? Only when I allow it… And believe you me I pay close attention and slam that door shut quickly. Take your God-given Birth Right to happiness back. Own who you are, be proud of where you have come from and look forward to where you are going.
Love & Light
Maria Meeker