By Aimee Mosco
“Fear and anger cannot survive in the presence of forgiveness and heartfelt gratitude. In the same token, forgiveness and gratitude do not naturally evolve from an environment fear, anger, disappointment and all those other emotions that cause us discomfort…” Gratitude + Forgiveness X (LOVE) = Happiness by Aimee Mosco and Donald L. Ferguson, page 57.
Even when you understand that forgiveness is the best way out of an emotional entanglement that triggers you time and again, it can be difficult to truly forgive another person who has inspired your pain, anger or disappointment. Awareness and practice are two different animals.
If you understand that pain, as unwelcomed as it is, serves a purpose and always connects with a lesson, then you give yourself the opening to rise above it. Awareness marks the beginning of this journey.
Exploring the elements of your lessons comes next. That happens most effectively and thoroughly when you put your ego on a shelf and turn your focus inward. Your lessons are yours to own. They serve you. While others may play important roles in your awakening process, their behaviors and motivations are their business. Keep your focus on you to move forward.
Claiming ownership of your emotions is a mandatory rest stop on your journey. Others only hold as much power over your emotions as you allow them to. In other words, your emotions are your responsibility, and they deserve your full attention when you explore your lessons. You can’t speed past this part because if you do, you only cheat yourself. When you don’t own your emotions, you will likely be inclined to blame others for how you feel. If you generate emotions according to your divine will, you are the generator and you are in charge.
When you direct love, appreciation and joy that you generate inward to fill your reservoir so it overflows, there is no void left to fill. You will never be left to wait for, wish for, or expect emotional fortification from someone who may not be willing to offer it. Triggers born from expectations or desires lose all of their power when you choose to give love in abundance to yourself.
While it requires some soul searching and discipline to grow your awareness and put in place a self-love practice that delivers you to a destination above the hurt where gratitude, forgiveness and love flourish, it is well within reach.
In my pursuit to help human beings stay focused on love, I invite you to join Facebook group Evolve through Love hosted by Elizabeth Scarcella and me. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/evolvethroughlove/ and share with us your joy.
Aimee Mosco is an Author, Intuitive Channel, Spiritual Teacher and Co-Founder of Intentional Healing Systems, LLC. Aimee’s desire to help others inspired her book “Gratitude + Forgiveness x (LOVE) = Happiness”. Aimee is a founding member of World Game Changers and she serves as Vice Chair to the Board of Directors of this charitable CIC based in the UK. Find Aimee at www.ihsunity.com