Forgiveness & Humility Classroom
The willingness to forgive is a spiritual leap of faith. When I feel offended and/or have been abused, wronged, misunderstood, labeled, judged, falsely accused, gossiped about, etc., it takes a strong and mature Soul to forgive. But remember, forgiveness is for me! The purpose of forgiveness is to get the toxins and hatred out of my Soul so I can be free of the shame, anger and resentments I feel so entitled to carry around. It is erroneous to believe that if I stay angry and resentful, I will protect myself from ever having “them” hurt me again. That is a lie.
Humility is the recognition of who I am: capable, miraculous, limited, in need of others, in need of help, and so forth. Humility means I am willing to take feedback and correction without shaming myself. Humility includes an openness and willingness to ask for help when I need it. In other words, it means acknowledging and fostering my ability to be emotionally vulnerable and open with other people (who are safe). Humility is prerequisite to emotional honesty and personal responsibility.