We don’t find enough love to forgive. It’s the other way around.
Love is an energy of a much higher vibration than is judgement. Or anger, resentment or fear. “Love is patient, kind, and keeps no record of wrongs“, not by choice, but by nature. Hatred and love cannot occupy the same space at the same time any more than can darkness and light.
To embody love, for oneself and others, we must forgive. We must let go of all judgement.
I started writing a post a few days ago about self acceptance on a global scale. I wanted to offer the idea of a day, like Valentines Day, where instead of romantic love we celebrated self love. A day when as many hearts as possible made the decision to let go of the need to change any and all aspects of who they are in the moment.
The need to change; which is different from the desire to. Need is always born of fear. In this case a fear of not being enough. Change happens gracefully without it.
I want all people to feel the peace of life without self judgement; the wholeness of knowing themselves as enough, just as they are in the moment. Even if that moment were to last forever. So this post I wrote had a few more thoughts around that, and some direction as to how to get there emotionally and energetically.
This morning while out on a short walk I realized it wasn’t as simple as I first thought. I became aware of a very important aspect of my journey to a place of deep inner peace and self acceptance. A critical one.
There is no getting around this. Love is on the other side of forgiveness, not the other way around. Love carries no judgement, so there is never anything to forgive from within its view.
Forgiveness is essential, then, both to love and self acceptance. Because deep down we know we can. For some this is very deep down. Even the possibility of it may feel out of reach. It may be a long way from where we are at right now. And that’s ok.
But when we breathe deeply and get present, and when we see beauty in the world, we are reminded of love, and that we can indeed always choose it. We can choose to let go of anger, resentment and judgment. To return home to wholeness we must let go of what holds us apart from it.
We must forgive.
Other souls. Groups. Institutions. Corporate entities. Ideologies even.
We must often forgive Life- or our idea of God, The Universe, Source, or whatever name we give that which we believe to be dealing the cards. We must forgive ourselves.
Deep down we know we can.
A day of global self acceptance would be powerful indeed. Our self judgement is where all of our judgement about others begins. It is the foundation of our defenses. When we experience the true wholeness of utter self acceptance, there is nothing to protect. Nothing to fear or fight for. Peace on Earth is possible. Truly being enough for yourself changes everything.