~ Clemency ~
When Forgiveness Flows Freely
Love Washes the Earth as Waves from the Sea
~ FORGIVENESS & MERCY ~
"You & Me" ~ "Us & Them" ~ & ~ "GOD"
Submitted by Clemencia
|Item - 1||Foreword||Item - 2||The Omniscience of God|
|Item - 3||Forgiveness||Item - 4||Family Relationships|
|Item - 5||Man's Legal System||Item - 6||Love|
|Item - 7||Understanding||Item - 8||Criticism & suffering|
|Item - 9||The Accuser||Item - 10||The Accused|
|Item - 11||To forgive or heed the lie||Item - 12||Rural Youth Strategy|
|Item - 13||The Nuns letters||Item - 14||The Bishops letters|
Item - 15 - Conflict - 3 pages - The Conflict of Resolution Paper
Item - 16 - Redemption - 3 page - The Violence of 'Redemptive Violence' Paper
Item - 17 - The Treatise of Truth - 85 pages - The Mental Health Carer's Manual
Item - 18 - Salvation - 53 pages - Clarification of the Soul's path to Freedom
Item - 19 - The Star prayer - 6 pages - Emotional trauma assistance
Item - 20 - The Quest for spiritual wholeness - 4 pages - Journey's end
Item - 21 - Other inspirational letters
- 22 -
A comparison study
of sacred texts
Item - 23- Mental Health update - 8 pages - To all Psychiatrists
Item - 24- The error of psychiatry - 2 pages - To all Psychiatrists
Added mental health information on the 'Suicide document'
~ Foreword ~
There is in heaven, in earth and in-between, the need to join apology with forgiveness. When we feel 'wronged' we readily identify the need for an 'apology' but seldom see the more important need to forgive, because this forgiveness must flow from us to the perpetrator of the wrong.
Mans religions and beliefs were built upon the twin prerequisites of love and forgiveness. "Forgive us our trespass as we forgive those who trespass against us." What does this really mean?
That any feeling of having been wronged by another must carry with it the forgiveness which understands that whatever wrong we perceive as being done to us is a karmic process. If we understand this we are closer to God's truth of non-retaliation when facing adversity.
Each time we do not retaliate we are not only clearing past spiritual debts but we are also drawing on the Light which helps us to resist the dark urge to retaliate. The more we draw on the Light the easier it becomes to be non-retaliatory in the face of being wronged.
Forgiveness in this Light means we never seek recourse to recompense, whether in the form of an apology or any other form of retribution. The truth of this forgiveness means that when we are suffering the pain due to the actions of others without retaliating, we are paying a karmic debt for our past trespass against others.
The concept of Forgiveness does not apply to God. Forgiveness applies to all God's children. Without forgiveness we are unable to fulfill the command to love one another or, to remain non-retaliatory when we experience the pain of a Karmic process for a past time when we 'trespassed' against another.
The difficulty is that since our Karmic debt often comes as retribution at the hands of a fellow human, (often those closest to us) we fail to see that the 'wrong' done to us is God's absolute Justice at work in our lives. All we see and feel is that we are suffering at the hand of the other and in this suffering we feel justified, not only in withholding forgiveness, but in retaliating.
In God there is no forgiveness as we understand it since the essence of love, which is God, sees no trespass in the first place. God as Love, being without condemnation, judgment or criticism, has nothing to forgive.
However, God as Absolute Justice also has nothing to forgive since, absolute justice, to be absolute, must exact retribution for every trespass to fulfill It's own law "As you sow so shall you reap."
Our pride, our ego or our belief in the inalienable right to pay-back 'trespass for trespass' has bound us to the belief that others must be held accountable for what they do wrong.
We do not understand that wrong-doers need to be pitied because as they perform their deed they are perpetuating their own suffering. We do Reap what we Sow.
Forgiveness is needed only at those times when we are confronted by one of Gods children who is sadly allowing themselves to be the tool that God's absolute Justice used to exact the price for our past trespasses. For their trespass against us are we required to forgive them.
