You are feeling the yearning to move forward, to stretch beyond that which is restraining you, holding you in place. Dear ones, open your eyes and you will see that those tethers are of your own creation. As you stand there frozen in fear of what lies ahead and remembering what transpired in your past, you are the only one who can release the bonds. Nothing you have done up until this point in your life can control you unless you give it the power to do so. But Master, you say, it is unforgivable. It was shameful and hurtful towards others. Forgiveness, dear ones, is unconditional; however, does not happen instantaneously. When you are dealing with feelings of shame, regret, anger, these are very strong emotions. Your mind knows you would be in a better place if you would release them. Your heart feels burdened underneath their weight. Your ego wants to hold onto them perhaps because they are all you feel you have left of a situation in which you were hurt very deeply. Well-meaning advice of “just let it go” make you feel worse and sometimes rebellious to hold on tighter to the feelings. Forgiveness, like grief, is a process that is individual to the person and the situation. There are stages you will go through as you forgive but keep in mind that when you decide to start the process you are unlocking the chains that were holding you. With each emotion you let go of, another cord is cut layer by layer until you have peeled away that which stings, that which controls you, that which was slowly draining you of life. Gently release those chains using your own free will to do so and in your own time. When you finally reach that place of total forgiveness towards another or towards yourself, your heart will respond in a miraculous way and begin to fill with love once again.