…the Gift of Fore-Giveness
Okay I’m playing with the words, perhaps, but walk closely with me here, if you will:
It seems it is time to address dark generational issues in my life and in the lives of those close around me. During my work yesterday morning, looking at the evidence of painful and sensitive generational issues, I backed away from the specific situations for a bit and looked at the dynamics of incarnations and karma, in general. Whether or not you believe in reincarnation or even karma, I think you can accept that ‘sins of the father’ can be visited on the son.
So, I was thinking about how my mother treated me and I extrapolated that out to how she was treated as a child by her parents (based on stories she told us about her mother and father). Then I thought about how, if souls reincarnate, why they reincarnate: to either ‘get it right this time’ or to pay for what they did in their previous incarnations.
Without going into the details of the patterns, clues, and repeating tendencies, (and there are many) if I look at all of this from a distance, without attachment, I can see how one generation plays into the next and how the law of Karma explains why.
Then, it dawned.
What if I stand in the infinite, the eternal, the non-time space and…holding in awareness all of my incarnations through history…I forgive all those souls who have hurt me therefore owe me a karmic debt? Then, what if I ask those souls whom I have hurt through history, therefore those souls to whom I owe a karmic debt, to forgive me?
“Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”
We’re talking a whole chunk of forgiving…past, present, and future. That, to me, would be a Gift that Counts. AND, if enough of us do this kind of work, that is how all souls can be forgiven.