Forgiveness… just the mere mention of the word and I can hear the groans of resistance echoing in the atmosphere. Please allow me to offer what may be a different way of approaching this touchy subject and just maybe, help you to shift your perspective to one of gratification when applying it to your own life.
For so many of us who have been wronged, hurt or abused the idea of forgiveness is simply too much to contemplate and evokes anger and triggers our stuff. We have, no doubt, all heard that forgiveness sets us free. It is not for the one who did us wrong but it is in fact for us. A lot of people roll their eyes at this suggestion and cannot fathom how this is so. But I have come to know that this is the case. I myself used to become so frustrated at hearing that forgiveness is of vital importance and did not understand the power of this beautiful, loving act. It used to pop up and present itself to me in the most unexpected ways. I would go to a real estate seminar and it was there. I would read a book on someone turning their life around and making huge money and they swear by bringing forgiveness into their life. There had to be something to this for all of these successful people to be speaking so highly of its ability to bring freedom and peace into their lives.
I have come to understand that , yes, it does set you free and it is not about the other person but in no way, is it letting the other person off the hook or saying that what they did was ok. What I have discovered is that it is all about you. Yes you. It is a choice. A choice to be free from the pain, anguish, hurt, blame, shame, suffering, loss, anger and resentment that keeps you in a continual loop of these lower vibrational frequencies. These emotions give your power away and allow the past to hold you hostage. When this is the case, you struggle to move forward in life and you are robbed of potential joy, love and freedom.
To take this understanding to a higher level, I would like to ask you to think in terms of vibration. Everything is a vibration and if your intention for this life is to experience as much joy, love and deep meaningful connections as possible, then it makes sense that you will want to be in the best possible vibration as much of the time as you can in order to create this. An interesting result, in an experiment that I read about, demonstrates the profound impact that forgiveness has on your physical body. In this experiment, the people were hooked up to machines that measure your brainwaves and the results of this one lady were off the charts, in a really positive way. She was pulled out of the experiment and asked what she was doing to create such dramatic results in her brain. She explained that she was simply focusing on attempting to forgive her husband for something he did. She was letting go of all resistance and negative emotion and in turn she was rewarded with the highest of feeling good emotions. Life changing emotions. Flying high vibrations. The longer that you can be in this type of vibration, the more likely that it will also bring about positive changes into your physical reality.
In order to utilise this magic in your life, you simply need to hold the intention of forgiveness. Even if you are unable to forgive at first, holding the intention to do so or genuinely wanting to forgive is the perfect place to start. This brings the vibration of forgiveness into your energy field. Some simple steps are to write in a journal everyday things you wish to forgive. Not only the big obvious things but also the little everyday things. Forgive others and especially yourself and try to make it a habit to forgive quickly and easily. You can also sit with your eyes closed and breathe in, while thinking of what or who you choose to forgive, and then breathe out forgiveness and letting go. Repeat this process until you feel it is done. What is important is the intention to allow forgiveness to permeate the darkest of places within and to bring peace where there was hurt, joy where there was despair, love where there was emptiness and magic where there was no hope. If you incorporate this into your daily practices, you will see changes that will amaze you.
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