What Is Forgiveness?

What Is Forgiveness?

by | Jul 18, 2022 | MENTAL, PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL | 0 comments

In general, we’ve all heard how important it is to forgive ourselves and others.

But let’s face it, sometimes that can be hard to do, depending on the situation’s circumstances and the people involved.

So, in this article, we’ll explore the relationship between forgiveness, energy, consciousness, health, and well-being.

Let’s get started.

In short, forgiveness is consciously choosing to let go of the energy and returning to a state of homeostasis or balance.

Since everything is energy, including our thoughts and emotions, it’s our responsibility as conscious beings and co-creators to take control of our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and, therefore, energy.

In fact, in the Gospel of Thomas saying 70, it says:

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

Like all ancient spiritual texts, there are often many ways to interpret this, and one way I interpret this text is that if I don’t bring forth the energy within me, that energy will destroy me.

Now, that energy can be expressed positively or negatively.

Another way to interpret this is if you don’t express yourself, or put it another way if you suppress yourself, it can lead to depression, which can lead to all sorts of other problems like substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and more.

Regardless of how you look at it, energy is either being expressed or suppressed.

Forgiving Yourself for Past Mistakes

I think it’s fair to say we’ve all made mistakes.

I know I have and will continue to do so.

However, each mistake is an opportunity to learn, grow, and become better versions of ourselves.

Condemnation of self and others is a form of lack of forgiveness, or not releasing the energy, and will weigh on us heavily.

You might say we block the flow of energy because, mentally, we’re stuck in the past.

So, for me, it’s a matter of contemplating the mistake, learning from it, letting go, and moving on.

Hoping never to repeat the same mistake, but if I do, I’ll try again.

Is Forgiveness to Forget?

I suppose forgiveness means different things to different people, but I’ve learned that, at least for me, forgiveness doesn’t mean that you have to forget.

For example, let’s say you get involved in a bad relationship, the person mistreats you, and you forgive them.

I don’t believe we should have to, nor should we continue that relationship if they continue to repeat the same pattern of behavior, depending on the degree of the mistreatment or toxic behavior.

Sometimes, it’s best to forgive, move on with your life, and allow that person to do the same.

And based on my experience, you will eventually forget too.

Another way to look at situations is to decide if something or someone is a fit for you.

It doesn’t have to be judged as good, bad, right, or wrong.

It’s just not a fit!

This is also a way of maintaining healthy boundaries without being hyper-critical or judgemental.

This perspective tends to neutralize the energetic charge or polarity.

Anger and Forgiveness

There’s substantial evidence that shows that anger and a lack of forgiveness can lead to serious health problems.

For example, an increased risk for a heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression, and stress are related to a lack of forgiveness, as studies show.

But at a conscious and/or subconscious level, the thoughts and emotions, which are energy, affect our mental and physical well-being.

Which brings me to another concept.

Edgar Cayce once said:

Spirit is Life, the Mind is the Builder, and the Physical is the Result.

Here’s a breakdown of that statement:

Spirit (Energy) is the animating principle behind all of life.

The Mind (Consciousness) Operates on Spirit (Energy) and eventually manifests in the Physical.

That includes the physical body!

Or put another way, what we think about, we bring about, and thoughts become crimes or miracles!

So, in this sense, by consciously taking control of our thoughts and feelings (energy), perhaps we’re more responsible for our health and happiness than we realize.

Which I, by the way, find empowering.

Last but not least, given the evidence, it sounds like forgiveness is not an option if we want to experience the joy and pleasure life offers!

Happy Thinking!


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