Last night I had a dream in which I went to see a women who was sitting in an electric chair waiting execution and I said to her — “you are forgiven”. I didn’t know her or why or what crime she allegedly committed, in fact, in my heart I didn’t feel any crime was committed at all — but I knew I couldn’t stop the process.
Through forgiveness, we let go and move forward toward the sun — surrendering into the light that warms us. There is no returning to rebuild a past that no longer exists or one that was only illusion anyway. Only the thought of it, our perception of the experience makes it seem real enough to keep clinging onto it now.
Moving forward is to not withdraw or retreat but rather to step out into the light and shine. To move forward is to BE the healing light you are. To ask God, the angels, the Universe to change our perceptions — to lift the 1,000 veils and expose us to those who seek compassion, empathy, love, kindness and forgiveness. To expose those qualities that live within ourselves — to those who seek both our self and our life-work.
What is the common thread in all our situations that lead us to forgiveness?
“Forgive and you will see this differently” —ACIM