This is a continuation of my inner process using the material of the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Source documents and links to prior parts of this series can be found at the bottom of this post.
May 16, 2015
Today I will contemplate the other twin – not the evil one, the other one – Forgiveness. I do feel this Virtue of the Heart follows my offerings of Compassion so quickly as to qualify for “simultaneous expression;” hence my reference to Compassion and Forgiveness as “fraternal twins” in my journal entries above. However, let’s see what James has to say about this key quality of Divine Love.
Forgiveness operates out of the construct that each of us is doing the best we can under the circumstance of our life experience and the degree that our love frequency saturates our human instrument. When a person operates from the heart virtues and the rich textures of its authentic frequencies, forgiveness is a natural state of acceptance.
I remember using those exact words to describe my “reasons” for offering Compassion to my fellow Humans – “each of us is doing the best that we can” given our life’s circumstances and to the degree that we have developed our capacity to respond from love instead of being emotionally reactive. This is the reason I feel that Compassion and Forgiveness go hand-in-hand; they are subtle distinctions of the same flavor, much like “French Vanilla” and “Vanilla Bean” are derivatives of the basic flavor “Vanilla.” Of course, the basic flavor here is Divine Love, so we could say that the Six Heart Virtues comprise a set of sextuplets! However, to me, Compassion and Forgiveness seem the most similar to each other, when considered from among the six. Continue reading