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  • Writer's pictureNancy Parker

The Quality of Forgiveness

There is one quality that many of us struggle with, but which is so important at present, and that quality is forgiveness. Many people who are embracing the higher vibrational energies of love, caring, trust and compassion are finding unexpected confrontations and denials from family members and friends.

It seems we are at a crossroads, a time of decisions; and the decisions of some to remain in a negative mindset can be unexpected and hurtful, when so-called friends and family try to push us back into this negative pattern that they have been used to and which they expect.

Those who are beginning to embrace the qualities of compassion, faith and trust in a more positive future may find the old anger, fear and denial they encounter from others quite hurtful and

challenging. They may see punishment being indicated as appropriate, where they had hoped and expected to see kindness and compassion. So we are confronted with a decision to offer forgiveness or to react with anger and resentment.

When we can pause, reflect and forgive, then positive energy can start to permeate our communities.

As Shakespeare wrote‘The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as a gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed; it blesses him who gives and him who takes’

Although we have been conditioned with the importance of justice – ‘an eye for an eye’! today a hug, a handshake, or a smile of forgiveness can spread the positive energy of love and compassion throughout our families and communities – one small gentle shower at a time.

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