Forgiveness: The Ultimate Cleanse


By Carmen Allgood

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Most people in the Western world are constantly on the lookout for pills and potions that will prove to be the “fountain of youth” and help us live longer, healthier lives.

First, why is it that we want the body to live longer? For it is certain if our focus is on our body, we are banking on the impossible and already know that nothing in this physical world is capable of lasting an eternity. There will never be any security or safety found in a physical entity, and this includes the body.

The search for Truth cannot be a partial commitment. Wishful thinking will never turn the truth into something we want it to be, mainly because we are not the author of reality.

In order to experience what is capable of lasting forever, and promises us a perfect release from the thought of death and all the ills that seem to go along with it, we’re going to need to accept that the body is not our reality. The body is merely a part of our experience in this temporary world; its function and purpose are highly overrated because, in and of itself, it has no real function or value, aside from being a vehicle for sharing thoughts in this realm.

True communication is invisible and pure thought. Can we see it? No, but we can experience the decisions we make and see the outcome quite clearly.

Be willing to at least entertain the idea that the body is not who and what we are, and focus entirely on what is going on in the mind. This is where our life takes place because how we feel is always going to revolve around what we are thinking, and how we feel as a result.

Recently, one of the new young leaders of this world, Malala Yousafzai, addressed the United Nations Youth Assembly and world on her 16th birthday. By all rights she should have left this world behind, because how many bodies can withstand a bullet to the brain and still function? This miracle has obvious repercussions because it has become the “shot heard round the world.” Malala is now a spokesperson for millions of young people who deserve an education, and her crime, according to the Taliban, is that she wanted to go to school. For this, she deserved to die.

But live she did, and with the media behind her, Malala is teaching all of us the most powerful lesson in the world with her amazing statement:

“… this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.”

Is there any doubt that she is still in this incarnation precisely to deliver this timely message? Forgiveness is the ultimate cleanse that removes all pain, heals all wounds, repairs the heart, and renews the mind. A forgiving mind reveals the Light that each of us stands in when we have decided to side with peace. If Malala can find it in her heart to forgive those who would kill her, what’s keeping us from forgiving this world so we can live in peace?

Forgiveness is not a new message. Countless spiritual teachers and healers tell us that this is a free and freeing practice that can only heal our split perception so that everything fuses gently into One Thought, One Love, One Life, and reveals the Oneness of the Universe that binds us all together. There is no other way if what we want is eternal peace and happiness. Forgive and free the world from all we thought was unloving, and we free ourselves right along with it. Love is the Answer.

Carmen Allgood © July 2013

Music Video “Amazing” courtesy of indie artist Troy Horne, as heard on radio showz.

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About the Author

Carmen Allgood is the author of the beginner’s guide to inner peace, Beyond Diapers – How not to wallow in your own poop. Carmen offers readers a modern day exploration of spiritual evolution, with a timely twist of pop-psychology for the masses who are starved for lasting peace of mind and true happiness. Carmen unveils the mysteries of love, reveals the means to heal the mind and thus the body, and the simple steps available to all of us to live in constant joy. She also produces syndicated independent music radio shows on, which have featured 20,000 independent artists from around the world.


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  • Edel

    Nice article, how though, does one go about forgiving a father who has deserted his children, an Arab mujahideen who burns down a village in his own country, killing and raping innocent children, or a mother who cannot love her own child and constantly puts her down? These are real situations and reality hurts.

    • Juatin Case

      First we must understand that when someone commits a crime against you that there is automatically created a debt that requires repayment. If someone smashes your window then they automatically owe you a window and if they harm you in any other way then they automatically owe you. Now we can understand what forgiveness is. Forgiveness is releasing someone of their debt for which that person can not or will not repay. We must release this person of their debt so that we as individuates can move on with our own lives. This does not mean that we love them or even like them but that we no longer seek to make them pay for their crimes. We as people can never heal if we always have anger at the forefront of our existence. This is just my opinion though.

  • Dave

    I’m sure the ruling class loves people who preach peace and love, because if they are listened to there will never be uprisings against injustice.

  • PoorButterfly

    If bad experiences didn’t hurt, there wouldn’t be anything to forgive. It seems the biggest obstacle is fear. More than hurt, anger or even grief.

  • Thanks for the comments. This is a difficult topic because of our misconceptions about what it means to forgive. This practice will release each individual from grievances, which blocks the truth about us in our thought system. We can do it all at once – forgive the world! But most of us will need a gradual process where the benefit of not holding grievances proves to be where our peace lies. It will all be based on what each of us values: being at peace or being in conflict. These are our only choices. Choose love …

    • Fran

      Thank you, Carmen. It is certainly a challenging concept, but so important. When we see others as a reflection of ourselves, not separate, this concept becomes clearer.

      I practice Ho ‘Oponopono when I feel someone has harmed me (from deeply harming to simple annoyances). I repeat the phrases–I love you (because we are one). I’m sorry (for your suffering that caused this action). Please forgive me (for my part in this suffering, since we are connected/one). Thank you (for the lessons you are teaching me).

      I love you.
      I’m sorry.
      Please forgive me.
      Thank you.

      The Ego struggles against this when it’s feeling wronged, and often easily justifiably so, but as you’ve said, the holding onto pain prolongs it. Vengeance and victimhood binds us to the perpetrator. Forgiveness releases us, and begins the healing process. Cleanses us.

  • carmen allgood

    Dear Fran – you could have written this same article with a slight variation on the same theme. I love you, I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Thank you. Words to live by …

    When we ask someone to forgive us, it is the most loving thing we can do for them, because it is simply stating you want them to be happy and at peace. If they are holding a grievance against you, it has blocked their happiness. Same with us, because as you said – we truly are all one, and there is no separation in love.
    Thanks for chiming in!!! Please write an article for WakeUpWorld about your practice …

    Love!! Carmen