Forgive Others

In my previous posts I wrote about

     Forgiving yourself
    Divine Forgiveness
Today I will be focusing on
Forgiving others
This quotes says 
in order to have peace
we need to forgive others

Whether they deserve it
or not…

Forgiving them does not condone what they said or did 
Forgiveness prevents their words or behaviors
From destroying your heart…

Forgive others for “peace”
What is this peace they are talking about?

This quote clarifies what peace is
It says we are to
Forgive to relieve pain and suffering
Apparently forgiveness relieves your suffering

We have pain from the past
Forgiveness is Taking control of the past thoughts and memories
That are triggers and
That torture our minds and spirits 

Those who trigger us are messengers
To help bring forth negative emotions
To be healed
None of us want to feel pain and suffering…
This is a “no-brainer”
Then we need to take action

Hidden underneath any level of
Hurt and suffering 
Unforgiving thoughts
We should all be “chomping at the bit” to forgive…

One blockage to forgiveness can be a mindset to 
“teach the other person a lesson” or
“Punish the other person”

This is not our job
to punish or correct another person
We are to correct ourselves
We are to encourage others
We are to listen to others

Share words of support and encouragement

“You will get your answer”

Help the person to find their own answers

If you direct someone else’s path
You are held accountable for their mistakes

Allow everyone the dignity of choosing their words and path
And allow them to fall down and get back up again
Agree to disagree

Thus one could say that unforgiveness is a 
Form of self harm

Wow, looking at forgiveness from this self harm
Perspective sheds a new light on forgiveness
I don’t want to cause harm and pain to myself
I am choosing to be aware of and
accept this self destruction behavior…
and practice forgiveness
for myself

Torn piece of paper with the word “Forgive” in the woman’s palms.

I was harming myself by choosing unforgiveness
As my response to their negative action or deeds 
This quote tells me that
if I am waiting for an apology
Or waiting for an admittance of wrong 
from the other person-
I am giving that person
Control over my emotions.
I don’t want to do that!!!

Holding on to the anger
puts me in the victim role…
No way
Don’t want to revisit
the victim role…

Storing the anger inside my mind, body and spirit
Is like acid eating away at me…
Results of clinging to anger 

How insane is that!
It doesn’t make logical sense to do this…
I need to practice
The mindset  
letting anger roll off my back
until it become a normal habitual response

When I keep my acceptance mindset working
My emotions stay calm 
And do not take charge 
Here comes this acceptance word and concept again

Accept others for who they are and what they did
Realize you cannot change them
They have a right to their opinion

I choose my response…

Accept what is
Let Go what was
Believe in what will be…

This informs me that if I am not accepting something or someone
I am rejecting that someone or something…

I just realized that all the rejection for which I suffered
was because I did not accept

I always thought rejection was something other people
did to me…
Rejected me…
It was not them
it was me

I need acceptance to change

Easier to see the mistakes in others
than see our own mistakes

Accept people for who they are
You cannot change others
Don’t try
You only have control over your attitude
about them or the situation…

Rejection can be a catalyst to change ourselves
Justify who we are

Rejection can be a good thing…
It can re-direct a person to
something better…
Learn from your rejections

Rejection and failure can be a catalyst to learn our life lessons
Accept rejection and failure as a learning opportunity!
Be grateful for the rejection lessons you are given
Do not let them go to waste..
Learn the lesson
Or you will get a repeat and another opportunity 
To experience rejection

Never let other’s rejection affect
your self worth
If you accept their rejection
as a learning experience
then it will not affect
your self worth

I guess this is what people meant when they say
“Don’t take it personal”

If I allow others to say and think and do
what they choose
and don’t take it personally
I avoid suffering…
and keep from going into the
victim role
Sounds good to me

It takes courage to hear and accept constructive criticism
The challenge is that most of our critics

Need a lesson in diplomacy

Only take advice from people you trust

I enjoyed this spiritual path today
I hope the Spirit of God gave you some insights
on the importance of forgiving others.

My Spiritual Lessons from this spiritual walk
on forgiving others

I am more willing to forgive others
to avoid pain and misery…

When I don’t forgive others
I am hurting myself 
My mind, body and spirit

I do not need to punish them in order to forgive them…

I do not need them to admit their wrongs
In order to forgive them

I need to forgive them whether they deserve it or not

I do not need to have a relationship with them
After I forgive them

I choose a select few to accept advice and constructive criticism

I can accept hurtful words and energy from others
Which results in pain
I can practice rejecting those hurtful words and actions
By immediately accepting them for who they are
And rejecting their negativity from entering my spirit 
Divine Forgiveness is a gift from God 
God forgives me
Who am I to not forgive others…

Forgiveness is a gift I give to myself

Rewards of forgiveness are Peace and love
Instead of bitterness and hatred and resentment

I choose forgiveness
My Spirit is set free 

Choose Awareness
Choose Acceptance
Choose Forgiveness

No suffering

Lots of Love
Esther Mae 3-30-2023

Published by Esther Mae

Happy, Joyous and Free. Enjoying life and retirement. Oct 5, 202, I completed the FEl Camino de Santiago de Frances, over 550 miles, beginning August 15, 2021 in St-Jean-Pied-De-Port, France and ending in Santiago and walked through the Holy Door. I am 70 year young. Read about some of my adventures. I have a close relationship with my Higher Power, whom I choose to call God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Spiritual growth and enlightenment are my priorities in life. Please jump on the spiritual soul train with me as I walk and try to practice a spiritual way of life. Esther Mae

One thought on “Forgive Others

  1. The best, ever!!!!
    Thank you for sharing your life’s experiences and the TRUTH that sets us free-FREE INDEED!!!
    I am so very grateful that God put you in my life!
    No coincidences only Godincidences!!!
    May God grant you much love peace and joy as you journey on and become more like Jesus!
    Our ultimate goal…AMEN!!!!


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