Forgive Everyone Everything: no 28 of 45 #Lessons in #Life

15 12 24 Lesson 28I got this slide show for Christmas this year.

Lesson 28 hit me most:

  • Forgive Everyone Everything.

That requires quite an effort of

  • turning pain into courage
  • changing anger into pity
  • and transforming emotions into understanding, it seems.

For what is my motor for standing up for Children’s and Grandchildren’s Rights?

I’m sure it’s outrage above all else. At all those perpetrators who not only commit crimes but also cover them up.

  • Who not only kill, abuse and torture physically, but also online, emotionally.
  • Who collude, conspire and contrive, with 40 or so false accounts.
  • Who are hypocrites and intimidators, liars and fakes, abusing position and power, assuming ‘authority’ with wig and robe, uniforms and cells.

And I have to forgive all those victims who hate us as ‘rescuers’ and McKenzie Friends for not having ‘solved their case’ for them. 

I have to forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.

I have to forgive them, for they don’t understand the patterns that connect the mechanisms of evil.

I have to forgive them, for they can’t know what to do about these atrocities. There are too many of these ‘authorities’, none of them are ‘responsible’. They just send you from pillar to post. And should you figure out what the right procedure is in court, you will find that the solicitors and barristers don’t work in your interest. Let alone the judges.

I had to find out by myself, too. I had to dare do things I had never done before. I had to turn fear into courage. I had to discover that courage is in the heart that either shrinks and feels fear or expands and feels courage for action and communication.

And thus I keep blogging and emailing, tweeting and facebooking, slidesharing and linking in – as if I had never been hit by shills, trolls and hoaxes or arrested by police.

Just as we’re called to dance as if nobody is watching and love as if we’ve never been hurt before

This, too, will pass. It’s only Yoga, the union of mind, body and spirit…

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6 thoughts on “Forgive Everyone Everything: no 28 of 45 #Lessons in #Life

  1. Yours has not been an easy road. I know that. And I think it was divine will that caused videos to be released. I now some things hurt and stung but many are hurt and stung at all that has happened to many who have felt great pain knowing what happened to two children. I only ask all to consider that 2 adults were also victimized and I see no way to imagine that in their trusting state, they were not seriously injured with psychological Trauma. Did they always speak rationally? Maybe not. Were they always in control and sound in thought. If not, then they are much like all of us. But such severe betrayal would be very apt to make them super-sensitive to even the slightest seeming betrayal, and a defensive reaction, if not over-reaction, which is natural for trauma victims. How do you lose 2 children you loved dearly with no fault of your own? Would you feel bitter? I know I would.

    I have a thought on forgiveness. If we forgive those not worthy or appreciative of forgiveness, where will we gain? If it is given with out asking anything in return, where is the correction of behavior or the incentive to change? How will we overcome evil if we continually let evil off the hook, without anything in return from them? You have a right to be angry. You meant well and maybe that was not recognized. But few good things any of us do will ever get recognized. Life is not very grateful. Yours is not an easy position. You were bullied and lost much and saw no thanks for it. All I can say is that I think that is the way life tends to be. You posted the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling a few months ago. That poem says much the same. There is little to be gained or hoped for and this is life’s challenge.

    We know the system is corrupt to the core, and is no longer functional. We have lost to evil. Its now just deciding if we want to stick with good or join the evil. Because evil will not be content with letting us alone. either we join, or we suffer. I choose the suffering myself. I believe there is a God who has power and purpose and has not left us without guidance. He even saw fit to heave it written down.

    Maybe I will end this this way. Life presents us with big challenges. They are not easy to overcome. But the tough will overcome them and the rest will not. We do not prove who we are in times of calm and leisure. It is only when times are tough that we show who we are. I still hope and pray that we can all come to a better understanding and be more considerate of what others are also struggling with. I ask that of anyone who reads this. We are all hurting. But its how we handle that hurt that will make a difference or not. Your post made me think and strain my brain. For that, I am most grateful. I am not an enemy, but a friend. But I always question everything. If you had been burned and betrayed as I was once as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 80s, you would always question everything, too. My best as always.

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  2. This is the only way Sabine I agree, for the alternative is self destructive of peace and contentment. It is harder to give than to receive. It is harder to love than to hate. It is harder to forgive than to blame. That’s why Christ’s message is so unique in character and so hard to fulfill without a bit of outside (or inside?) spiritual assistance – as people have discovered down through the ages. ‘Taking up crosses and following’ will I guess never be easy. Hopefully you will be soon vindicated and liberated from this repressive and unjust process that shames the English ‘justice’ system. A clear conscience and a rightful cause are great fortifiers.

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  3. It may be worth remembering the words: “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord!” and rest on that. It is for God to judge and forgive and divine forgiveness is predicated on human contrition and repentance, of which we are all in need. Human justice tries to imitate it with varying degrees of success but it is a poor imitation. So we must all strive to do what good we can, and as little evil as possible. And if despite our best efforts we fail on both counts, to have the humility to admit it and endeavour to try harder. Quakers believe there is ‘light’ in everyone, and however dim it may be restored. Maybe this is the ‘light that came into the world, and the darkness comprehended it not’?

    ‘The quality of mercy is not strained;
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
    It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
    ‘T is mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
    The throned monarch better than his crown:
    His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
    The attribute to awe and majesty,
    Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
    But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
    It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings,
    It is an attribute to God himself;
    And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
    When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
    Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
    That, in the course of justice, none of us
    Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
    And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
    The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much
    To mitigate the justice of thy plea;’

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