The Hero & The Villain
Updated: Jul 16, 2021
When we view the story from only our perspective, it is easy to feel like the victim. Because we perceive ourselves as The Hero of our own life, we often want to automatically paint opposing forces as The Villain. Spirit asks that you release yourself from the titles and labels that not only prevent you from seeing all sides of the story but also inhibit your spiritual ascendence. If you think about it long enough, you can see clearly where you have played The Villain in someone else's story. And you think to yourself, am I the bad guy? I can't be! You come up with a list of reasons why you said certain things or behaved in a certain way toward others. With this action, you realize that your behaviors have an origin so it would make sense that everyone else's has one too. This doesn't make anything right or wrong. It just is. And realizing this fact doesn't mean that you must accept lies, deception, and other malicious behavior. But hopefully, it can give you the peace of mind to forgive them (or yourself) and move on. Allow this acknowledgement to release you from the feeling of being personally victimized by another.
Your advice: Forgiveness is not something you do for the other party. You do it for yourself.