Dr. Mary Tumpkin in her great book “Before You Pray….Forgive” offers this treatment that is guaranteed to cure every ill: “A Sure Remedy” from Charles Fillmore, Co-Founder of Unity School of Christianity.
Sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive every one against whom you have any ill will or antipathy. If you fear or if you are prejudiced against even an animal, mentally ask forgiveness of it and send it thoughts of love.
If you have accused anyone of injustice, if you have discussed anyone unkindly, if you have criticized anyone or gossiped about anyone, withdraw your word by asking them in the silence to forgive you.
If you have had a falling out with friends or relatives, if you are at law or engaged in contention with anyone, do everything in your power to end the separation.
See all things and all persons as they are – pure Spirit – and send them your strongest thoughts of love. Do not go to bed at night feeling that you have any enemies in the world.
I would add to this note to Dr. Fillmore’s sage advice – I suggest that you forgive yourself first and then everything you’ve been holding onto and then everyone. I believe that this is the best gift you can give yourself and the world this holiday season.
Also, forgiveness doesn’t necessarily include reconciliation with the person or a continued relationship… to learn more read “Before You Pray….Forgive” By Dr. Mary Tumpkin it’s a great book and can be purchased online at http://www.AgapeLive.com/Bookstore
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