~ The Omniscience of God ~
For those who believe in a God there is a clear belief that this God is omniscient and omnipotent.
Omniscience means to be all knowing, that is simply to know all. Omnipotent comes from the Latin Omni, meaning all - all things in all ways and in all places, combined with 'potent' meaning all powerful, mighty, formidable and forceful.
So God knows all that is going on in all things, all things we say, all things we do, all things we think, dream and are, and it doesn't matter in what place we might be or in what way we might be 'being,' God knows it all.
Now most of us who accept that there is a God have accepted God's power and might and that God is all knowing. What every religion I have studied seems not to have focused on is that, if we accept that God is all, this 'all' does mean without exception, and that God's potency is not only all loving but also all formidable and forceful.
Logically, if we accept that God is omniscient and omnipotent, then God is Light - all loving and God is Dark - all formidable and forceful.
When I understood what this meant I realised that the freedom God gives us is the choice to use either God's Light (all loving creative energy) or God's Dark, (the formidably forceful destructive energy).
In every religion there has been an emphasis on the Command to Love, coming from the Light. However in no religion is there the understanding that this command is also a Demand from God's Dark energy. This demand formidably & forcefully ensures that whenever we do not use God's Light energy we pay the 'price.'
The Dark energy initially deceives us into the belief that using Dark energy is justified. Once used by us, God's Dark energy insists that we must personally 'feel' every aspect of that 'use.' As we did to others so is it done unto us.
Coming to terms with a God that is formidable, (from the Latin for fear and meaning to inspire dread or fear and respect and awe) and forceful, (forcing coercion through compulsion) filled me with dread because it took away all the security of my belief that God was only love and light, a belief which had a consequence of 'forgiveness' if I strayed from the command to only Love.
The consequence of God also being the Dark energy which, when used by us must be felt by us implies that forgiveness 'per se' would not absolve me from God's 'punitive' measure because under God's one Law what I put out does come back to me.
What also became clear to me is that the choice as to which energy of God I use is mine - but - that the energy used does colour my soul accordingly - Light if love's energy is used, Dark if forceful energy is used.
Since the 'energy' colour of my soul will ultimately determine my destination for eternity I decided I had better understand just what it meant to use the Dark Energy of God.
Looking deeper into the Dark side of our natures is always a risk but no previous experience had prepared me for what I was to encounter in myself for I had believed I was a fairly loving person. Certainly I knew I was a person with the capacity to be angry and vengeful, hateful and jealous but I had no idea to what extent I was using the Dark energy of God daily in my life.
When I looked at the 'forcing coercion by means of compulsion' part of God's energy, what that meant for example in my relationship was, when I wanted my husband to act towards me in the way I thought he should, I would use silence believing that I had a right to expect certain treatment and if he couldn't treat me this way I would withdraw from him.
I had no idea I was using God's Dark energy as I was doing this because I did not see that this silent withdrawal was in fact a way of forcefully coercing my husband by compelling him to 'give-in'.
Now whether he was treating me badly and I had a right to expect he would not do so may very well have been a reasonable expectation but, when I compelled compliance to my demand, I was using God's Dark energy. In retrospect it also becomes frighteningly clear that I myself was in turn often 'compelled' to be forcefully coercive even when I didn't want to be.
With the desire to understand the full implications of God's Dark energy, I learned that compelled action is the Dark's way, not only of seducing us to be it in action but of holding us in it's grip eternally.
This is because when we use God's Dark energy we take it in, that is, we become a part of It just as we become part of the Light energy when we are loving and forgiving. With the use of God's Dark energy however, the energy taken in becomes the compelling force causing us to act hurtfully, or in other negative ways we consciously know we don't want to be.
At those times when we find we can't stop ourselves from controlling others with force, whether emotional or physical, even when we know this is not what we want to do (because the Light energy of God within us knows this,) those are the times when, the Dark energy we have used previously, now compels us to be, and remain, the controlling force in action.
