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From the Epilogue of the Winds of Forgiveness:

...Our Forgiveness rests within those "children we used to be,"

in whom His Seed-Pattern was endowed & covenanted,

and through whom was given unprecedented access to

His Spirit and Name, breathed into our very beginning....

                                                                    The Front Jacket; The Winds of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an incremental process, a process which may take us longer at some times than others, depending upon how much we know of our faults and how humble we are to proceed in the learning of them. For some, like Mole and Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, Forgiveness can be as immediate in the giving as in the receiving, but only if all the personal steps have been successfully traversed. For most of us, it takes a little longer to gain the appropriate awareness as provided for and edified by the children we used to be. To make matters worse, the means to Forgiveness are sometimes lost to us through the haze of pride and the stumblings of ignorance when believing in the vain traditions of forgiving by forgetting, false innocence and feigned humility, and abstaining from judgments throughout life. But no matter the severity of our obstructions, and no matter how habitual they are, there is a way to be forgiven even when burdened with such handicaps. There is a way back which is easier than most know, or even dream about. Guidance can always be found within the Winds of the Soul. Through the purity of goodly feelings, His hand is always stretched out, always there for us when we seek for it. It is in the sincerity of our seeking that we will find His response, gently guiding us to the restoration of those we used to be when younger, those parts of us that experienced a special affinity for His Voice and were given the capacity to understand His language right from our very beginning. When we find that our feelings are perhaps not just "kid" stuff, and we begin to take this specific internal phenomenon more seriously, then will His help be shown to us, but no sooner. When we finally acknowledge that our feelings are more than just a causal emotional reaction of our biochemistry, more than just an unimportant casual phenomenon, more than some habit that has been sociologically acquired from which we must learn to free ourselves, then will we in turn be allowed to receive from its gifts, and approach the Heavens without fear of reproach or being upbraided.

The simplicity of this way guarantees that those that have had the intelligence to see the many values of a child-like countenance will have free access to His Kingdom. Ironically, we can never be spiritually mature or really know what it means to "grow up," without the balanced restoration of the children we used to be. Without them, and the Image of God they quietly manifest, we cannot understand the things and priorities of Heaven. All the worldly wisdom pales in comparison to the depths of understanding that is available to them and that which is made available through them. Hence, we must see the need to reestablish our connections with them, and through them be born again into His Spirit before we can see the things they see and feel the things they feel. The process of becoming like a child again is simple, but we must leave our pride and willfulness behind. We don’t need to understand all the ins and outs of such a thing immediately, as all will be unfolded to us in His time and measure. All we need to do is to seek for Goodness and His sensitivities again within our life, coming unto Christ, allowing His Voice to be heard once again within us. Our exiled and fragmented little ones will become slowly reinstalled within us thereinafter, making it possible for our approach to God to be unfettered and humbled and sincerely repentant. As our histories are reexamined before us and we are brought to the attention of that which we need to be forgiven through repentance, our sins will be sent away from between us, allowing us to be restored to the people of His Intentions and Design.

Parenthetically, it is interesting that "families" which are normally supposed to be comprised of close relationships, today fail to take advantage of helping each other in this capacity. One would think that being "close" to another would offer the advantage of honest and clear and helpful feedback to one another, especially in protecting and keeping us in touch with the sensitivities experienced during childhood. If any would be in a position to protect the children we used to be from decay and fragmentation, you would think that the family would be in the best place to promote our longevity. Who else is in such a trusted position of helping and care? This is not often the case, however. Instead, many families now simply support the doctrine of actively repressing the sensitivities of childhood, choosing to reinforce the blind-lying for one another with the feigned excuse that we’re being kind by protecting each other’s feelings, while establishing the deceitful and failed doctrine of "peace at all costs." As a consequence, we end up becoming further estranged from the sensitivities and tenderness established within childhood, growing to be ever more oblivious of our own sins, or indeed, happy and comfortable with them after all the years of familial reinforcement and distraction. Our faults may even become glamorized and actually acceptable within our small world, making it then ever more difficult for us to allow honest criticism to have any effect upon us, quashing and misdirecting any advent of inspired introspection and self-examination. Sadly, the family, instead of becoming a unit wherein our behavior and attitude can be honed and refined through the gentle but firm admonishments from our own hearts, can subtly force the abandonment of such awareness, becoming a pressure cooker which allows our garbage to be stewed and further ripened, keeping us away from ever knowing again the children we used to be. And each of us has suffered from these limitations differently, each of us reflecting this impact and scarring differently, each of us needing a specially designed means of healing and finding of Forgiveness that addresses these concerns and responsibilities personally.

