Blog entry by Lars Muhl from 15 April 2013
The moment you understand what you have caused another human being, one of the most important processes in the evolution towards the eternity plane, begins.
Forgiveness used as a superficial repression mechanism – without complete balance between emotion, thought, word and deed – is an illusion.
When conscience leads to an inner emotion, and one grieve to have committed an offence against another human being, to have crossed its boundaries or in another way to have hurt someone else, the identification with the injured person’s pain, will be so intense that one will have to ask that person for forgiveness.
Forgiveness is not an unconscious instrument for self-deception, with which people conveniently avoid seeing perhaps less flattering aspects of themselves in the eyes, but a deep and usually cumbersome process, that eventually turns the hardened heart hole. A process that is about consciousness and energy.
Forgiveness is not a magical concept, that gets everything unpleasant to disappear, as if by magic. But it can transform the ‘victim’ and the ‘executioner’ into a room of reconciliation, through mutual empathic consciousness which eventually will realize the connection of everything as a whole.
To regret something you have done, I see as becoming an awareness of something, I did not know before. No one can go through life without causing other people pain. It’s part of cosmic pedagogy of life.
Asking a hurt human being for forgiveness, starts an awareness process, that leads toward true empathy – that is if the request stems from a sincere sorrow and regret, at having committed wrong or – made a mistake. At that moment one sees the other person, and one understands what it is one has caused this person. In my opinion, it is one of the most important processes in a person’s development towards the eternity plane.
The hardened heart
A Law of Karma without forgiveness is comparable to the Old Testament an-eye-for-an-eye and a-tooth-for-a-tooth-thinking. It counts right up until the heart bursts. He who will not hear must be made to feel.
Then when you have felt, the heart itself opens, or it hardens. If it opens, man enters the new times ahead with a new perspective that sets free. If one hardens, an icy spirituality without real heart contact, is developed.
There may be many reasons, why one is not able to face ones own actions. The great danger is in that, when you do have committed an injustice against another human being, one has a tendency to ignore the consequences of this other person and oneself.
During a re-interpretation of the action, one may reassure oneself, that the other one probably has been asking for it, or that this is his or her karma. That way, we only make matters worse, and the self-knowledge and insight, made available to us as an opportunity for transformation at that moment, turns out to be the dirt, now conveniently swept under the carpet, instead. When the regret and request for forgiveness, on the other hand arise from sincere repentance – and if this request is granted through a similar sincere understanding – this is reflected immediately in the etheric field.
That moment something dark and heavy, is transformed into light and lightness. Then energy increases, it flows unhindered and opens for an accumulation of even more energy and consciousness.
I can not be forgiven, if my scruple is not sincere and based on true regret. And vice versa: I can not forgive another person unless I am able to turn my sorrow, pain or anger at having been wronged.
It may be, that the grief and anger must be lived through and expressed, but if it is not the released in a process that involves awareness and understanding of the ‘victim’s’ solidarity to the ‘executioner’, in the end, I will forever be limited by grief and anger, guilt and shame.
Leaving ‘justice’ to God or the cosmic forces, is only proof that you have misunderstood your role as a human being. We are here on the earth plane as co-creators of reality. If we refuse to take on this task, eventually, we shall really need forgiveness.
Through our experiences, both as individuals and as part of the large collective, we are led – for better or worse – toward greater awareness.
It interesting that many have misinterpreted the Eastern traditions and claim that we only are incarnated here, to leave again as soon as possible. That our existence here on the earth plane is an illusion, etc. This has led many to seek the place in themselves, which in reality focus on a nirvana, which means somewhere else.
Hereby is only to note: That which is here, is also there. What does not exist here, does not exist anywhere.
Ergo, the reality is here and now on the earth plane where we are. When we consider how connected everything is as a whole, and how great a creature man is, we must conclude that it would be strange if our presence here on the earth plane was due to divine errors.
Nor is it so. We are here for a very specific reason: to make our experiences and learn to express our qualities and through that to act as co-creators. And for this task, we have a number of tools to help us complete the great plan.
Just think how great it is, that we humans have emotions. We can express happiness, sadness, empathy, anger, empathy, hatred, etc. Of course, we have gotten these because they are to be used.
And the more experiences we make, the better we understand, how important it is to learn to express these feelings, but also that they must never become our master. We must learn to see what emotions want to express, and we will have to live through their being, to understand ourselves, our world and our fellow human beings.
‘Love thy neighbor as thy own naphsha’
This way, Yeshua’s (Jesus) radical form of forgiveness works . ‘Love thy neighbor as thy own naphsha’ (your higher self), says Yeshua. To love your own naphsha, means that you know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and are able to take responsibility for yourself, at all planes.
Just as Yeshua cast a circle, creating a sacred space around him, every man can learn how to cast a circle and create a sacred space around him.
Yeshua sacred space is drop-shaped. The drop is multidimensional and reflects all 360 degrees around. The drop symbolizes the always accessible dimension, which is equal to the holographic concept of forgiveness. This dimension could also be called awareness.,There is only one way of understanding forgiveness: by practicing it from the heart. Unconditionally, forgiveness is to give up any kind of prejudice and judgment. But that does not mean that the discrimination is set aside.
According to Yeshua’s Aramaic psychology one judges others, every time he judges himself – just as one judges oneself every time one judges another human being.
Forgiving means, not only to let go of someone else’s slips but at the same time being willing to focus on the other person’s best qualities.
The Aramaic expression of forgiveness, shbag, holds also the desire to start the good reputation of the person who has offended, instead of limiting the ‘culprit’ with even more projections of guilt.
Such a practice, is said to be one of the most radical breaks with any kind of judgment, which in the regular exchange between people only rarely is terminated, normally.
Yeshua’s kind of forgiveness means that you understand, that everything one misses in life, is everything that you yourself is lacking to give.