Ever had moments during your BIG Shift when you felt at the mercy of the world? Someone didn't fulfill a commitment, plans fell through, or an unexpected event occurred that had a disastrous impact on your world.
BIG Shifts can send your world into a tailspin, especially if you dwell on the downside of your descent. Stuff happens. But YOU keep it alive by turning it over in your mind relentlessly and talking about it incessantly, as if the bad news were gospel truth.
Here's your window of opportunity. Call in the power tool of forgiveness. Forgiveness helps to heal the perception of separation. It is an opening to the understanding of your essential connectedness.
The problem with the illusion of separation is that when you see others as separate, it makes real the idea of you as a separate being in your unconscious mind. It also keeps you in a position of being at the mercy of the world.
Quantum physics teaches that you cannot really separate one thing from something else. So … you are everywhere and, in fact, the world is not being done to you; it is being done by you. This makes forgiveness a snap, doesn't it?
I like the concept of Quantum Forgiveness from A Course In Miracles as it undoes the idea of separation (the ego) in your unconscious mind. This is because of an important energetic principle which A Course in Miracles puts this way:
‘As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself. As you think of him you will think of yourself. Never forget this, for in him you will find yourself or lose yourself.’
Through this kind of forgiveness you come to realize that the people you see out there are just split aspects of your own mind. Forgiveness is an invitation to awaken from the dream and return to what we really are… ONE.
Quantum forgiveness is a powerful tool because it is done at the level of the mind, which is ‘cause’ and not at the level of the world, which is ‘effect.’ It is not about giving up the world; it is simply changing your experience of it. This is not about fixing your life. It is about waking up to your life. When you give up the life you had, for the life that is possible, you are now in the playground of real power … a life at cause!
Changing your vantage point, changes the view AND the knowing. From there your seeing is dictated by true vision. Presto, change-o, just like that, everything's different. This kind of forgiveness is more about ‘right seeing.’
Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese
Forgiveness is vital to your personal evolution and impacts the ease with which you navigate your BIG Shift. It opens the floodgates to an abundance of ideas and resources. It opens the flow of what is naturally available to you.
Here are 3 ways to connect with forgiveness to help you do just that:
1. List 10 positive outcomes of your BIG Shift. Chances are you've given plenty of energy to what's wrong about this BIG Shift. Take the time to notice what's right! Look for the silver lining, what positive possibilities are at play? From a big picture perspective, what is now possible because of your BIG Shift? Be willing to re-write the story of your BIG Shift.
2. Practice compassionate self care. If you've mused over your BIG Shift for a long time, realize that setting off on a new direction can take some time. As you try to make a new path out of the dark woods, you'll make mistakes. Be patient and kind to yourself. Extreme stress has a profound effect on the body. Give yourself time to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. Don't bottle up the pain and discomfort. Allow the time and energy to process the massive changes in your world.
3. Bless your BIG Shift. When you start feeling down about your situation, send it light AND send a blessing. The energy of a blessing has two effects: it neutralizes the toxic effect of negative emotions (which are stored in your body) and the blessings you bestow on the situation come back to you. It's an energetic principle! As you shift from blaming to blessing you've accessed the most powerful pathway. A word of warning: when you first try this, the “blessing” may feel contrived, empty, and even hypocritical but keep at it. Eventually, it will become your new way of being.
Forgiveness heals the illusion of separation and brings you to being at cause in your life, rather than at effect. Forgiveness frees others, but mostly, it frees YOU!