Forgiveness is not for the other person, it is for our benefit and it is a healing practice. We should never put limits on it because once we do we are the one who suffers. Forgiveness does not say that we condone, excuse or pardon someone’s actions. What it does say is that I love myself enough to let go and heal. It is that simple, do you love yourself enough to forgive someone else for his or her actions so that you can have peace. You should not have to wait for them to say or do anything, like apologizing. If you want an apology then it is because your ego needs one. What if they never offer you an apology, do you want to hold onto your anger and suffer for the rest of your life? Because this is what will happen and it will cause problems in your body and your health over time if you do not let go and forgive.
For those of you who want to go deeper with this healing practice, recognize that we are all one. That energetically we are all connected and part of the creative energy of the universe. This means we are not separate from God, but part of God as everything is in creation. I am that, you are that, all this is that and that’s all there is. This means that we take 100 percent responsibility for everyone and everything. (See #12 and #15 for more thoughts on this.) Once we are able to do this, forgive and do The Practice (see #24) then we can begin clearing the collective energy, which helps us all to let go. Your human senses and left-brain will tell you otherwise, it will say this is not possible. However, your soul and spirit will know the truth of what I am saying. When I forgive you, I am forgiving myself and this is why it is healing to everyone to forgive.