God is a merciful God. He loves each and everyone of us. God forgives; we see it is written over and over in Christian text and scripture.
Can it be that simple? Can it be really that simple, that if we can simply begin (and simple here is so ironic) with forgiving ourselves we then might feel worthy and then be healed and in turn deserving of the mercy, bounty and blessings that God and the universe has to offer?
Today, for some reason it became so crystal clear to me that most of our pathology, mental illness, dis-ease and depression stems from our inability to forgive our selves and our inability to turn over those things of which we have no control to a higher power.
LET HIS WILL BE DONE!!!!!
If we are to live fully in this world and truly love our neighbor as we love ourselves, we first have to forgive our selves and then fully accept and love ourselves, flawed and all. Once we have accomplished this we can then forgive our neighbors and those we live in community with and for those whom we trouble forgiving we have to remember that God's will shall be done and therefore turn it over to him to deal with. this frees us up to love.
Believing that the journey isn't over until its over and in this life time there is an opportunity for healing, renewal and insight.
What a concept - we must forgive ourselves first and we can be forgiven as it has been promised and then freed up to live up to our life's purpose.