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I’m getting ready for my Forgive & Be Free Retreat next weekend and forgiveness is on my mind. I also am so aware that one of the dear friends in my life is someone who did something hurtful and disrespectful to another friend of mine. At first, when I found out what had been done to my friend, I had resentment and I felt that it was my duty to hold a grudge about it.
For a long time, I’ve felt that people can say what they like about me, but they can’t talk trash about the people I love without me holding it against them.
I feel like I come from a culture of grudge holders and my ego has long held that it’s not okay to forgive people. In fact, I have someone in my life that I love who believes that forgiveness isn’t a good thing.
What I can tell you that I’ve learned is that I feel more myself when my heart is open.
I feel more joyful, which IS my natural state, when I’ve let my grievances go.
True forgiveness is releasing our interpretation – it’s not saying that it’s okay to attack people.
My friend who attacked my other friend has apologized, but even if they hadn’t, I could still release the judgment. I can love them fully even if we don’t agree. That’s the Freedom in my mind that makes me feel more my TRUE Self.
I am deeply grateful for my shifting awareness and my journey to Freedom. I am so grateful that my life feels lighter and more open hearted all the time. I see the benefits unfolding every day. It gives me something to share that’s valuable.
Most importantly: I love my life now!
When I held grievances, I felt right and righteous, but I definitely didn’t love my life.
Would you be willing to release your grudges if you knew it meant that you could love your life?
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