Choosing Freedom From Suffering

April 7, 2022

We can choose to be free of suffering and live in Peace.

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People talk about forgiveness as though it’s an onion we need to peel the layers of in order to finally be able to let it go.  And, of course, there are a lot of tears with each and every layer!

In my personal life / research laboratory, I’ve discovered that when I’m ready to give up every opinion I have about something then there is no onion and nothing to peel.  The only tears are ones of gratitude.

I have wept many a grateful tear – grateful that I have the ability to let the past go and stop holding a grievance.

Freedom requires my total willingness.

When I cling to opinions about what’s what right and wrong then I deny myself the opportunity to harvest the learning in my experiences.  When I remind myself that masterful beings never make a mistake – it’s more of a mis-take, and I am learning and growing from my experiences and there’s no mistake in that.  

What makes forgiveness an onion is the refusal to be grateful for the learning – the refusal to harvest the learning in whatever the painful experience was.  When I’m willing to be grateful and harvest the learning, letting go of judgments is easy.  And that’s true forgiveness.  It’s a heart felt willingness to let the past go.

Let the dead bury the dead.

Forgiveness never eludes me although it looks that way sometimes.  It can look like I’m chasing forgiveness, but what I’ve really done is decide I’d rather be right.  Now, at this point in my life, I’d rather give up my opinions quickly, harvest the learning and embody it.

I choose to be grateful for my expansion and my freedom.

Freedom is never in the future.  Freedom is only ever available now and it is ALWAYS available now.  So, right now I am grateful and thankful for all of my life’s experiences.  They have all brought me learning and I’m grateful because I am here to learn.  I’m grateful for everyone that’s participated in my learning experiences.  And what I absolutely know from the bottom of my heart is that there’s nothing to forgive because I’ve learned from all of it.  I am grateful for THAT learning most of all.  And in gratitude, I share this learning with all beings, because I’m one with them.  And so it is.  Amen.

I choose love, forgiveness and compassion.  They are the path of my God glorious life!

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