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Mother Teresa said, “We know that if we really want to love we must learn to forgive.” Forgiveness isn’t about our forgiving anyone else. It’s a gift of healing and freedom we give to our self that frees our mind so that we no longer take satisfaction in someone being wrong, and it frees our heart so we’re able to love more and more of the world we see. Rumi wrote, “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Many us may not have experienced any “mama-drama” as we were growing up, but if we’re still blaming anyone, or any set of circumstances, or any past situation or event for our not being, doing, feeling, having, and expressing all those wonderful things we intended to when we decided to come into this human environment—if we’re still beating the drum of our poor poor pitiful me stories, no matter how compelling they may be or how much sympathy they may bring from others, they will never bring us what we truly want. In fact, those stories will keep us from fully experiencing what we truly want: to know the powerful Love that we are and to express a unique version of Love through a life we enjoy living.

In The Way of Transformation we read, “For you see, the world in which you live has but one purpose. It is the same purpose that all dimensions of creation have: to be the extension of your Creator’s Love.” We can choose to hold onto our sorry stories our whole life, and we’ll attract to us plenty of life experiences to give them even more color. Or, we can let today be the perfect day for us to practice what we know, i.e., that Love is all there is to all that is…and just let the rest go.

Love is the Self-Givingness of Spirit, the Eternal “Yes” of the Pure Source Energy of Life. It never fails to say “Yes” to all Its Creation, every Beloved Child everywhere, including right where we are right now. As Rumi wrote, “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” Right now the Love of the Universe wants for us everything we want for our self, and It’s ready to bring whatever it is to us. If there’s a barrier, we’ve built it and we can take it down.

In the Book of Malachi we read, “I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out blessings for you until you shall say, It is enough.” Are we really going to say “enough” to that Powerful Love?—“You know, I’d really like to take You up on Your most generous offer to give me all I desire, but I can’t because I don’t feel worthy to receive it. I didn’t have a nurturing relationship with my earth mother; I was a middle child; I didn’t do well in school; I wasn’t taught what I needed to know, especially by my cranky second grade teacher; my first employer didn’t like me; my first lover dumped me; etc., etc., etc…It’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So thanks but no thanks.”

We can have it our way; that’s how free we are! We can sit on our pity pot and tell our stories. We can say “It’s enough”and keep our self from experiencing the fullness of the love, joy, peace, and prosperity that is ours for the receiving. We’ll get no argument from the Universe; just a confirmation of our decision. And all the while we are Loved beyond our wildest imagination because we are loved by the Infinite Eternal Heart of God, our true birth Mother.

God is Love and Love is Grace. No matter what we’ve chosen so far, because of Grace, we get to choose again forever. We get to choose at any time to focus on the good, beautiful and holy, and through that focus create a life we enjoy living. Because of Grace our sorry stories never stuck to us or anyone else. Grace flows on the breath of the Maternal Energy that gave birth to us. That Energy knows us. It knows our good intentions even when they seem to backfire. It knows our innocence even when we’ve forgotten. Mooji refers to Grace as the breath of the Self that calls us away from the chaos and noise of the world.

We come to know that Grace as we recognize our own innocence and allow It to embrace us, surround us and envelope us with Its powerful Maternal Energy. It is by Grace that we have always been kept safe no matter what worldly experiences may have come our way in the past or may be on the way in the future. We read in A Course in Miracles, “For in grace you see a light that covers all the world in love, and you watch as fear disappears from every face as hearts rise up and claim the light as their own.” When Grace fills us up with the awareness that Love has kept us innocent since before time began, we’re able to see the same innocence in all others. Then we’re willing to just know what we know, i.e., that Love is all there Is to all that Is, and let the rest go.