arrowsFor years I’ve been writing about forgiveness and how it’s energetic and not emotional, how forgiveness is required to cross the 4th dimensional bridge into higher dimensions, and how it allows us to release our karmic partners, and close soul contracts and karmic cycles. But we all get stuck in some part of that process, as we start out with powerful intentions that fade as we stand face to face with our karmic partners and re-live the pain of our karma. While we step into these situations wanting to forgive and release, our emotions take over and we want redemption, to  know that they regret their actions and are willing to atone for the pain they have caused us. We want to trust them, we want a new truth about ourselves, which we think they can give us, and we settle for a trade-off as our forgiveness takes on conditions that keep us in our karmic cycles.

It is not easy to forgive someone who has hurt us, and release the entire situation without looking back on what could or might have been if they had been different. Depending on how emotionally involved we are, or how much we expect from that person, the line between forgiveness and redemption blurs as we stand in the possibility of forgiveness and want to give them one more chance to ‘do it right’ or take the moral high ground, before we let them go. But we’re doing this for us, not for them, because we want acknowledgement of our own truth — that we deserved better from them.

But this lifetime is like all other lifetimes, where our karmic partners stick to their purpose, to do what needs to be done to create energetic space for our healing and transformation, leading to our releasing the karma through forgiveness. But we ignore this potential because our wounded ego desires validation, wants them to play nice, to be kind, and to show consideration for our feelings. We want to be able to trust them and for that, they need to redeem themselves, to be nice and to not do whatever they did in the past. So we create opportunities for redemption and make our forgiveness conditional on whether someone is willing to change.

The need for redemption is real and powerful, based on our deep wounding and our desire to know that we are worthy of love, kindness, and compassion. We won’t find those things through redemption but we can create healing and release through forgiveness. The polar energy of forgiveness is resentment; the polar energy of redemption is acceptance. If we can build our self love and worthiness to the point where we can be energetically ‘bullet proof’, accept the actions of our karmic partners as their truth, and let ourselves go, the love, joy, peace, kindness, compassion, and validation we seek will be ours, in new relationships with new karma-free partners.

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