Accordingly, Forgiveness is the highly individualized path of our approach to God whereby our lost children are restored to our conscious awareness, which in turn allows His Spirit to instruct us personally and individually as to what we should do next. And because we are so individual in what we need in our instruction, because each of our histories are so different allowing us different means to learn and different lessons wherefrom we may learn, there can be no global, one-size-fits-all plan—no quick-fix, no recipe that can be quickly learned and replicated by rôte, no neat little plan that offers a defined number of "steps-to-forgiveness," no Tower of Babel which upon climbing will bring us closer to God. Forgiveness becomes a customized process for each of us, requiring different steps that specifically regards our individual differences and circumstances. This is a remarkably flexible process—quite miraculous when thinking of how each of us requires a different lesson plan that is fairly, mercifully, and efficiently designed to fit our particular circumstances in the best possible way. Indeed, it is just another indication of the Benevolence and Love that He has for every person that has ever been born, that each of us is seen and known by Him, no matter how impossible that may appear. Each of our individual needs are addressed in this loving and wise manner. Every peculiarity is regarded, so that every weakness may be made strong, and every possible generosity may be given to us.

Yet, the Winds of Forgiveness, and the lessons that are offered to us for our spiritual benefit, can only be received from the sensitive countenance and understanding gleaned from the perspective of the children we used to be. We may attempt otherwise, for sure, but we will ultimately fail without the advantage of His Spiritual capacities so working and exercising within us. Remember, we cannot by ourselves manufacture some other vessel of our choosing to hold His instructions, or choose some other method by which His instructions will be given to us. We must, as He Commands, become as a little child for His Kingdom to come forth, and for us to be forgiven.

This sentiment, no matter how trivial some have made it, is a reality that each must find. Having once been a child after the order of His Image, every one of us retains the rights and means to reintegrate these capacities, sensitivities, and authorities within us once again, and with them, the Seed-Pattern that carries His Name. We do not have to go outside ourselves to gain these afresh, or think that we have to hurriedly fabricate some facsimile in its place because He is asking for something that we cannot possibly supply. No matter how foreign or alien this may now seem to us..., rest assured..., everything we need still remains within us and simply calls out for us to exercise the privileges we have already been given. Although this is a labor that tries the heart and tests our fiber, we must remember that we are not called to run before we have learned to walk. Nothing needs to be rushed or done haphazardly. Everything will proceed in the needed and timely fashion that is best suited for our own personal development. Everything will be done and must be done according to His direction. He has made it to work just as simple and perfect as that....

In the end, I believe that how well we do here, or how we will be judged and forgiven by Heaven is directly and intimately related to the degree and to the extent that we’ve allowed His Name to have place within us. Specifically, Heaven’s Judgment and Forgiveness has everything to do with how much we have allowed His Name, even the sacred Seed-Pattern, to become a living part of us. In other words, the Lord purely wishes to measure how much we have sincerely restored the children we used to be to their rightful place and to what proportion we have since allowed His Pattern to awaken and remake us after His Divine Image, becoming inseparably connected with our own identity—so that He may be in us, and we within Him and the Father. Most simply, Heaven looks to see if the Seed has taken root and given fruit within us. Indeed, this is the most important measure of Heaven to be performed upon us, the most important judgment that it will ever make upon our lives; all other concerns becoming subordinated.

And so it will be that those of us who have sincerely and affectionately accepted His Light within us, and have learned to joyously allow its resonance to have full sway within our hearts and minds, will have come to bear the consequent and identifying Spiritual imprint of His Name and Seal within us—a Spiritual Emblem designating that our legitimate lineage is of Him, showing forth the fruit of His Seed and Atonement—and subsequently be welcomed into Heaven as beloved family members.

But for those of us who have chosen differently through sly equivocation, denial, and obduracy—who summarily rejected the healing transformations of His Light so freely offered us throughout this life, and willfully, if not pugnaciously, denigrated His Voice found resonating upon the Winds of our Soul—we will be looked upon as strangers who knew not the Master’s Voice, since we carry no evidence or proof that we have ever sought for Him, ever found Him, nor ever served nor joined with Him, having never allowed His Seed to have place and take root within us.

