Because we have free will, sometimes we choose situations and decisions that are not in true alignment with who we are, which is love. All these individual decisions create the conflict and the darkness we may see in the world. When we forgive, we are not condoning the actions that might have hurt us. Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves. It allows us to release negative, contracted energy that we are holding in our bodies and allows us to move forward. It also allows us to move beyond the stories we may have created.
What stories have you created around an event? For example, are you blaming yourself for not doing more? Do you find yourself putting yourself in victim mode and asking why bad things are always happening to you? Are you angry with a loved one because you feel they treated you disrespectfully? Are you holding resentment towards your boss because they do not recognize the long, hard hours you are working?
Often, we forget to step back and see our lives from a grander, larger perspective. If we looked at our lives from the 1,000-foot view, what would we see? How would all these events weave together to tell a much larger, richer story?
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