“Release is a form of forgiveness that we all need to practice often. Although we usually think of emotional attachment as one of the highest forms of love, quite the opposite is true. Emotional release is one of the highest forms of love. Attachment leads to bondage, whereas the way of true love is to free that which you love. You never lose anything through release. Instead, you open the way for a freer, more satisfying type of love to develop, where everyone involved is able to give and receive love in a more harmonious way.
You never lose that which is for your highest good, under any circumstances. When it seems that you have lost something, it is because it is no longer best for you. Though you may feel that it is still best, you have actually outgrown it and the pruning power of love has released you from it. Realizing this, you are able to free it and open your mind and heart to receive your new and higher good.
Setting others free means setting yourself free. When you feel bound to other people, their attitudes, their behavior, their way of life, it is because you are (perhaps unconsciously) binding them to you. Then you begin to feel bound, chafing against the very bondage you have caused! Always, you yourself hold the key to your freedom from bondage. Your turn the key to that freedom when you release the personality, problem or condition that you think is clutching you. Remember, you are the master, never the slave, of your circumstances.
You become victor instead of victim when you dare to speak the word of release to the person or thing you think is binding you. Most human-relations problems would melt away if people would practice the healing power of release, instead of trying to make people over in a certain image, or trying to force them to do things the way you want.”
“I RELEASE YOU NOW TO YOUR HIGHEST GOOD. I RELEASE YOU TO COMPLETE FREEDOM AND COMPLETE HEALTH IN WHATEVER WAY IS BEST. I AM FREE AND YOU ARE FREE.”
The MEGA Coach
When we hold resentment toward another, we are bound to that person or condition by a cosmic link and forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and be free.
Since other people are children of God, there is really nothing to forgive. They have not really failed us, or disappointed us, or let us down, or shamed us. They may have stumbled while crossing our pathway, but they are children of God who had temporarily lost their way. If they crossed our pathway it was because they needed and wanted our blessings. They were unconsciously looking to us to be steadied and set right.
Our progress has not been hindered, no matter what they did or did not do. They did not, they could not, keep our good from us. They crossed our path by divine appointment, even though they seemed to hurt us for a little while. When people bother us in any way, it is because their souls are trying to get our divine attention and our blessing. When we give them that, they no longer bother us. They fade out of our lives and find their good elsewhere.
A Sure Remedy For Resurrecting Health, Wealth and Happiness:
Deliberately practice the healing power of love through acts of forgiveness and release. Charles Fillmore describes this as a “sure remedy” for resurrecting health, wealth and happiness. Bless your problem, whatever it be, with a thought somewhat like this:
“I NOW RELEASE YOU AND BLESS YOU. DIVINE LOVE IS ADJUSTING MY LIFE AND ITS PROBLEMS. REALIZING THIS, I ABIDE IN PEACE.”
Every person who allies himself with the power of divine love creates a bit of heaven on earth.
The MEGA Coach
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In The Prophet, Kahlil Gilbran described the loving attitude of release in marriage: “Love one another, but make not a bond of love….let there be spaces in your togetherness…sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone…stand together yet not too near together.”
He described the loving attitude of release toward children in these words: “Your children are not your children, They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you….You may house their bodies but not their souls….You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.”
Nowhere is there more need for the expression of love as release than between husbands and wives, between parents and children. We often try to bend others to our will, calling it love when it is really selfish possessiveness that binds instead of frees. Then we wonder why others resist instead of accepting our “help.”
If you want to free yourself from all types of problems in mind, body and affairs, you must release others to find their good in their own way. A clear channel is then opened for a great good to come to all involved. Your own freedom and well-being depend upon such release, as do the freedom and well-being of your loved ones.
“I FULLY AND FREELY FORGIVE. I CAST AWAY ALL JUDGEMENTS, RESENTMENTS & CRITICISMS TO BE DISSOLVED AND HEALED. THE PROSPERING TRUTH SETS ME FREE TO MEET MY RICH GOOD AND TO SHARE MY GOOD WITH OTHERS.”
The MEGA Coach