Forgiving is the same as letting go.
Unforgiving is the same as holding on.
When you hold on, you stagnate your energy. You create short-circuits within yourself. You punish yourself and call it virtue.
Do not keep ideas from the bitter past. Do not retain bitterness nor self-righteousness.
It is not up to you to forgive someone else. They do not need your dispensation. It is up to you to not harbor their mischief in the first place. When you judge, you sentence yourself.
Letting go of your own accumulation of grief is solely up to you. It is you who has kept it. No one has kept it for you.
Feeling unforgiveness is an attempt to banish the offender. You do wish to hurt him. You want to hurt him back. In that case, you must let your disdain and sense of unfairness go so that you can be free of harboring unlove in your heart.
With unforgiveness, you put up an iron bar in your own heart that keeps you prisoner. Let your pain go. Give up. Give up your fight. You fight yourself. An iron bar does not belong in your heart.
Your heart belongs with Me. Don't waste your time on earthly grievances. Let My great love enter your heart, and an imagined enemy will vanish. He will vanish from your heart, and you are both freed. Thoughts do hold another to you, and you to him. Why hold on to those thoughts that weren't welcome in the first place?
Ask Me to help you let go of grievances. Surely, you don't need them. Surely, the world doesn't need them. So what is the point? You poison yourself and you blame another. Let go, let go!
Let the flame of My heart purify yours.
Let your heart burn bright.
Empty your heart of pain.
Then your heart will be a free agent.
It will beat strong.
It will pulse My love and uplift the world.
You must uplift the world.
It needs upliftment.
No longer wait for someone else to raise the consciousness of the world.
It waits for you to ease it.
This is not a huge burden or responsibility.
This is a huge blessing.
Your thoughts of love can remedy the pain in the world. Your thoughts. My love.
Picture a bright sun in your heart.
This sun in your heart radiates beyond your heart.
The rays are felt miles away and years away.
Picture the light of this sun in your heart as it envelops the whole of you in its beams. You become this beaming of the sun. When it fills you and escapes your borders, what are you then but the sun itself? You are filled with the sun, and the sun bursts from your boundaries.
Be your true nature. Your true nature is to shine. Not to hold back, but to shine. Let the truth of you burst forth.
Do not refrain from love in your heart. Unbridle it.
Let your heart be what it wants. You are not the proprietor of your heart. It is not your little piece of property.
Free the whale of your heart.
You have penned up your heart.
Now is time to free it.
Open it up, your heart.
Let it be itself.
Hem it in no longer.
Abandon restriction of your heart.
Let it free.
It knows better than you what unboundedness is.
Let your heart be a sunlight-filled ocean that knows no shore.
Let your heart welcome Heaven itself. Let your heart be.
No one can abandon you. You can only abandon yourself. You imagine that part of you goes away with another, that perhaps your identity is less. What an imagination you have!
As for Me, I can never leave you. I do not ever leave you. But sometimes you leave Me. Abandon yourself to Me, not from Me.
Abandoning yourself to Me is getting your head and heart straight. Do not lose sight of Me. Meet My eyes, for they seek yours.
My children often learn their lessons hard.
There is nothing for you to learn but to be with Me. When you are being, you are with Me.
It is not that you must get away from yourself. You must get away from the smallness you pretend is yourself. You must get to your true self. And here I am. Here I am!
Call My name, and know you call your own true name.
Stop running away from Me. Run towards Me. Run into My arms of love. Let My eyes look into yours and Our eyes will meet. Feel My presence. I am not an intellectual acquaintance. I am your heart's love. I am not far away from you. I am within you. I feel your heart beat now. It beats for Me.
When you feel depressed, ask yourself, not what you are depressed about, but whose thoughts are you carrying, whose thoughts are entering your awareness, and then turn those thoughts over to Me, and back away from them. Even if you do not know whose thoughts you are thinking, give them over to Me.
Thoughts that depress you are unnatural thoughts. It is not part of life to be depressed. Who told you that it was? Certainly not I!
Someone somewhere sold you on the art of depression, as though it makes you a sensitive worthy soul of great depth. You have thought it makes you more or gives you a specialness. Do not honor depression. It is a false cloud you slip under.
You consider situations grave, and you look at them with gravity, as though gravity were respect.
Disrespect depression. Be done with it! It is an actor. It is a sham.
I am not telling you to pretend sadness or loneliness or fear away. I am telling you that you pretend they are there. Abandon your pretense. Kick it away. Step out of those worn shoes. Step into My footprints. Follow Me. Come where I take you. Enough of the other!