The vigilance required, firstly to become aware of how often I was using God's Dark energy and secondly, to watch out for how easily I could be fooled into believing I was using God's Light energy when the opposite was true, has become the most difficult, all-pervading effort of my life. Why this should be so is self-evident. I have, even if out of ignorance, used God's Dark energy more frequently than I care to point out but let me give you some examples.
How we use God's Dark energy in such deeds as murder, deceit or theft is obvious but what of the times I have chosen to lie in order to protect someone? Whatever good intent I had does not alter that this is the use of Dark energy.
Every time I thought I had the right to point out someone else's faults and blamed them for being this way. Every time I earnestly believed it was my right to condemn those who were doing an injustice to others, to put them straight so to speak. Every time I believed there was a valid, just reason to control someone else's action because I thought they should know their action was not right! In all these instances I was using God's Dark energy.
The list could go on but I share it only so that I can paint a picture, however faint, of the subtle way we are deceived, and deceive ourselves, that there is a good reason to use God's Dark energy, even if most of the time we use it unknowingly, unconsciously or for very humane reasons. The fact is that there is never a 'good' reason to use darkness, even if we feel justified because we are 'righting a wrong.'
If we became aware of how easily we are deceived into using Dark energy, even for what we perceive are 'good reasons,' we would surely think twice about what we do or say particularly when we know that each time we make that "incorrect" choice, we are taking in Dark energy.
Once taken in not even heartfelt sorrow can diminish the Dark energy because it becomes the force that compels us to use darkness again and again until we end in despair, depression, isolation and abject meaninglessness.
If I as a mere human have this capacity to use the dark energy to control and compel others by force, it means that God's Dark energy has an infinite capacity to compel, by force, all beings in existence who have used it.
All things, all thoughts, all actions, in all, the formidable, forceful side of God is capable of coercing and then compelling, all who have used it to become the Dark in action in every conceivable human endeavor.
Well may we ask "What hope is there?" Given the ease with which we are deceived or deceive ourselves, given the 'automatic' way in which we use God's Dark energy, given that when we do, it compounds our own dark energy and further, compels us to keep being it in action, how can we ever be God's Light energy in action?
God's Light Energy is also Omniscient and Omnipotent, knows all, sees all, is all powerful -but- this energy is freedom and as such will not, indeed cannot, compel, force or coerce us to use it. However being the energy of God that has an infinite longing for us to be free, God's Light energy has given us the gift of revelation.
For the first time in recorded history God's Light energy has inspired the understanding of God's Dark energy so that we can come to know how our constant use of this energy has controlled all human endeavor, colouring with negativity, all the best intentions of God's creation - "we" God's children.
The simplicity of this revelation is startling, putting it into action is daunting. There are many good intentioned people who believe that forgiveness is what God requires of us, but none are able to comply for the following reasons:
What God expects of us is that, even though we may have these emotions within, we must still show our forgiveness of others bad deeds towards us. This we do by remaining non-retaliatory in the face of adversity.
With God's gift of revelation now comes the 'knowledge' that we are unable to forgive because we 'retaliate.' Retaliation for any reason keeps the pathway to forgiveness blocked because, each time we retaliate, we keep taking-in more of God's dark energy which in turn keeps giving us a supposedly 'just' reason to keep on retaliating!
As we retaliate we keep ourselves locked in a cell of darkness but when we 'know the truth' of non-retaliation, and do everything in our power to to put non-retaliation into action, then we find the way to be forgiving.
If we do 'not retaliate' when faced by any unpleasantness, whether through our own thoughts and emotions or the negative action of others, then we are turning the key that unlocks the door "back to the light."
That is our hope, for if we know that God's Dark energy, once used by us, compels us to remain using it through the act of retaliation, we are at least alerted to the danger that, inherent in any retaliation is the taking-in of more Dark energy.
