True forgiveness can only come through repentance, and the mercy is from God,
only God, Exalted and Blessed is He.

True forgiveness means forgiving and then forgetting, and never bringing it
into the light again. It is gone, truly gone. You do not speak of it, you do
not remember it, you do not have it anywhere near you. Never.

A life in transition draws upon forgiveness in order to make peace with the
past. Receiving the message in the truest sense, you are asked to consider:
Who is it that calls out to you for forgiveness? To whom do you call out to
for forgiveness?

To all of you who find the courage in your heart to forgive those who
betrayed you, this message brings a blessing.

Forgiving someone who hurt you and making amends-these are two faces of
forgiveness. There is a third face as well; consider whether receiving this
message at this moment, may be an invitation to extend forgiveness to your
self as well.

This is an opportunity to consider the situations in your life where you have
been thoughtless, unkind or mean-spirited. What can you do to make amends? do
you need to write a letter, sit face to face, or simply speak openly to that
person, ask for forgiveness, and give them your blessing even if they do not
respond to you?

It has been said that to cling to resentment is to harbor a thief in your
heart, for resentment robs you of your energy, your strength, your peace of
mind and, ultimately, your abilities to heal. It is not part of our nature to
withhold forgiveness. And yet, to those of you for whom forgiveness is
impossible, this message brings a double blessing. One for the courage it to
close the door on the past; another for your willingness to go on and live
your life.

There is one more blessing in this message. It is for those who have the
courage to brave the fearsome seas of anger and rage and, in time, arrive
upon forgiveness' safe shore.

Take this moment, the forgiveness counsels, to begin cleaning out the old.
And if you have already begun, be gentle with yourself, it takes time to
release the past.

Let it be said this way; As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows.

This message would be incomplete without an image of forgiveness as the
scales upon which our lives are balanced: Joy in forgiving, and joy at being
forgiven, hang level in the balances of love.