As you are forgiving yourself (first and foremost... we tend to 'forget' about us), and forgiving others, along with making ammends, you are correcting your life. As Magic said, (not verbatem) by taking care of yourself and no longer abusing yourself, you are able to bring positivity into your life.
Positivity keeps you moving forward and in doing so, many people will see that as a threat and attempt to do whatever they are able to make you feel that you cannot become a 'better' person (reason for quote is we all are better... we just may not show it)(I do recognize this may cause controversy due to all the 'sick' people out there but IMHO, I believe, without a doubt, "God don't make Junk"). It is easier to see you, whether they liked it or not, as this other person...this negative, harmful, hurtful person. Now you are proving to them we can make ourselves into the Best Self we are. Not all will like that.
You are doing well and you need to recognize that. You stated "I will not rest easy or find peace until I have cleared myself" yet you are clearing yourself. There is no need to think otherwise. Look what you have done thus far. FORGIVE YOURSELF and others, then you will have cleared yourself.
You rock, MK, don't forget it...and remember "God made you and He does not make JUNK." Continue on this journey called positivity and respect for yourself and others. Know you are well.
Love, Light and Peace,