For how could His Seed have ever taken hold, increased, or enriched us when we have never known or obeyed His Voice, neither taken refuge in His Spirit or embraced the brooding ruminations of His Name and Spiritual impressions seriously within us, nor ever taken the time to affectionately listen to Him, to learn of Him, or even follow His Directions? How could we think that we would be acceptable to Him after we have proven that we were continually ashamed of the excellence of His Name, pridefully thinking His Means to be too lowly and beneath us and who held His Counsel in derision? How could we imagine that He would honor or even acknowledge us after we have willfully disallowed the children we used to be, even denied the very presence of the Spiritual Ark of God in which His Spirit was to reside—even the Wife of the Covenant of our Youth given to sojourn with us throughout our mortal life?

And then in the moment of this realization, to those of us who have deliberately frustrated and denied the place and work of the Seed-Pattern within us—who subsequently do not bear the fruition of His Pattern, Seal, and Hallmark—He will utter, "Though you should be joined to me, even in my very bosom, and keep not my commandments, I would cast you off and say unto you... I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." {2 Clement 2:15 (Apoc.; ibid. p. 472; Matthew 7:23 (KJV)} These are sobering realities which cannot be rationally dismissed....

Lastly, some may question, as I confess I have sincerely done on many occasions, whether or not the things presented here in this book, as well as those things found in my first book, the Winds of the Soul, are not just fanciful reflections from my own imagination, made cumbersome by my awkward explanations. In fact, I cannot deny that these are simply my heart-felt opinions and ruminations as to how I see things and have come to believe, limited as that may be. But, in contrast to those who may have woefully mistaken that all revelation and prescience has ceased and need not be anymore, as if God has ceased to work and reveal His Will among the children of men, I have come to realize that there are many things still to be revealed from Heaven, and from my Saviour Jesus Christ, that I have yet to understand—of which the mystery of things would far outstrip any wonders and theodicean acumen presented so far or that which is presently contained within my paucity of understanding. Still, in all honesty and despite my many personal limitations and variances, I do not believe that any grain of Goodness and perspicacity of Spirit as I believe is represented and found herein could possibly be a construction or creation from my own mind alone. I believe that these things are far too grand, far too beautiful, far too wonderful to be only of my own invention or presumption. That I have labored in attempting their explanation and written them down, and wished that I was more skilled in doing so, I cannot deny. But despite my failings, the power of insight, understanding, and interpretation must be from Heaven, or so I would humbly suggest—for by myself, I could not possibly write such things. The "Goodness" portrayed herein is itself a testimony of the Source and underlying Pattern of God from which it comes..., and I am its witness. And yet, to explain these things further to those who love not, is but to give them even more plentiful material for their heartless misinterpretations and vulgarly parsed misunderstandings of the Truth.... For these, even the lucid explanation offered by St. John will not suffice:

{1 John 2:16, 24-25, 27-28 (KJV)} 16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.... 24. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.... 27. But the anointing [of His Seed-Pattern] which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

{1 John 3:1-3, 9 (KJV)} 1. Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.... 9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit [or continue in] sin ; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot [continue in] sin, because he is born of God.

So, let the reader judge as to the Goodness and loving intentions that are found displayed and unfolded herein.... See if the resonating Pattern of Goodness within your heart does not match the things that are said here, no matter the challenges that may then ensue. Be assured that you have the right and power to judge these things aright or not, all from within your own heart—but "judge righteous judgments," faithfully following His Pattern and never rejecting the Truth. For if these things are demonstrated to be Good and sweet within the mouth and heart, while proving to be loving and persuasive in their intent, no matter the presence or absence of religious denominationalism or some other umbrellaing rubric in our lives, then these must in some way be of God..., and you would have subsequently discovered that they are of Him since they reflect His Pattern. For without exception, all Goodness is of Him, of His Seed, of His Name, even the Name of the Son. Every time. And every Good thing that you learn to accept and thereafter nurture, will be saved, added upon and increased. Accordingly, I pray that His Spirit may so testify to you and yours, even the children you used to be and must become again.... ever and anon, Amen and Amen.

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