Excerpt from the forthcoming book, “Mechanics of Forgiveness” © 2019 Chiraya Dharma, All Rights Reserved.
Forgiveness can best be understood in its radical form when we comprehend the conditioning of the human individual and race mind. Over eons of time, ancestors on earth have compounded momentum in the direction of suffering. This was not the original intention of course but sprang from misunderstandings of the mechanics of reality and the Great Law Aback All Things. Humanity temporarily “forgot” the magical power within themselves of manifesting into reality the very things they allowed their minds to focus on. In their ignorance, they projected the resulting fear thoughts onto others and the world around them.
“In our beliefs about who we are, what we have and don’t have, and what should and shouldn’t be, we breathe life into our greatest joys as well as our darkest moments.”
~ Gregg Braden
As the progeny of these ancestors, we have been endowed with the imprints of their thoughts in our DNA and race mind. We also receive a mix of conditioning from this lifetime, our culture, and our current human parents.
For better or for worse, our Body-Mind-Spirit complex has been conditioned with these patterns, which must “out-picture” into our lives as manifestations, until we root them out of the subconscious mind. We can accomplish this rooting out with any number of clearing and healing practices, or substituting a new thought pattern until it instead takes root in the fertile soil of our mind.
We root out the patterns of discord and distress through conscious acceptance of what has transpired, conscious deletion of the pattern (energy clearing), and conscious replacement of those thoughts. The goal is to replace the old thoughts with new ones until the new thought becomes a habit of the mind, bringing us new, more desirable outcomes.
The “Master Key” in this process is what we have come to call “Forgiveness.” In forgiveness, we “give up the old for the new.”
“Verily, the Hour is coming, so forgive them with gracious forgiveness.”
~ Allah, The Quran
The embedded subconscious patterns are like magnets to experience. The light of our true spiritual nature must pass through the filter of the subconscious mind, causing experience to out-picture in the life of the human being. The process of recalibration back into Wholeness and Oneness beyond these limiting and damaging patterns is one of healing.
This is a great part of the reason why there are so many healers on the planet right now, coming out of the closets from all directions. People are finding that their healing abilities are awakening, even if they have not taken any type of training. It is indeed a time of great healing and awakening, and forgiveness is the perfect bridge to the healing we seek. As the spiritual traditions agree, forgiveness is a tool that helps us remember the oneness and its significance, informing us of an evolved way to conduct ourselves. In this light, forgiveness can be seen as an inside job, a sort of “enlightened self-interest,” because we realize that we are intrinsically connected and “at one with” all other beings. When we forgive others, we release ourselves from suffering, and vice versa.
In the deeply esoteric words of A Course In Miracles, we read:
“Forgiveness is release from all illusions, and that is why it is impossible but partly to forgive. No one who clings to one illusion can see himself as sinless, for he holds one error to himself as lovely still. And so he calls it ‘unforgivable’ and makes it sin. How can he then give his forgiveness wholly, when he would not receive it for himself? For it is sure he would receive it wholly the instant that he gave it so. And thus his secret guilt would disappear, forgiven by himself.”
ACIM, which has a strong focus on forgiveness as a pathway, teaches us of our original innocence, beyond the realms of illusion we created for ourselves. In the realms of illusion, we withhold love in an attempt to unconsciously punish ourselves, by punishing and judging those around us. While it may take some practice to fully comprehend the messages in this powerful transmission, the basic understanding is that when we project blame, it must boomerang back to us; and when we see the other as innocent, we can also feel that innocence ourselves. This is what the teachings of Jesus were indicating when he said, “Judge not lest ye be judged.”
ACIM is known as “a required course.” In other words, this lesson of forgiveness and the nature of the Law will eventually be mastered by humanity, one way or another. The Great Law Aback All Things says, “That which goes out comes back to the sender”. Practicing the Law of Forgiveness then is to realize the folly of our forgetfulness and snap back into alignment with the underlying truth of ourselves as one with love.
“The light of the world brings peace to every mind through my forgiveness.”
