A Late Epiphany On Forgetting Just Hit Me!
I put many hours into preparing my posts.
Even before writing a word, I review, read, and watch presentations on each subject to filter out anything that may be offensive or misleading.
For example, in this post, I present praise music from around the world. It includes Nepali music, as well as, African, Spanish, Indian, American, Middle Eastern, Jamaican Cameroon music, and more. I have to attempt to translate languages that I don’t really understand, just to ensure that none of my followers are confused or offended by what I post.
I do the same on informational posts. I review volumes of posts and videos, and only select a few that make the cut for publishing. With regard to my life stories, I even research that, maintaining a reference library and a chronologic list of events, including ancestor’s births and deaths, and marriages dating back to the 1800’s up to 2018, as well as, other events referenced in hardcopy documents.
The point is that I spend hours behind the scene preparing the best that I can for you. ….For any visitor who is receptive. The hours are intensive, though. I awake in the wee hours of the morning to have posts published by the time you rise. That does not always work out because visitors to the blog span over 40 countries. I am grateful for the response I’m experiences. …Had to say that.
I work hard to churn out new content, nearly every day. As of yesterday, it was the 8-week anniversary of creating the blog.
Counting this post, prior ones and site pages, I have posted over 100 articles in 8 weeks! I can’t believe that my one-man operation has been so productive. I have been working my butt off, as evidenced by the typos that I miss, for which I apologize.
The blog is a labor of love.
I get rewarded for this endeavor with increased knowledge. Reviewing so many different points of view, relating them to my life, and finding complimentary songs or poetry, is making me wiser. I am gaining new information on health, culture, history, and spirituality every single day that I write a post. I have found that prior to the research, I had been believing in myths, in many areas.
It’s almost like I am in school!
There isn’t a post that I’ve created that doesn’t teach me something. And, the joy of ‘a lightbulb going off’, is better than receiving silver or gold!
Today I received such a gift of understanding. ‘A lightbulb went off’, after I wrote and published the Scripture Does Not Put Forgiving With Forgetting post.
In this article I mentioned that Forgiving is easy, but Forgetting is hard. Well, because of this post and related research, I am enlightened in a new way on the concept of Forgiving and Forgetting. I want to share it with you.
Forgiving is an action that we must take; no one can take it on our behalf.
This is the easy part of the equation. But, we must be working with the correct definition of Forgiveness.
This is the definition of Forgiveness that I like best:
“the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.”
Forgiving is easy, for at the end of the day, through our pain, we realize that our attackers need love too. They are wounded too. And, when we Forgive, we are actually giving up on the expectation that the situation will change. But we still wish them well.
In this sense, Forgiveness is Acceptance.
Forgiveness is easy because The Lord’s Prayer has engrained in our heads to forgive us, as we forgive others. So, there you go, Forgiving in a nutshell.
Forgetting is difficult to impossible for most people. I have been trying for years, with little success. But the joke has been on me, now after reading and understanding the post.
“My job is only to Forgive. It is God’s job to erase my memories. God gives me Forgetfulness.” – Kevy Michaels
The reason I’ve had so much trouble with Forgetting in the past is because, it wasn’t an action that I was supposed to take all the while. It was God’s work, on my behalf.
That’s why getting rid of painful memories were so hard to get rid of. I am not as skill as God is in making me new again. When I tried to Forget on my own, I was actually trying to play God.
This is Good News!
Today’s revelation clarified that there are actions that we must take in order for God to receive our request to make us new. In making us new, we Forget old pain.
- We should get closer to God and immerse our pain in Him.
- We should reflect on how his grace saved us through the experiences.
- When we bring our pains to Him, we should ask him to teach us the lesson we needed from the experience.
- By bringing our painful memories under God, and humbly requesting his mercy, we will no longer feel alone, knowing that He is with us.
- In his grace we will be made new, with new memories, and as a new person.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 King James Version (KJV)
Paul tells us that all believers have died with Christ and no longer live for themselves. They were buried with Him, and just as He was raised up by the Father, so are we raised up to “walk in newness of life”, no longer in pain, no longer filled with old memories, for God will erase them, through this communion.
As he disarms our heart, he gently pours Truth over our memories.
We do not have to forget at all! Through communion with God, he erases our memories. It’s no wonder why I could not Forget, but could Forgive.
I am sure that there is an similar principal in most other religions because everyone’s God transforms. In the transformation process, pain and memories are erased, because we are not who we were before. We are a new person, with a new mind.
The concept of Forgetting, is similar to the Spiritual Law of Least Effort.
- In the Law of Least Effort we put least effort into what we ultimately desire.
- Instead we send our intentions into a divine field (God) and through our intention alone, our desires manifest.
The Spiritual Law of Least Effort is similar to the principal of Forgetting:
- We bring our painful memories under God, requesting mercy (Put our intentions into the Divine field)
- God makes us new (The universe respond to our intention)
- We Forget
Since I was not able to translate the concept of becoming ‘a new creature’ to that of other religions of the world, I decided to provide music that praises God in various religions and cultures of the world.
Our followers and reviewers are from over 30 countries so far.
Besides, I love all religions for all believers desire the same thing from our respective prophets and Gods: Happiness. Many of the foundational principals are all the same too.
One common principal that spans all religions is there is one God, and we are all from the same essence.
God’s love, power, and will are pretty universal. We are the ones that draw the divisions and conflicts.
15 Great Principles Shared By All Religions – By Joran Slane Oppelt – July 10, 2012
International Praise Music
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God’s Grace – 1,384,223 views – Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir – Topic – Published on Feb 11, 2017
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