Lesson 198 – Self-inflicted injuries

‘Only my condemnation injures me.’

Injury is impossible. And yet illusion makes illusion. If you can condemn, you can be injured. For if you believed that you can injure, and the right you have established for yourself can be now used against you, till you lay it down as valueless, unwanted and unreal. Then does illusion cease to have effects, and those it seemed to have will be undone. Then are you free, for freedom is your gift, and you can now receive the gift you gave.

Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are freed. Forgiveness is the only road that leads out of disaster, past all suffering, and finally away from death.

Today we practice letting freedom come to make its home with you. The truth bestows these words upon your mind, that you may find the key to light and let the darkness end:

Only my condemnation injures me.
Only my own forgiveness sets me free.

Seems like the more this lesson of forgiveness is hammered home the more susceptible I become to emotional imbalances resulting in physical symptoms. Today I woke with a fiery throat and a heavy head – verging on a headache. I immediately looked up throat in my Louise Hay book. The causes of throat problems according to You Can Heal your Life are; The in ability to speak up for one’s self. Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity, Refusal to change.

After much reflection, meditation and self Reiki, I accepted that it was probably due to stifled creativity and not saying things that need saying to at least two people. If the other two apply I’m not yet aware of them.

I wish I could get this life right on a more consistent basis.

About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
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