~ A Course In Miracles
The teachers of the ancient Hawaiian Huna tradition have developed a process of forgiveness, called “ Ho-OponoPono,” which means “to make things right” in our relationships. Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, a well-known practitioner in the Huna lineages of Hawaii, takes this practice to a new level of “radical forgiveness.” By realizing our oneness with the Original Creator (God, Source—by whatever name you choose to call this Source), we realize that at a certain level we are responsible for everything that shows up in our experience. This is indeed a radical concept and takes us very deep down the rabbit hole of Consciousness. Could it be that life is but a mirror of our own inner mindset and subconscious imaginings?
“The only task in your life and mine is the restoration of our Identities — our Minds — back to their original state of void or zero.”
~ Ihaleakala Hew Len, Ph.D.
Dr. Hew Len is known for having transformed an entire ward of criminals in a psychiatric ward for the criminally insane, the most intensive and highly secured ward of a hospital in Hawaii. Once Dr. Hew Len performed Ho’OponoPono for these hospitalized prisoners, they were all able to leave that extreme imprisonment to a less intensive scenario because of the healing that took place. What he did was open the files of each person, one by one, and forgave himself for all the wrongdoings and sufferings of each and every one of these hospitalized inmates. In this act, he was recognizing his Oneness with All That Is. He was acknowledging this secret responsibility he had to whatever and whoever showed up in his life and consciousness.
As he did his work, these prisoners were able to make major shifts which changed their circumstances and minds significantly. This is a fascinating story and a great demonstration of our inner power to make positive changes in our lives, circumstances, relationships, families, and world. We are endowed with greater power than we typically realize, or have been taught, yet this power is so very simple in nature. It is “right there” for us.
“The separation between us and them or between us and Nature that we so vividly experience in our reality is an illusion held in place by our beliefs.”
~ Bruce H. Lipton
Whatever the situation or scenario, we can call upon this forgiveness as an act of love and healing. We have this simple tool at our disposal at all times. This is what is meant by, “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Our hand is attached to our body and it is always “right here.” If it is here for us, it is also here for our neighbor, for we are one. By asking our Higher Power to delete the unwanted pattern or thought form from the subconscious mind, the energies can quickly resolve and be “cleaned.” They call Ho-Opono’Pono “cleaning.” This practice of the Hawaiian Huna is often done daily in families. It is a tradition of cleansing that is passed on to keep peace and Harmony amongst the family members.
“I’m cleaning, I’m cleaning my brain.”
~ Talking Heads
Dr. Hew Len is a man who took this awareness and ability to “clean our brains” all the way back to the Source, helping us remember our Oneness with All That Is. He has been known to quote Shakespeare’s Sonnets quite frequently to elucidate these points: “I am the self-consumer of my woes.”
In parallel, Jesus is also described as having practiced forgiveness in the story of the cross and throughout the scriptures. We too can learn to acknowledge the innate innocence of the people around us, even if it appears they have created suffering for us. We remember they have been conditioned, and are acting unconsciously from that conditioning, which is not their real selves.
“Forgive them, Father, they know not what they do.”
In fact, there are times in which we ourselves do not know what we are doing when we unconsciously hurt, judge, blame, punish, slander, or chastise others. We may not even realize we are doing it, as the patterns run quite deep, and it takes some diligence to become aware of our thoughts and then, begin to comprehend their effects. Our own conditioning interferes with our ability to see our oneness with the subject of our accusations. It may also interfere with our ability to understand one another’s perspectives, making it more difficult to see a situation clearly and from a holistic perspective.
When someone is judging or blaming us wrongfully, or doing harm to others, it is at these times that we can leverage the words of Jesus in our own ways, and in our own style of prayerful connection with the Divine within, to set healing in motion on all levels and for all involved.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
The conditioning is so deep that it allows the mind to bypass a true connection with the Higher Self, Higher Power, or Inner Source. When someone is connected to this Higher Self, it is impossible to do harm. Naturally, good things flow to us, as this Higher Perspective is a match to all good things. And so by forgiving these habits of behavior and these stubborn perspectives, we begin to dismantle the energetic platform that supports the re-magnetization of unwanted patterns of experience into our lives.
When enough of us do this collectively, we will be wrapping up this phase of de-evolution that would otherwise allow for the perpetuation of warfare and destruction amongst peoples and individuals.
