true forgiveness-through nautilus teachings

forgiveness heals
forgiveness heals

true forgiveness
begins with
acceptance…

when faced
with infidelity
loss of a spouse
death of a child
when you have
experienced
mental
physical
or sexual abuse
when
you feel as if you have been
beaten down so low
you can never rise up
when you feel as if
you are cracked wide open
and left weeping
on your knees
when for the millionth time as
you pray those familiar words
“Lord, hold me in the palm
of your hand
and heal me,
forgive me
and guide me…”
when you are
flattened
stressed out
pulled in
every direction
when the air
is being sucked
from you lungs
and you have finally
hit
rock bottom
this my friend ,
this moment
is what some people call
your
“come to Jesus” moment.
it is what I call
acceptance.

i accept my choices
i accept my choices

accepting who you are
the paths you have walked
the choices you have made
the failures
disappointments
weaknesses
and decisions
when you finally can say to yourself
“i made all my own choices…”
this
opening up
of the soul
this release of
unbearable pain
the invitation
to tranquility
to letting
the healing balm
of your faith
build
within you
strength
courage
confidence
voice
self worth
and stillness
all leading to
unfurling
is pure
acceptance.
it is only through
this recognition
that we then
are able to begin
the path to forgiveness
of loving ourselves
for who we really are…
we receive
fully the grace, light and love
of God.

we are able to listen
to those who hit, dunked,
wounded, scarred, hurt and
humiliated us
we accept their truths
knowing it was not us.
we are not poison.
we are not a mistake.
we were their
easy target
we were sponges
absorbing
all their pain…
how then do we forgive?
simply and honestly we speak the words
needed to be said –
“please forgive me…”
or
“i forgive you…”
no more questions
or
drawn out explanations
and excuses
just the words
“i forgive you…”

love your "self"
love your “self”

we are unquestionably
forgiven by God
He wraps us up in his
warm loving hug
by echoing
His example
we honor Him…
once we accept the truth
our loved one gives us-
(and it can be a bit
like telephone tag-)
for you may have different
memories,
recollections and
versions of the truth-
they may even believe
they never did
anything wrong!

THIS IS NOT THE POINT

true acceptance means
you take their word – period
forgiveness
immediately
opens up
your heart
to

release
release

releasing the relationship
by ending it completely
walking away gracefully
holding your head high
or by
renewing this relationship
by releasing
the past
allowing
your eyes,
heart
and soul to
welcome them in
openly
as a forgiven
and new person.
what choices will you make
on your path to forgiveness?
in releasing the pain,
the person
the memory
the fear
you allow in
acceptance
and love
of your
self…

new path, new choices
new path, new choices

you begin
a new path
with your feet
solid on the
deck of your life
as you ride
confidently
along
focusing
your life
upon
your faith…
We are
His children
He loves
forgives
and
accepts us
unconditionally!