I’ve been offline for a bit because to be honest, regardless of how strong I get as an Empath, stuff get’s too heavy for me. As it turns out, I despise self-promotion, so this very admirable trait, makes trying to sell books miserable. Good thing I don’t’ give much attention to money either or I may be more bothered by this. I guess I’m happy enough with legacy and the thought that I might break even on my writings prior to death…. I digress….
It appears I’m being pulled back by tea bag wisdom. I often enjoy a brand of tea that puts little bits of wisdom on the paper tag. Today I look and it says; “Forgiveness is an act of consciousness”. I’ve written at great length about forgiveness as it’s a cornerstone topic within both Saved with Honu, and Empath to Self Love, but I’d not quite considered it in this context, or rather the context that “Forgiveness is an act of consciousness” birthed. In trying to come back to myself I’ve been looking at almost everything in terms of Yin and Yang in search of the center, Qi. It’s one of the ways that I choose to balance and analyze my world and find my best Empathic self.
With that said, I considered “Forgiveness is an act of consciousness” as Yang, and thought as Yin; What if forgiveness is in a subconscious state? As I went down this clustered mental question I considered forgiveness as a selfish act of necessary balance as I taught in Saved with Honu, I also considered it as a passing on of love as I taught within Empath to Self Love. When I got to the bottom of this thought I devised that forgiveness in a subconscious state would be a cornerstone to enlightenment, just as unconditional love in a subconscious state would be a cornerstone of enlightenment. It was with this thought I wanted to add a step to Empath to Self Love’s progression of steps. But wait there’s more….
Considering the steps, and myself in the mix, how I’ve lived and progressed through them I think forgiveness in a subconscious state is a really high bar. It would require banishment of all resentment, all attention that we pay to the “I should have said that” statements before they even come to mind. We would need to first master this internally; as we chew our nails, pick at that scab, and find ever more creative ways to criticize ourselves. Then to forgive all of those moments that are external prior to thought progression, such as traffic, and those people in the grocery store that block the whole isle. Is it too much to ask? Ok, then how about all of the Empathic intrusions that you pick up, channel and have to work yourself out of? Are those forgivable at a subconscious level? I ask, because if this is the bar, I’ve not made it. I don’t self-berate, but boy oh boy traffic, and empathic crowd noise are tough.
Send me your thoughts, I’d like to know what you think about this potentially being the high bar for enlightenment and if you think it’s possible, or are we inherently flawed as humans to a point that it’s not possible, yet?