Surrender and Forgiveness

What do you suppose the difference is between surrender and forgiveness? Isn’t forgiveness to for-give? To perhaps allow life to go before us and make things right? Surrendering to the present moment, to all that is, to the will of life – seems energetically similar.

Today is Good Friday. For Christians, this day symbolizes persecution and death, but what if persecution and imminent death lead to Jesus’s total surrender? Maybe the day that Christians deem so heavy and fraught with guilt is actually a day of liberation? Perhaps Good Friday is actually good?

The story of the Crucifixion is tragic for sure, but I wonder if Jesus would compare the “sacrifice” he made that day to the birth of a child. Once the baby is here, the pain disappears completely.

Regardless of how you interpret this day, practicing surrender seems like a good idea, for we will all have to surrender to life someday so why not start now?

Forgiveness seems like a mixture of acceptance and surrender. It has the feel of “going with the flow,” or living life on life’s terms. Worry would be the opposite, causing one to restrict the flow and live life on our own terms. So for the rest of today – Good Friday – I vow not to worry about anything, instead I’m going to surrender to each moment regardless of what it brings.

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  1. I love this, Kim. Forgiveness and surrender are definitely energetically aligned–to to forgive means to let go, not out of convenience, but out of true desire to look beyond a fault to the real goodness of someone/something. and surrender is just the same, letting go of our high expectations or restricting beliefs to experience a higher frequency of Life. Of all the Christian holidays, I think Easter is my fave–i just love what is represents 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful one!!

    Comment by Melissa — April 3, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  2. Melissa – love your new picture:!!!

    Easter is special to me too, such a powerful message. I hope you enjoy your day with your family.

    Love, Kim

    Comment by The Energy Coach — April 4, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

  3. love this. so on target! – lynn

    Comment by Anonymous — April 9, 2010 @ 2:20 am

  4. Thanks Lynn – It felt good to me! Bless..K

    Comment by The Energy Coach — April 9, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

  5. Thanks for sharing. Great post Melissa.

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    Comment by kath — April 10, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  6. love this. so on target! – lynn

    Comment by Emily — June 3, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

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