What does FORGIVENESS mean to you?
Published on March,3, 2014 | Olive Guillais-Lazure
Happy New Month ~ March
Wishing you all a new month overflowing with FAITH.
It was not so long ago, back at the beginning of February that I was talking about each month coming up with a word that we can use as a way of assessing how good or bad, or important something is, in comparison to other things going on in our lives. We need not only to find an equilibrium, we also need to put it into practice to lift our spirit. In February the word was FORGIVENESS.
Well how did you do practising FORGIVENESS for the whole month?
I personally over the years have found it to be challenging. Challenging when someone has abused your trust, challenging when someone has let you down, challenging when you are having to dig yourself out a hole, which someone else has caused you to fall into. Although it’s not easy, it does get easier over time ~ forgiving. As time passes by, you soon realise that non FORGIVENESS eats away at you, and that though forgiveness is challenging, it nevertheless, promotes PEACEFULNESS.
The healing process of FORGIVENESS though starts with SELF. Having to forgive yourself, for the feeling of shame, embarrassment, for the self-pity. When FORGIVING yourself, firstly, you are officially releasing yourself from the anger and blame.
ANGER shall continue to remain rooted and alive in your life, and will not stop growing unless you decide to uproot it, and replace it with FORGIVENESS. ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure
This is my take on FORGIVENESS.
The key that opens the heart to FORGIVENESS, opens the door to LOVE ~ Olive Guillais-Lazure
The word for March is PERSISTANT.
Happy New Month!!