The time when we most need to be 'alert' to the way we are compelled to use Dark energy is at those times when Dark energy is being directed at us. When the full force of Dark Energy is coming at us through someone we know or love, someone we believe to be trustworthy and reliable, or someone we perceive to be a danger to us, that is the time to alert ourselves to the reality that we must not retaliate.
Our hope lies in the grace of God which alone can clear us of our inner darkness. What we must do is try to remember that any negative onslaught is the Dark energy of God, previously used by us, now coming back to be felt by us.
When we are in the thick of the pain and despair because negative feelings are being fired at us, from who-so-ever, and we do not retaliate, then we can begin to walk the road to forgiveness.
By not retaliating we stop the cycle of drawing-in any more of God's Dark energy and, by God's grace, we 'permit' our souls to be cleansed of the accumulated darkness we have taken within. Only this way can we become spiritually free and stop ourselves from 'earning' more painful 'karma,'
It is hard to believe that whatever we are suffering, no matter at whose hands we are made to suffer, what we feel is our 'due' from the past when we were untrue and made others suffer. We caused our own suffering each time we used God's Dark energy in being abusive to others or by retaliating negatively in the face of adversity.
What you are suffering now is a result of the Dark energy you used, and it is that dark energy which is now compelling you, forcing you to feel the feelings that you need to feel - but - "It is also the opportunity to free yourself more and more from compelled negative action if you do not retaliate." This understanding of non-retaliation is our hope, the hope that in turning "the other cheek" and being forgiving God's love will cleanse our souls and then we will become free.
This is the gift from God's Light energy because it helps us to see that, each time we do not retaliate when under attack, not only do we not become more bound by the Dark, but we also incur no more painful 'karmic debt,' and we are freed to become, a little more each time, God's Light energy in action in this sad, lost world. The gift is of course free, no-one can compel you to use it but my hope is, and will always remain that you at least open it up and have a look at it.
~ What is this thing we call forgiveness? ~
Although forgiveness is described as mercy, compassion, clemency, leniency and grace in the theological and secular arena, in reality forgiveness in these circles is synonymous with pardon, absolution, reprieve, remission, confession, acquittal or vindication.
Between the Truth of Forgiveness and Secular & Religious Laws falls the Shadow
Between the Mercy of Love and the Law of mans' Justice lurks the Darkness
Between the 'acceptance of Karma,' and the 'right to retribution' - God stands unaltered
Loves and gives love to all
True Forgiveness implies that the "abused" or "aggrieved" has the spiritual capacity to literally wipe the slate clean, move forwards, forget that they were abused and never 'permit' any thoughts of retribution to control their future dealings with the 'erring one.'
~ Forgiveness and Family Relationships ~
Wives & Husbands
Anyone who has loved someone else enough to form a permanent relationship is already aware of the incredible emotional roller-coaster involved with the state we call 'being in love.' The extremes of all that is most beautiful and most destructive in us seems to emerge in our intimate couple, and our family relationships.
For the couple, falling in love is a state in which they experience that ecstasy which comes from a sense of oneness, of being understood, accepted, known, or special to the other person.
The agony felt is when they are apart from the loved one or when some misunderstanding arises. When this occurs they feel the agony of isolation and loss, the despair that comes with criticism and the fear of rejection.
Despite the fact that we are aware of the emotional turmoil associated with love we nevertheless continue to seek this state even though we need only look around to see how quickly this state of bliss turns to despair.
What is actually happening and why does something which commences in such a positive state end i n such negative disaster? One in three couple partnerships end in separation and since I have yet to meet a couple who formed a genuine committed partnership in order to break it, there must be something that happens to the loving which we have not understood.
It is my understanding that the emphasis on the material, physical and psychological/emotional aspects of couple relationships, without taking into account the spirit each person brings to the relationship, means that we have been caught in a vortex of despair from which we try to extricate ourselves by a myriad of negative actions of defense/attack/retaliate which ultimately only exacerbate our despair.
