30 Days of Forgiveness - Day 24 - Forgiveness Focus from ACIM
"Select one person you have used as a target for your grievances, and lay the grievances aside and look at him. “ --ACIM, Lesson 78
This one may be a challenge. I know it has been for me. Think of someone you hate, someone whose very name galls you and makes you mad. Someone who tormented you in high school, or made your life miserable in college, or bugs you on a daily basis at work.
Perhaps it's someone who you hardly know, but whose name sets your teeth on edge. Or maybe it's someone you see every day who drives you crazy. Whoever it is, try this.
Try and lay the grievances you have against them aside and look at them. What do they look like? What is their home life like? Who do they love? What are their hobbies? How do they keep themselves safe? What are they afraid of?
Do a full study of this person and see if that changes your view of them. Do a forgiveness letter and see if this takes some of the energy out of your grievances. Say the Ho'oponopono prayer for them all day and see if you feel differently by the end of the day.
Let me know how it goes!
[Thanks for this one goes to my sister-in-law Katie Simmons, I am grateful for her friendship and support.]