Forgiveness

Definition of forgiveness

It is letting go of judgment, resentment, or a claim against another. It is an abundant act.

What is the purpose of forgiveness?

It is unconditional love that absolves negative Karma and frees us and others.

Some behaviours and attitudes that are governed by the EGO and stops us in forgiving others:

Behaviours

  • Holding judgment or anger toward another
  • Inability to forgive yourself
  • Blaming others and holding grudges

Attitudes

  • Belief that if you forgive, you may lose control over others
  • Desire to discredit, censure, accuse, or indict another
  • Belief that if you forgive, you were wrong
  • You have feelings of fear, anger and resentment

We can use some of the following techniques to align us with our Higher Self and to help us to forgive others:

  • Breathe deeply, relax, and let the feeling go
  • Allow the God force energy to flow through you
  • Practise unconditional love
  • Do not take another person’s words or actions personally
  • Remain calm and balanced at all times.

Affirmations can also help us to practise forgiveness towards others:

  1. I forgive myself for…….
  2. I forgive ……. for …..
  3. I release all negative and limiting beliefs.

Faith

(Taken from the book : The Light Shall Set you Free by Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune)

What is Faith?

Faith is the trust and conviction in a belief for which there is no proof.

What is the Purpose of Faith?

Faith is the Confidence in the Universal Laws and the Divine harmony of the universe.

To live happy and fulfilled live we need to build up our faith daily. But then our ego gets in the way and become so very powerful that it can prevent us from reaching our goals.

Some examples of where our ego intervenes are:

  • Our need to control everything around us. Things can happens in your life that you have no control over and learning to have faith that things will get better or not bad, will make you a better, relaxing person.
  • Materialism is another big problem that can wreck our lives.

We do not trust that the universe will provide for us, instead we gather as much money, food, clothes as we can.

Believe and trust in the Universe that you will have enough.

Then there are also egotistical attitudes that can work against our faith:

  • You let your ego be in charge instead of your spirit.
  • You fear and you dislike of what you receive. You are not happy with what is given to you and you want more, better.
  • You belief that you are unworthy.
  • You have feelings of scepticism.
  • You doubt everything and everyone.
  • You are in denial.
  • You show feelings of distrust.
  • You are suspicious of people around you. You cannot and do not want to just trust people.
  • You question people’s goodwill.
  • You feel rejected. You cannot open to people around you. You feel unloved because others do not give you the love and attention at a specific moment you want it.
  • You have a general sense of fear – fear that you will fail, fear to love and not get love in return, and fear of the unknown.

There are techniques where we can align with our Higher Self to build up our faith – here are some examples:

  • You need to overcome your fears and suspicions and the way to do this is to anchor the Light within yourself on a daily basis.
  • Mediation can also help you attain faith in yourself and others.
  • You need to recognize that there is a purpose in all things.

Affirmations can help us to build up our faith. Here are two that you may try, but there are many more – look them up and find one that will suit you.

  1. Let God’s will be done through me.
  • I trust in God to show me the way.

A Tribute to my Mom, Susanna Van Zyl

This is a tribute to my mom, Sannie Van Zyl who passed away on the 30th September 2018. She will leave a big gap in our lives.

Mom, we are so sad that you left us – you will leave a big gap in our lives – we will miss you but we have all the good memories you left us with. Those of us that shared the last few days with you here on earth know that you have suffered a lot but now you are without pain and in a better place with God.

Mom, God gave you so many talents and you used them all:  I will remember you for:

  • the beautiful toys you made
  • your beautiful garden
  • your lovely singing voice

Mom, I will remember your kind nature and your Christian way of life. You were always such a positive person (sometimes too positive for your own good), always smiled and ready to give a helping hand to anyone in need.

May you rest in peace.

Our Positive and Negative Mind

 (Taken from the book: Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

We all experience mind switches throughout our day. Our minds can take in a lot of information every second, every minute, and hour of the day. We gather negative and positive interpretations in our minds.

A negative mind is an interpretation and a positive mind is also an interpretation.

It can both be a turbulent mind. We can switch over from one to the other very quickly.

You can be courageous the one minute then become fearful the next. Love can transform into jealousy before you know it!

The important thing to attain a positive mind is to be silent. A silent mind is a positive mind.

We can learn to go beyond our positive and negative mind; we then become silent, non-judgemental, non-analytical, and non-interpretive.

We become the silent witness when we experience inner silence. In purity of silence we feel connected to our source and to everything around us.

Attachment

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Attachment is a form of fear, doubt, and worry, and this constricts the flow of nature’s intelligence. The more we detach and let go, the more spontaneously our desires are fulfilled.

Anything that happens in your body is a faint desire.

Desire is a pure potentiality seeking manifestation.

The fulfilment of Desire requires that we first BE, and the simply have the notion in our awareness spontaneously creates the reality.

The less you worry about the mechanics of desire, the more efficient it is.

Your Soul

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Your soul is not inside your body.

The soul projects itself as the body and the mind. The soul finds a location in space-time, and broadcast or telecast itself through the body.

My soul is localising or expressing itself through my body.

The soul does not exist in space or time; it is beyond space and time.

The soul is transcendent. It is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It is everywhere in general and nowhere in particular.

The life force itself is eternal; it’s unchanging; it’s all-pervading and we are that force.

We are constantly dying in order to re-create ourselves.

Stay in Tune With Your Body

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

Be aware of how you dance to the Universe.

Have awareness when you are walking.

Have awareness when you are sitting.

Have awareness when you are breathing.

This is life-centered, present-moment awareness.

Senses

(Taken from the book : Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra)

By using your senses, you can train your bodily rhythms to move with the Universal rhythms.

Sensory experience is taking in information from the Universe “outside” your body and matches it up with the information “inside” your body: the Universe within itself.

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