Parents & Children
While most parents are aware of the incredible joy and responsibility associated with having children, many of us are quite ignorant of the spirit nature of our children and how this nature manifests in the observable difference of emotional temperament expressed by off-spring born to the same biological parents.
Biologically our children are born with the genetic pool of their parents however, the spirit of the child has no relationship to the parents. Each spirit enters a biological body and experiences a physical and emotional environment in which opportunities to learn about love, forgiveness and non-retaliation present themselves.
This often accounts for the incredibly difficulties experienced between parents and children, difficulties that spiral into a negative cycle repeating over and over again because the spirit dimension is not accounted for by the medical, psychological and sociological professions. When we do not consider the spirit dimension as part and parcel of the child's and the parents' interactions, we may be mentally forced to enter into a state of despair from which there seems no escape.
As many parents will know, this negative cycle of intensifying emotions with their children has escalated over time. More parent/child confrontations occur now than at any other time in history. Until parents and children are made aware of the powerful influence of the spirit on the dynamic of families, parents and children will continue to experience an increase in negative confrontation.
~ Man's Legal System ~
The abused & the abuser - the used & the user
The law of the spirit which requires us to forgive, insists that there is only one way to deal with those who abuse or use us. In the first instance the Law of Karma, which simply stated is that we do experience the same positive or negative energy we use in our interaction with others, means that the pain felt by us when we are abused is a karmic process.
Secondly, if we take it upon ourselves to retaliate, whether personally or through the socially sanctioned legal system, we again incur a Karmic debt which must be accounted for. The cycle of karmic pain halts only when our retributive actions cease.
Although we may be trying the abuser for a very real offense, under the laws of the spirit, the person 'trying' that 'offender' in turn becomes the abuser. When the Law of the spirit is entered into the equation we see to what extent those involved with man's legal system are taking upon themselves the role of the retributive force. In this sense any person who has been abused or used, and who takes legal or other recompensory action, becomes a user and abuser themselves.
~ Love ~
The frequency with which individuals who fall in love report the bliss and vulnerability of this state highlights the extent to which this 'state' is a fairly universal phenomenon. Despite the increasing negativity experienced between people who start by being in love, love continues to be a force that seeks expression.
What love actually is is more complex than the behavioral manifestation which accompany the state. We would all accept that love has many manifestations and that it is expressed in many different forms according to that which is loved.
The love we have for our brand new car is for example not accorded the same status or intensity as the love we have for a spouse or child. We seem to be aware that the love we have for another human being has greater value than the love we have for things whether that be material possessions or a country.
What we are not so clear about is why 'love' ignites, or fails to ignite within us for a particular person. Parents will readily identify with the fact that one child seems to ignite a love which is different to the love for another child.
Men and women readily identify that love for a particular person just seems to 'happen,' often despite a logical imperative that this may not be wise! When we fail to recognize the existence of a spirit within each individual, the anomaly of whom we love and why remains a mystery.
The spirit is a child of God's creation. As such each spirit has both light and dark energy within its being. When we experience love the light energy is activated and, if we were free of negativity, this energy would remain at the same level of intensity. That this is not the case is attested to by our experiences of anger, frustration and negation of the love we first experience for another.
The negative energy in our spirit is activated when the one we love falls short of our expectation of how their love should be expressed towards us. What we do not realize is that when the loved one 'falls short' in whatever way, it is our opportunity to remain positively loving and not give in to the negative emotions that arise in us. Obviously we do not do this very often and, before we know it, the love, which is still activated, is 'overlaid' or dimmed beneath more and more negative expression.
The Light of love, which is forgiveness, and the dark of negativity, which is retaliatory, begin to compete within us. In more cases than not it is the negativity which is in ascendancy.
~ Understanding ~
Understanding, whether in our attempt to understand others or our need to be understood by them, is a feature of our relationships that fails us again and again. How often have you said to yourself, or heard others say, "If only I could understand what made him/her do it then I could move on!"
