I was thinking about forgive but don't forget, that strategy. Wondering what it would be to forgive but not forget inside of an experience that does not rely on fixated ideas and beliefs.
In other words, what does it mean to forgive but not forget when the past is no longer needed for navigational guidance? When grievance is extinct? When the heart has awakened its full measure?
What if "forgetting" really just means that you agree to drop back into willful ignorance, which requires you to disconnect from your impeccable internal navigational system? Or to blunt it with neglect as you indulge in endless distraction and doubt?
To do this as a sort of confused bargain with 'the perpetrator' for your safety: "I'll pretend not to see the energy clearly, if that will keep you from killing, raping, enslaving or engulfing me."
But who do you think invented that bargain?
And who do you think it benefits?
Release the past, yes, it's not here anyway.
When willing to release false constructs that distort perception and interfere with your clear discernment, you become available to house the higher perceptual and creative capacities of your Being.
Among other things, this surrender confers clear discernment.
When clear discernment encounters the energy patterns and plays of deception and suppression, it recognizes that energy signature instantly.
Every Sovereign being is endowed with discernment.
This power of clear discernment is not one we were ever meant to give away.
Clear discernment is a birth right. As such it cannot be disabled or distorted without our consent.
So permit yourself to read the energy. And to keep getting better at it.
Once you become impeccable with your word you can allow yourself to trust your capacity to read energy clearly, without agenda.
Once self-trust is restored through self-honesty it is discovered that there's no need to hold onto a set of rules and dogma, no need to hold on to knowledge of people's past behavior to know whether they are safe, whether they are fair, trustable, honest.
No need to pretend that you can't see clearly what you do see clearly, or that you can't feel what you indeed can and do.
No need to embellish, defend, diminish or deflate your powers. No need to apologize for them, or to ask permission to embody them.
No need to distrust your unique passion.
No need to compensate for your own past mistakes or perceived failings.
Navigating well requires none of those things. Those were all adaptations to a condition of perceived deficiency. And perceived threat.
Permit yourself Knowledge of your Self.
The idea that it is not safe to is from a different time.