Forgiveness is the Key to Happiness

When the world outside is in chaos, it is more important than ever to go inside, get centered, gather your strength, and shine your light on the world. Light always dispels darkness and love is always stronger than fear.

From your position of spiritual strength you can then ask, “How can I best serve?” Everyone has something positive to contribute to the world, and no contribution is too small.

It would be easy to get caught up in the chaos of the world and to lose sight of what we are here to do.

But we are spiritual warriors and we can gather together, in person, online, in spirit, to support each other.

Going inward through meditation and mantra and stilling your mind is a wonderful tool for rising above the chaos of the outside world. We rise above the chaos and the fear to keep ourselves from getting caught up in it and brought down by it. We rise above it, not to deny it, or bury it, but to lift others out of despair and to positively affect the change that is needed right now in the midst of mass fear. We rise above it to better shine a light of love on it, and to do something about it from a place of love and strength, so that it doesn’t continue to grow with the negative energy that it feeds on.

In addition to turning to our community for support, and to going inward to strengthen ourselves for our outer work, we can seek support from our teachers, in person, or through the many tools that our teachers have made available to us.

Some advice that has been helpful and that we would like to pass on to you comes from “A Course in Miracles”

“Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Here is the answer to your search for peace. Here is the key to meaning in a world that seems to make no sense. Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers that appear to threaten you at every turn, and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last.”

Simple, maybe, but for most of us, it’s not easy. Forgiveness is a practice, it has its ups and downs, it is not linear, and for most of us, it needs to be a daily practice, or a twice daily practice. Because, “Forgiveness is acquired. It is not inherent in the mind…”.

The alternative is too great a burden to bear.

“The unforgiving mind is full of fear, and offers love not room to be itself; no place where it can spread its wings in peace and soar above the turmoil of the world. The unforgiving mind is sad, without the hope of respite and release from pain.”

Start with forgiving your beloved. This is probably the best place to start, as it tends to be easier to forgive someone you have unconditional love for.

Then forgive your enemy. As Oscar Wilde said, “…nothing annoys them so much.”.

Forgive yourself. It is a radical act of self-care and self-love to forgive yourself.

Forgive the sometimes dark world we live in, for that is how the light will come in.

Forgiveness does not mean you condone what has been done to cause you pain and sorrow, rather forgiveness allows you to accept the sorrow and to rise above the hurt, so that you are no longer bound by it.

The Course in Miracles reminds us that the reward for your forgiveness practice is immense,
“Forgiveness offers everything…
Do you want peace? Forgiveness offers it. Do you want happiness, a quiet mind, a certainty of purpose, and a sense of worth and beauty that transcends the world? All this forgiveness offers you, and more.”

From this place of peace, arrived at through forgiveness, you can bring positive change in the world. You can move yourself to, and bring everyone else along, a place of light and love and peace. As Abraham Hicks said, “You cannot assist anything that you’re not already feeling.”

We offer you a choice of one or more of the following mantras to perhaps help you along the road to forgiveness:

We start with “Om Gam Ganapatayai Namah” to remove obstacles (full article here:

Next, a mantra to invoke the oneness of the universe, “Om Lambodharaaya Namah” (full article here

Then the Gayatri Mantra, “Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaat” (full article here

With the light coming in, we offer you a mantra for transformation, awakening, and healing, “Om Namah Shivaya” (full article here:

And last but not least, a mantra for love, “Aham Prema” (full article here:

Choose your favorite, or pick more than one, or chant them all. Please join us on this journey of peace.

This blog is from I receive weekly e-mails from him that uplift and inspire me and at this time of the FULL MOON, I simply wanted to share.  I urge each of us to feast on forgiveness, and share our food!