“The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.”
~ Jacques Fresco
And so, therefore, it is highly recommended to take this radical forgiveness practice to heart. We are great catalysts of change, each one of us, if we allow ourselves to be. And we can call upon this power of forgiveness at any time, in any situation to assist with the clearing and healing of any need. This is a beautiful thing to know and to have at our disposal. It is important to note that tools like this only work if we utilize and practice them. And as they say, practice makes perfect.
For those who have a hard time understanding these tools from the more esoteric perspective, graciously, science today is reflecting these truths in its own language. Some of the great scientific spiritual teachers of our time are Dr. Bruce Lipton, Gregg Braden, and Dr. Joe Dispenza. They have found ways of explaining these things that even physicists, biologists, and mathematicians can relate to.
“The latest research supports the notion that we have a natural ability to change the brain and body by thought alone, so that it looks biologically like some future event has already happened. Because you can make thought more real than anything else, you can change who you are from brain cell to gene, given the right understanding.”
~ Dr. Joe Dispenza
In this process of “making thought more real than anything else,” we can “replace” or “forgive” the past by choosing for ourselves a new future. This can include experiences in our own lives, as well as creating harmony in our relations. Forgiving and choosing again in this regard, are synonymous.
Think of our spectrum of consciousness as a stick, with the High Self on one end, and our earthly personality on the other. The High Self is totally unconditioned consciousness with the awareness of the Pure Love and Pure Light of the original creation at all times. The earthly personality has put on garments we call conditioning, which filter this love and light, creating images playing on the screens of our lives. The Buddhists call these images “Maya” or illusion. While the experiences we live through in this state of Maya can feel very real, the truth that the esoteric traditions point us towards is that all things originated from Love and Light and that this is the only “permanent” reality behind all things.
“Remembering a wrong is like carrying a burden in the mind.”
~ The Buddha
The Primordial Oneness is at once the emptiness of the void and the effulgent, effervescent Love and Light of our Original State. Being “in the world” and achieving remembrance of this state, is called “enlightenment,” and we are in the process of awakening from a deep slumber caused by the “fall from grace” which transpired through the activation of lower thought-forms of being not good enough, not worthy, not lovable, and impoverished. Because thoughts are things, we as a race consciousness then had to live by those words and beliefs, until such time as we could comprehend what had transpired, and begin the process of overhauling our belief systems, clearing our minds, and restoring our consciousness to its original heritage or harmony, oneness, and love.
The act of forgiveness allows us the grace and mercy to course-correct our faulty belief systems that state there is an “other” to be feared, or that we could somehow be separated from all of life. It simultaneously restores to us the truth of our Original Innocence.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
The word sin only means “missing the mark.” When we are born into a body with a nervous system patterned by ancestral thought-forms of fear, lack, doubt, self-sabotage, punishment, guilt, anger, jealousy, greed, and shame, we begin to miss the mark from the get-go in earthly life because that Source Energy in us has no choice but to flow through that patterning attracting experiences to arise that are a match energetically to those inherited negative patterns. Thus, as we awaken from our ignorance of these things, we embark as a race and individuals on a path of “redemption,” or we could call it “recalibration” to our original nature of pure innocence. Any hurt we have experienced or dealt to another has occurred because of the patterning of this conditioning. Therefore, forgiveness and compassion are warranted. We learn to see the light of truth from within the darkness. We bestow innocence upon the “other” and can, therefore, claim it once again rightfully for ourselves. “Forgive them, they know not what they do.”
This is truly the birthing ground of compassion and a hallmark of a time of healing upon the earth. As we begin to comprehend these things not only from the point of view of the spiritual wisdom traditions but also from a scientific perspective, we will become more and more able to reach out to members of our human family who cannot hear the more esoteric words. At this deep juncture, truly science and spirit are one.
For now, we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
In the spirit of this great Master Key we call forgiveness, all are equally worthy of love. Unconditional love can now be equated with common sense because we understand why humanity got into the rut it is living through in the first place. We can now consciously and with comprehension, extend our compassion out to a world in need. Through comprehension, we take another step towards mastery.
When you forgive, you in no way change the past — but you sure do change the future.
~ Bernard Meltzer