Step 4 in the Forgiveness Process
This is John Culbertson from MysticJohnCulbertson.com and this is your mini spiritual lesson for September 28th, 2018.
Our topic this week is forgiveness.
Today’s forgiveness tip: Live the New You
Our final step is to start living the new you.
You have figured out who you want to be and you may have even told others that this is who you’re now choosing to be. We now must begin to live as this new person with the experiences integrated into our consciousness.
The task at this stage is to figure out what’s one thing you can do to prove to yourself and those you know that you are now this new person.
It should be something physically that you do and not just something emotionally or mentally.
Perhaps you’ve decided that now you are an advocate for others. Where can you volunteer your efforts in the name of that advocacy? Perhaps you’ve decided that you’ll never let someone walk all over you again. How can you prove that to yourself and others? Perhaps you’ve decided that you’ll love the person anyway (a child for example) because you feel you are called to do so. What’s one way you can do that right now?
This is the hardest step to describe because every person is so different and because every person has that power to choose to be who they want to be regardless of what has occurred in their life. This step many times only becomes possible after the other three steps have been completed. The key here, however, is that whoever you choose to be you have to put it into action! You have to demonstrate it – if only for yourself and your own subconscious.
It is at this stage that forgiveness is typically able to fully occur and we are able to move beyond that hold that has kept us locked into a pattern that we desire to be free from.
Our prayer for this week is as follows:
I am forgiveness, now and always. I know God is forgiving and I know that God and I are one. I feel the power of forgiveness flowing through me and all around me. I feel myself going deeper and deeper into my emotions and accepting them as they are. I feel myself releasing old hurt, pain, and anger. I feel myself accepting that I am not wrong to feel the way I feel. I feel myself rejoicing in the fact I am overcoming any and all hurts from the past. I know forgiveness is for me and not for another. While I shall not allow myself to be hurt again, I can accept that my soul has grown through my life experiences and as such I’ve no need to hold onto the person, event, or circumstances that have damaged me. I release this now and as I do I say: So it is, so it is, so it is. I believe. So it is.