Have you ever experienced some strong negative emotion towards a person or yourself? Has someone hurt you or violated you in some way, and you carry that pain around? Have you ever noticed how this person or the pain seeps into your day and all you can think about is the pain or hurt or anger? Have you notice how this zaps your energy or brings down your mood tremendously? This is the fearful you. What if you could forgive this person or yourself? How would your life be better?
Forgiveness is the tool we have to be able to be free and to live from a place of love in our life. Please be aware that forgiveness does not mean acceptance of wrong doing towards you, however, it does mean that you give yourself permission to release the negative emotions and to let go.
1. Choose or have the desire to forgive – sometimes a person feels that forgiving is so insurmountable. I have good news, all you have to do is have some part of you desire it and the process will begin (you will be met where you are by that which is greater than ourselves).
2. Say a prayer or meditate – within that prayer or meditation, see this person as part of that which is greater than us, thank the person for the gifts and lessons learned that were provided from the experience and say “I release you” (as you breathe out). Please be aware that gifts and lessons learned are positive, about ourself and the future (ie: lessons learned are NOT – “I leaned I can’t trust people” but INSTEAD they ARE – “I learned I can trust myself”.)
3. Surrender- give it up to that which is greater than us and allow them to work through us and for us.
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With Love – Brandy