For the past several years, I have been resonating with the following concepts found in the New Testament: Jesus reconciled the world unto Himself and doesn’t impute our trespasses against us (II Corinthians 5:17-21), and God didn’t send Jesus to condemn or judge the world, but to save it (John 3:17; 12:47).
Embracing this reconciliation and non-judgment has created a distinct shift in my spiritual outlook. Spirit of love isn’t finding fault with me; I am forgiven for all the irresponsible, thoughtless and painful actions I have caused myself and others. Even though I grew up believing I was a hopeless sinner, doomed to hell, this is not my outlook anymore.
Not only is Spirit of love not finding fault with me, Spirit of Love isn’t finding fault with anyone else, either. Love has forgiven everyone and Love expects me to do the same. I have held my share of grudges and have kept score, but I have worked very hard with EFT and other personal work to release and let go and tear down walls I have built.
Those above “time-honored” verses have renewed my mind, and the concept of forgiveness and letting go has made its way into my heart/spirit/soul. What has helped me internalize this concept is a forgiveness prayer meant to be prayed/meditated when thinking of dissonance with someone who has hurt me or is an annoyance.
You came here.
You played your part.
You helped me reveal my magnificence.
There is no need to forgive you,
for you are innocent,
and we are One.”
What if life is a big giant theatrical production where we all have a role and are acting on the stage of existence? How would I view my wounding circumstances if, after a chaotic or traumatic scene, the Spirit of Love Director yells, “Cut, that’s a wrap for today,” and we mingle in the break room contemplating the scene, making jokes and enjoying each other’s presence?
“You and I have played our parts” --- all of those I have hurt and those who have hurt me. You have been my teacher just as I have been yours. We are all innocent because Spirit of the universe doesn’t find fault with us. We are not judged. We are one. I choose to release and let go. I am trusting that the natural law of reaping what we sow graciously teaches us all how to be the best people we can be; specifically, speaking up for ourselves, being responsible and trusting our souls to the faithful creator in doing what is right.
(This article was originally published on 2/21/19).