We hear this from people who have lost a loved one through drugs, crime, divorce, from those who feel misunderstood and from those who watch loved ones die from a fatal illness. In this context many have turned away from God because they cannot understand what is perceived to be such needless suffering and reconcile that with a loving or merciful God.
Personally and professionally I have found that the torment suffered in our minds when we attempt to understand the actions of others is one of the most destructive elements of our cognitive capacity to remember, ruminate and reconcile. When our longing is to understand the hurt another has inflicted our 'remembering' focuses on all the most negative scenarios of past hurt and, as we 'ruminate' over every little thing said, done or left undone, we re-live the emotions of that scene as if it was 'in-fact,' happening here and now.
Is it any wonder that at the end of this process we fail to 'reconcile' the love we feel for the other with the feelings of anger or despair for the monster we have created in our minds?
The truth is that we can never understand the actions or non-actions of another because we are not that person. Genetic inheritance and life experiences create unique individuals whose actions and reactions are coloured by the brush strokes of their lives.
More pertinent however is that no spirit inhabiting the human flesh is like any other spirit and that each spirit, experiencing the emotions of a situation will be inspired by either the positive or negative universal energy Source to respond to that emotional situation.
We cannot understand either the loving or non-loving actions of another person if we do not understand that all of us are 'inspired' by either the positive or negative energy from the Source.
Our error lies in our inability to accept that the moment we try to understand the negative actions of another we have already misunderstood the truth of matters of the spirit. There is a saying that many of us know: "Be careful what you ask for, you may get it!" - If it is understanding you want then know that it is not for us to understand anything about the behaviour of another.
What is incumbent upon us is that we understand that the negative situation requires us to respond with the understanding that forgiveness and non-retaliation is all that is asked of us. The test of the negative situation is not about the person perceived to be the negative one but about our response to them.
So frequently, in our quest to understand their motives, we miss the quest for truth, the understanding that every negative feeling felt by us is a Karmic process and that the negative feelings accompanying the negative situation creates an opportunity for us to be free of that debt if we do not retaliate or fall victim to our own rising negative emotions.
~ Criticism ~
I sought to find an answer for the pain
that by us is felt
In the night when slumber eludes us and
thoughts of the day cascade down
And doubts do then assail us for the ones
who speak our wrongs
Songs both sweet and tender and songs
both harsh and cold
But the boldness we foolishly brandish is
the one that claims the right
Shadows grow then deeper as criticism
starves loves fuel
So I asked my god for guidance for
insight into this game
For Ive seen the I know you
of love deep in a tender heart
Words that bruise loves blossom for
yes, we know them well
Then sorrow becomes the harvest for theres
truth in what they say
So Mother whispered softly of the truth
we all needs know
For with words of judge
or censure, matters not what the other has done
This tune I ask you gently
who does this music compose
The fiddler playing with passion the
madness of criticisms' tune
Swoon with the power that surges, the
power that steals Gods might
The dark night without dawning where
despair claims its right of place
The mace that insists most vehemently our
total right to claim
This tune my sweetest children, the one
you have danced to so long
As a lullaby it surrounds you,
mesmerizing until you believe
Enthralled by the fiddlers playing
dark words become venomous with flight
For as you swelled in self-righteousness
with the words you freely flung
And woe is me you cry as in anguish you
feel the hand
And so it must be my children- what you
give you will receive
Every criticism carelessly thrown when in
arrogance you claimed the right
So when you lie in darkness and ponder
why life is bitter and bare
Recall the tune you followed, the one to
which you did dance.
For the tune that you did follow and the
dance that was danced each day
The arrows we send flying are the arrows
that return to our heart
~ The Accuser ~
The Light shining upon Gods hand casts a shadow. Beneath this hand lies Gods Dark energy. The deeper into this shadow we move the denser the energy becomes as less and less Light penetrates through the darkness. The hand represents God in totality, Light above and Dark below.
If non-retaliation, when faced with offensive behaviour from the action of others is the key to unlocking the door back to the Light, then to become an accuser when faced with injustice, is to slam that door and commence the long journey into the shadow under Gods hand.
