Forgiveness, I believe, is an essential component of soulful living and could, in fact, be the ultimate form of spiritual practice.
In the care industry we are undoubtedly pushed to our limits and need to remain composed in the midst of “physical and emotional abuse” – but it is important to remember that…
“Your life is not about you – it’s about everyone whose life you touched and the way in which you touched it.”
Genuine forgiveness accelerates a new beginning – If our purpose in this life is “to express” and experience every act of Divinity that flows through us, then the Care Industry provides every opportunity to serve the agenda of our souls.
You know you have mastered a soul lesson when the circumstance has not changed but the way you respond has. This is true energy self mastery.
Live In Care has given me the opportunity to focus on my soul journey as it has enabled me to distance myself from family life and invest in my own transformation. It has also gifted me with a safe space in which to connect with my soul – solving problems using an internal guidance system, that is simply not taught in the care industry.
Forgiveness is an emotion that has to be practised but when mastered, has the power to set you free. It is because by practising forgiveness you become more open to the goodness of life, and that goodness is more able to find its way to you.
I realized that ‘to receive more love I need to give more love and to succeed I need to encourage the success of others.
Forgiveness may require relinquishing something that was important to you, such as giving up your moral indignation or your desire for retaliation – more than often in our industry it is unilateral as you learn to expect nothing in return.
It is a long-term, fluid, and ever-changing process which creates a foundation for dialogue and consequently a meaningful interaction in a gentle, understanding way..
One practical way to forgive others is to imagine ourselves in their shoes.
It is the ability to place yourself in someone else’s life (empathy) and to act according to this empathic connection you feel towards your fellow human beings (compassion).
Another way is the beautiful tool that was shared by Neale Donald Walsch – simple but powerful – it entails making use of an unpretentious statement “there I go again” and it became so apparent how simple it was to use and effectively deflate judgmental situations.
When my client made inappropriate noises or did any untoward action that made my stomach turn, I would say “there I go again burping in public with no regard for anyone else, or there I go again making a mess in the toilet.
It became evident that making light of difficult situations was always enough to put a smile on my face, enabled me to laugh in the face of adversity, and most importantly ensure that because of our connection, both the client and I are able to maintain that good feeling vibration.
Forgiveness is key, and the privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are by slowly mastering the emotions such as these…
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it”