A Quote by Bishop JOSEPHhttp://www.antiochianl on god, christianity, gospel, service, forgiveness, anger, love, people, world, and gratitude

We cannot serve anyone with whom we have animosity.  This is why the Gospels stress forgiveness.  Our Lord even forgave those who crucified Him, crying out from the cross, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34)  If we are to serve the world, we must first be able to forgive everyone and anyone.  The slightest amount of unforgiveness or anger towards anyone is enough to keep us from God, for in God there is only love.

Bishop Joseph


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A Quote by on bathes, blade of grass, coincidence, forgiveness, friendships, hormones, human emotion, modern science, space time, vedas, wisdom traditions, and womb

"Our oldest and most cherished wisdom traditions remind us that there is, in fact, a language that speaks to the Divine Matrix, one that has no words and doesn't involve the usual outward signs of communication we make with our hands or body.  It comes in a form so simple that we all already know how to "speak" it fluently.  In fact, we use it every day of our lives--it is  the language of human emotion.

Modern science has discovered that through each emotion we experience in our bodies, we also undergo chemical changes of things such as pH and hormones that mirror our feelings.  Through the "positive" experiences of love, compassion, and forgiveness and the "negative" emotions of hate, judgment, and jealousy, we each possess the power to affirm or deny our existence at each moment of every day.  Additionally, the same emotion that gives us such power within our bodies extends this force into the quantum world beyond our bodies.

It may be helpful to think of the Divine Matrix as a cosmic blanket that begins and ends in the realm of the unknown and spans everything between.  This covering is many layers deep and all the we know exists and takes place within its fibers.  From our watery creation in our mother's womb to our marriages, divorces, friendships, and careers, all that we experience may be thought of as "wrinkles" in the blanket.

From a quantum perspective, everything from the atoms of matter and a blade of grass to our bodies, the planet, and beyond may be thought of as a "disturbance" in the smooth fabric of this space-time blanket.  Perhaps it's no coincidence then that ancient spiritual and poetic traditions describe existence in much the same way.  The Vedas, for example, speak of a unified field of "pure consciousness" that bathes and permeates all of creation.  In these traditions, our experiences or thought, feeling, emotion, and belief--and all the judgment that they create--are viewed as disturbances, interruptions in a field that is otherwise smooth and motionless.

In a similar fashion, the sixth-century Hsin-Hsin Ming (which translates to Faith-Mind Verses) describes the properties of an essence that is the blueprint for everything in creation.  Called the Tao, it's ultimately beyond description, just as we see in the Vedic scriptures.  It is all that is--the container of all experience, as well as the experience itself.  The Tao is descibed as perfect, "like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.:

According to the Hsin-Hsin Ming, it's only when we disturb the tranquility of the Tao through our judgments that its harmony eludes us.  When this inevitably does happen and we find ourselves emeshed in feelings of anger and separation, the text offers guidelines to remedy this condition:  "To come directly into harmony with this reality, just simply say when doubt arises, 'Not two.' In this 'not two' nothing is separate, nothing is excluded."

While I admit that thinking of ourselves as a disturbance in the Matrix may take some of the romance out of life, it also gives us a powerful way to conceptualize our world and ourselves.  If, for example, we want to form new, healthy and life-affirming relationships; let healing romance into our lives; or bring a peaceful solution to the Middle East, we must create a new disturbance in the field, one that mirrors our desire.  We must make a new "wrinkle" in the stuff that space, time, our bodies, and the world are made of. 

This is our relationship to the Divine Matrix.  We're given the power to imagine, dream, and feel life's possibilities from within the Matrix itself so that it can reflect back to us what we've created.  Both ancient traditions and modern science have described how this cosmic mirror works; in the case of the experiments that will be  shared in later chapters, we've even shown how these reflections work in the language of science.  Admittedly, while these studies may solve some mysteries of creation, they also open the door to even deeper questions about our existence..."

Gregg Braden

Source: The Divine Matrix

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A Quote by Larry Miller on forgiveness

Forgiveness of others is a gift to yourself.

Larry Miller

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A Quote by St. Andrew of Crete on god, spirit, soul, thoughts, psychology, freedom, forgiveness, christianity, and spirituality

Arise my soul, and review your deeds which have preceeded from you.  Scrutinize them closely, and shed the rain of your tears, declaring openly to Christ your thoughts and deeds, so that you may be justified.

Saint Andrew of Crete

St. Andrew

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by Gerontissa Makrina on god, spirituality, christianity, forgiveness, healing, love, psychology, peace, and truth

Continually forgive others.  Forgive AT ONCE, not one second latter, not one half second later, because if you hesitate to forgive, jealousy comes in the door, then hatred and envy.  Forgive instantly as Christ forgives instantly.

Gerontissa Makrina

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints

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A Quote by Jewel Mathieson on articulation, forgiveness, fragments, god, goddess, i ching, innocense, jewel, joints, spirit, and toes

I collected them all, found every bone
except I couldn't find my hand, my hand
my mother had it
her calloused hard hitting hands have held me
gripped my spirit
she seized my hand at six
stripped it of innocense and grace
she severed my hand at seven
I found it again in a dry riverbed pointing North
this hand that has the most number of bones
fragments of bones, joints and articulation
I can't open it
I have my hand now
I can pray
I can pray again
I turn to the Goddess, pray for forgiveness
She says,  "there is no forgiveness because there are no sins"
She places God on the tips of my fingers
on the tips of my toes
and tells me that everyone has to learn how to pray
in their own way
in their own way with everything, everywhere
I collected them all, found every splintered bone
every piece of myself
now I dance flinging by bones to the floor
like the I Ching
like the I Ching each time I hit the floor
I'm different

Jewel Mathieson

Source: The Search for the Feminine in My Bones

Contributed by: Bird

A Quote by St. Nicolai Vilimirovich on god, patience, forgiveness, joy, love, spirituality, psychology, and transcendent

Patience, forgiveness and joy are the three greatest characteristics of divine love.  They are characteristics of all real love - if there is such a thing as real love outside of divine love.  Without these three characteristics, love is not love.  If you give the name 'love' to anything else, it is as though you were giving the name 'sheep' to a goat or a pig.

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

Nicolai Vilimirovich

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël on understanding and forgiveness

To understand all is to forgive all.

Anne Louise Germaine de Stael (1766 - 1817)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on injury and forgiveness

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Robert Holden on forgiveness

True forgiveness is a willingness to change your mind about your Self.

Robert Holden

Contributed by: Siona

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