When we accuse someone we fall off the top of Gods hand so to speak and into the shadow beneath it. The more frequently we accuse another, the further into this shadow-land we fall because with each accusation we take-in more negative energy. Once used by us, this energy places us under the absolute control of God, the only Just Accuser.
When we incriminate, blame, censure, charge or hold accountable, any other person for whatsoever reason, we are the ones who become The Accuser, because each time we accuse another we foolishly appropriate Gods Dark energy little realizing that, by making the accusation, we ourselves immediately stand accused by God for daring to be the retributive force in action.
Retribution belongs to God only so the more we use Gods dark energy to make accusations, the more it traps us into thinking that our accusations are self-righteous, just, only fair and deserved.
These thoughts keeps us trapped in a cycle of negativity because they continue to give us all the justification we need to feed our emotions. As our emotions rise we find our thoughts give us more ammunition with which to accuse.
The stumbling block for all of us is a conditioned belief in the inalienable right to hold accountable those whom we perceive deserve to be censured for some behaviour we deem inappropriate. That we are conditioned by this belief becomes apparent in all walks of life as we are all given just cause to accuse.
What we need to know is that even as we start to think there is a just cause to accuse someone else, at this moment Gods Dark Energy is enticing us to turn that thought into an action whether verbal, physical, emotional or legal.
As soon as we give-in to that thought and turn it into accusatory action we are trapped into becoming puppets for the Dark, because the Dark energy we use when we accuse then becomes the instrument of our own destruction.
~ The Accused ~
Who are the accused and what is it that the Source requires of us when we are one of the accused?
The accused are those who in their past erred and therefore stand before the Source awaiting God's judgement through the minds of the arrogant whom on earth plod, these ignorant people cannot see that they too will become errants if God's truth they cannot see.
God's judgement upon all accused is that they for their folly pay in a "similar" suffering as they imposed upon others on a long past day. Be it mental or emotional trauma or physical pain or restriction imposed upon them in some way.
God says: "I only set you individually free when you no longer be an 'accuser' - judge - jury or executioner' for me."
Mostly we understand that when the accusation lines up with what we have done, some sort of punishment, whether from others or from our own guilt is inevitable. But what are we to do when we are accused and know or believe ourselves to be innocent?
This is the time when it is most difficult to put into practice the requirement of non-retaliation, because an unjust accusation brings our negative emotions to the surface.
The emotions may be the result of wounded pride, of being misunderstood, or of abject despair accompanying our inability to prove ourselves innocent, but no matter how devastating these emotions may be, the greatest danger at the time we find ourselves 'the accused' is the danger that we may retaliate.
Wrong accusations are not the time for angry justifications but a time when the emotions accompanying the seeming injustice are in fact the consequence of some past injustice perpetrated by us, a Karmic debt which we must pay in accordance with the Law "As you sow so shall you reap."
At the time of the accusation this is naturally the furthest thing from our mind because our emotions make us think of all the "justified" reasons why we should make the unjust 'accuser' pay for the accusation against us. This is exactly what the Dark would have us do so that It can trap us into perpetual retribution thereby keeping us in an eternal negative spiral.
The thing to remember whenever we are suffering, whether from justified or unjustified accusation, is that when we use darkness through any form of retaliation, darkness grows within us.
As we take in more darkness we feel more justified to retaliate until our freedom to choose to be the Light in action is almost extinguished because the more we use the darkness the tighter we become bound by it until ultimately we are no longer free to 'choose' not to be it in action.
When we stand 'accused' for any reason the Source requires us to maintain a positive stance whereby we only speak or act in a positive way. We must not use forceful means to either respond to, or extricate ourselves from, any situation we find imposed upon us. We do not have to comply to any demands made upon us, but if we are 'forcefully' apprehended or in any way abused we must "go quietly" in a non-retaliatory manner.
~ To Forgive or heed the lie ~