True forgiveness is not about absolving others for the pain and suffering we perceive they inflicted upon us. It is a process of letting go of the illusion we hold about our self and others. Forgiveness is the miracle we offer to our self and others when we accept our true nature. It is understanding that we are not limited bodies living a life enslaved by a divided ego self that is programed by social conditioning, creating a matrix of guilt, fear, and pain that governs our choices. Forgiveness is the process of freeing our self from the thoughts and beliefs that keep us at war within our own mind. It is awakening to the reality of our being, that we are universal energy trapped in a physical body. Forgiveness is letting go of our identification with the body that experiences a perception of duality, such as good and evil, pain and pleasure. Forgiveness is the practice of identifying with the unified universal Mind that is compassionate and extends loving-kindness to self and others. Forgiveness is the choice to be guided by the intelligent inner energy; the loving energy of our soul.