“Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” Alcoholics Anonymous

"Today, I will be open to making any amends I need to make with people. I will wait for Divine Guidance in the process of making any amends that are not clear to me. I will act, when led. God, help me let go of my fear about facing people and taking responsibility for my behaviors. Help me know I am not diminishing my self-esteem by doing this; I am improving it.” - Melody Beattie

Probably one of the hardest things to do in life is to ask forgiveness of persons we have harmed, intentionally or unintentionally. The only other thing that may be harder is forgiving yourself, loving yourself, and knowing that releasing the past is the only way to create a different reality now. So I call forth today the unconditional love that is the power and presence of God in, through and around me. I know in God there is no forgiveness for in God there is no judgment; only that pure, clean essence of absolute Love. I know this love is at the very core of each and every one of us and that somehow through our human experience we may forget that. We are the power, we are the presence, we are the potentiality of uninhibited love. I know what stands between me and asking forgiveness is fear. I know fear is what keeps us separate. I know “love sustains life, while fear destroys it” (Deepak Chopra) I find the courage to ask forgiveness if not on the physical plane then on the spiritual plane knowing that there is only the One Mind, the One Heart, the one Infinite Source. As my courage builds and I release my own resentments then I reach out and make amends on the physical plane. I am grateful for the opportunity to release all guilt, all fear, all doubt, all shame through the process of forgiveness. I begin by saying “I love you, I am sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you” (Ho’oponopono). I give thanks for knowing the Source of all my healing is from within. I release this prayer into the Divine Presence of Unconditional Love. I let go of all human attachment to the unfoldment; surrendering, allowing, and letting God. And so it is

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