If something in life feels just a 'little off centre'. it is usually due to a blockage in our energy and vibrations or a self-limiting belief we have not acknowledged. Often these come our sub-conscious There will always be people, situations, circumstances that leave us with negative emotions...
The key is to accept and release. Forgiveness is taking back your control of how you respond #thepowerofforgiveness. It allows you to release the negative emotions that keep you locked into a the past and be free to nourish your mind, body and spirit. When you take back your control, you allow yourself to become the best version of you and that will bring clarity to see the path to connecting with your soul's purpose and living your best life now. Being happy is an inside job and being able to navigate your emotions and responses to people and life events often starts with the ability to come from a forgiveness centred outlook and approach to life. Remember you have Control over your choices and options. No-one else should that much power over your life. Some people stay in what they feel are hopeless situations their whole lives without ever making a decision to find a solution to get through them. The resent builds and the ability or desire to come from a place of forgiveness dissipates, creating barriers and blockages in relationships. Instead of complaining about your circumstances and wishing it were different, determine to get through them and come to the place you want to be in. If you’ve been saying for years, “I’m going through this situation,” stand up and declare, “I’ve had enough. It’s time to get through this mess!” Your circumstances may not change right away, but everything begins with a decision and how you respond has a direct impact on how others respond to you and how you respond to the situation or circumstances.
One of the strongest influences in my life is my faith. My trust in God allows me to stand in the knowledge He will give me the strength and grace to come through anything. I experienced this first hand when I was badly let down by some so called friend. My trust in them was betrayed not only personally but also in business and for a short time I was consumed with anger and bitterness. It was only when I gave it to God in prayer and asked for the Holy Spirit’s help to come through these emotions was I able to feel that I had a sense of peace and forgiveness about the experience and the people involved. Yes, I had been hurt but to hold onto these negative thoughts and emotions would mean I would have stayed stuck in the negative impact the situations was having on my life and I would not be able to truly move forward and experience all the amazing things life still had instore for me. Making the decision to forgive will mean you have to think about what to do Your THOUGHTS determine your Actions, your actions create your REALITY. Overwhelm and lack of clarity can stop you in your tracks, fear of it happening again or self-doubt begin to creep in and before you know it, you are stuck and unable or unwillingly to take the next step on your journey. Doing this only means you have allowed the situation or people to have control of the direction of your life and as I said earlier the key to Freedom is Forgiveness. For me trusting in God gives me the knowledge, that whatever may happen, we can stand in the secure knowledge that acceptance of God’s plan for us ensures our success as He promises to work for our good.
Along with FORGIVENESS, comes LOVE KINDNESS and COMPASSION
These words that have the potential to change the world and the immediate power to change the life of just one person anywhere at any-time. ❤How we treat others will always have an impact that is hidden, the impact on their heart and mind. Positive or negative; for that person there will be an emotion that is evoked as a response to our actions or treatment of them. ❤No one is perfect, we all make mistakes and whatever the situation, Love, kindness and compassion and forgiveness should transcend emotion and translate into action. ❤Leading with love, showing compassion, acting out kindness, practising forgiveness, are the ways we as human being should be behaving as we live side by side. ❤It is heart breaking to see the normalisation of condemning, harassing, tearing down, hounding, belittling, judging and slander. 🙏The Bible says, ‘To him who is afflicted, kindness should be shown Job 6:14 🙏When it comes to Christlike compassion, the Bible teaches us two more things. In adversity someone may find themselves in, Pressure? Rejection? Pain? Temptation? Slander? Lies? False accusations? But what is worse is when a person finds themself in a situation where they are consumed with a feeling of Isolation. They feel there is no solution, no way back, they feel they have no one to talk to and there is no way forward. 🙏We need to Respond to the needs of others. We have to stand up and say it's not okay to treat people in a way that puts them in a place of hopelessness. 🙏Each and every person should take time to reflect on how they treat others, it’s not enough just to recognise and relate to the needs of others when something tragic happens, we need to make love, kindness and compassion the automatic response and behaviour to how interact with each other. 🙏So what happens after the media coverage and heartfelt messages stop following another tragic loss of life? 🙏We are called to action on a practical level! otherwise, our desire to make a change is meaningless. Love, kindness and compassion have no limits. We need to get our hands dirty to meet the needs of another. 🙏The Bible says: ‘God anointed Jesus…with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him’ Acts 10:38 What’s your main concern in life – looking good or doing good? If you have truth and authenticity in your heart, you already know the answer to that question. 🙏Attitudes are fickle at best – and outright ugly at worst. Clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience’ Colossians 3:12 Some of us have to work harder at this than others. But there’s no opt-out clause: ‘All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another.’ One person at a time, one day at a time, we can make a difference. Let's do this, make Love, kindness and compassion the words you live your life by.
I am loving reading the work of Tosha Silver at the moment, it is deepening my concept of LOVE in the wider sense and how we are created with it as the essence of our souls. Some people say I am too 'soft' or 'forgiving' or wear 'rose tinted specs when looking at life' but for me this is how we are called to be through God. ❤ If your belief is in 'the universe' or Law of Attraction, the same principle is the foundation - 'what you put out or have as your focus, is what you will receive back. In today's world there can be a quickness to respond negatively, to look for the injustice, to be susceptible to selfishness and greed but there is also a growing awareness that we are on a path that does not appeal to most. Day by day people are beginning to question how they live their lives, how they think about things, how they interact with other people and the world around them. But forgiving those who hurt, disappoint, let you down or betray you ISN'T always easy‼ Our human nature calls for retribution or justice but with that comes a whole load more negativity which in turn continues to drain you of your JOY .. The following scriptures help to focus on staying in the positive state of love and kindness when our instinct is to rise up in anger. 1) ‘Better…one with self-control than one who takes a city’ (Proverbs 16:32) 2) ‘A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offence’ (Proverbs 19:11) 3) ‘Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools’ (Ecclesiastes 7:9) 4) ‘Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness…God desires’ (James 1:19-20) 5) ‘Get rid of all bitterness, rage…anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you’ (Ephesians 4:31-32) Anger and bitterness are like fire; when it’s kept under control, it can bring warmth and comfort. But when it’s out of control, it can destroy everything in its path. What would the path be like if we all strived to love more, forgive more, be kind more often and live with a sense of continual gratitude.
Say ‘thank you’ for everything in your life you appreciate, and that is good. Everything that supports you and that you love. Everything you are able to do and to enjoy. All the possibilities and freedoms you have, all the beauty you can access. As you go throughout your day, continue to notice the good things that are supporting you, that are good, and that you appreciate. Tell the people you love how you feel about them, and recognise that they are there for you and are the ones who have proven themselves worthy of your love, your attention and care.
And when the need arises, forgive with a loving, compassionate, kind and grateful heart.
Love and blessings
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