Why a Forgiveness Movement?
The purpose of our web site is to suggest we have a choice for the kind of world we live in. Since time began, we have been perpetuating a hoax upon ourselves, living a life of uncertainty, at times of indescribable pain, of fear and an endless search for peace and love when, in truth, everything we need to live in happiness is within us right now.
There is an alternative to hate and conflict; to deprivation and suffering. The Forgiveness Movement will support our common intention to demonstrate there is a peaceful way to deal with our differences as well as heal what seems to be a wounded and failing environment.
The world our eyes see deceives us, reporting only what our mind believes. In truth we are bound together as integral parts of a single mind/spirit. We are born of a single Cause and share a unified consciousness—something we cannot change regardless of our belief. What we were created to be cannot be lost. Though mostly buried, there remains in our mind the awareness of what is true about us. Yet while separateness is still our dominant belief, we are actually now in the process of letting it go. Thought by thought, slowly, guided by an inner awareness and in ways we are mostly unconscious of, we are opening our mind to a different truth. Our goal is to consciously pursue this movement.
Each of us came to this world looking for something because we have long believed there was something missing in us. That we are all part of one harmonious Creation has been lost to our awareness. What we think we look for is something that will enrich our lives in the world; make us smarter, richer and have better relationships. That, at least, is how it seems to a belief that looks “outside” itself for what it seems to lack. But nothing really will satisfy our longing until we realize it is a part of our Self we have disowned that leaves us now with the sense that something is missing. It is the part we have taught ourselves to call brother, or friend, or enemy—or God.
Reconnecting with this part of us will not be easy for we have made an entire universe dedicated to making everything look different and do “unacceptable” things that we might practice our well-honed art of Self deception. Moment to moment, in subtle and not so subtle ways, we reaffirm our desire—our need—to be separate.
The Movement of Forgiveness is an opportunity to discover a truth about ourselves now hidden by a perception and a world dedicated to the principles of fear. But until we have a fuller understanding of what real forgiveness is, the freedom it offers can be misperceived as a way to avoid dealing with pain and suffering, instead of being the means to heal it. Join us and together we will change the world.