Forgiveness Begins With Me

For the past few months, I have been stuck in a place that finally, just yesterday, began to rise out of. I asked myself, “How do I release a person from my consciousness that I perceive has hurt me?” I don’t want to hang on to the experience. I don’t want to be triggered every time it is mentioned or when I see this person. I want peace of mind. I want to move forward, but still I feel stuck in the feeling of not being able to let go. It is not possible to address the person directly, so it is all up to me. I am ready to move on.

I came up with some answers yesterday thanks to my husband, Patrick Feren, who is a genius in the area of Inner Child/Inner You work. He gave me a series of questions and I went into meditation and answered them.

All the questions were related to me and of course in the end it all came down to forgiveness, especially of myself. This is where the ancient forgiveness practice of Ho’oponopono comes in. It is the best method I know for forgiveness, and when I use it along with Spiritual Mind Treatment, there is nothing more powerful for me. I use the method of Ho'oponopono that I learned from Dr. Hew Len through Dr. Joe Vitale's book ZERO LIMITS. I am by means an expert in Ho`oponopono but I know it works.

I know we are in a time in our evolution where we are realizing our connection and oneness. We are understanding that nothing happens outside of ourselves. What happens in one place or to one person, happens to all of us. When we can accept this premise of Unity and oneness, we begin to heal the world. I do believe this is happening right now.

I know that this means I must clean my mental closet everyday of any prejudice, judgement or unforgiveness. I must take the responsibility for being only a presence of Divine Love on this planet. I must clear myself of any animosity toward anyone. As Jesus stated, “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

We are at the tipping point and I do believe that we are moving through the things that once blocked our progression as a species. I do believe it lies in the process of forgiveness and I do believe that we are the ones we need to forgive. If we cannot forgive ourselves, how can we forgive anyone else? Forgiveness is not something that happens overnight. It is an eternal process. I know, for myself, it is a daily process. It is worthwhile journey and the gifts experienced through true forgiveness are unlimited. It allows us to progress with our lives and become the greatest “us” possible.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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