The most precious commodity any of us have as human beings is our energy; our life force. Do you want to deplete your precious life force throwing imaginary poisoned darts at someone, or would you like use that energy to create a life of beauty, miracles and great love?
There are two ways we can live our lives, victim or empowered. As long as we choose not to forgive we remain in the victim posture. The way we can start to take our power back is when we look at any painful situation or circumstance and ask ourselves: “What is my soul trying to learn here?” We become empowered when we take responsibility for ourselves and our circumstances. We become further empowered when we can forgive the other people that were involved in that situation, and leave their karma up to them and a Higher Power. This is how we become whole and create the space for a love-based life that overflows with grace.
I also have come to learn we attract people who treat us like we treat ourselves. I was disrespected, because I didn't respect myself. I allowed abuse because I did not like,love or appreciate myself. This awareness helped me have compassion for myself, for this other person, and for the roles we played in each others lives.