“By grace I live. By grace I am released.”
Forgiveness is something you can decide to do or not. Grace, on the other hand, happens; it is what you enter into when you have forgiven. We have explained forgiveness as the setting free of others and self from the constraints of mistaken concepts.
When you have forgiven you do not land in a void, in a free for all. No, you enter into the embrace of grace which enables you to understand that you are really who you have always been, as is everything around you: creation in extension. In other words, you are the hands and feet of love, channel of blessings, gift to the world. That is your most natural state. Everything else binds you and pulls you down.
Forgiveness and grace allow you to soar as you were created to.