It is said that forgiveness does not condone an offense that was committed. It is more about taking back your power that was given away as the offense is dwelt upon and the desire for justice goes unrewarded. I now understand that there is a much broader and more grand reason to forgive.
Some say that the human brain is the most powerful transmitter/receiver of energy waves that there is. That thoughts are things. Our thoughts today create our reality tomorrow. The Bible says, "As a man thinketh, so is he," and also, "what you sow, so shall you reap." Emotions tend to amplify the signal that we broadcast and so whether we're focused on injustice, fear, anger, pain, or love, joy, happiness, and contentment, we are setting our broadcast signal to those frequencies.
Have you ever noticed that when something unpleasant happens in your day that suddenly one bad thing after another begins occurring? A bad day just keeps getting worse the more attention you give to the problems. You have tuned your frequency to the broadcast of chaos and dysfunction and so that's you receive in return. As we focus our thoughts and give attention to something it is the same as sending a request to the universe for more.
When we dwell on injustices of the past we set our frequency to injustice and inadvertently draw more injustice to us in the future. By forgiving and letting go of past wrongs and ills we're then free to focus on the things that we want to draw to us in the future. Forgiveness helps us to change the frequency we broadcast and the less we focus on what we don't want the easier it is to attract what we do want.
The best way to tell what we're broadcasting is to be aware of how we feel. As you feel good you are lining up with what you want and as you feel bad you are attracting more of what you don't want. Use forgiveness to let go of the unwanted and make the choice to feel good. The better you are at this the better your life will be.