"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody."
Forgiveness. It can be so easy to say and yet so challenging to practice everyday. We have thoughts like, 'this person wasted my time', 'I had a hard childhood ', or 'why me?' These are the thoughts that require our forgiveness.
Though you may not be aware of it, the energy of those negative thoughts holds you down from moving forward in your life. The lack of forgiveness is like a ghost following you around into your next relationship, job, or just a general day-to-day stuff.
Why is forgiveness so important for us to do in order to move on and thrive? Because the act of forgiveness is moving out of a state of victimhood to a state of wholeness. The Whole I spirit within you.
When you are operating out of a state of victimhood you will continue to attract more situations that make you feel like a victim. When we truly forgive, we free up so much energy and love that pour into our bodies, mind, spirit, and life.
Remind yourself that there is never a failed relationship, you have never wasted your time, your childhood was not so bad your are broken forever, you are the one that choose whether these external factors rule your inner world. And if you do decided to hold a grudge, speak ill of someone, or feel stuck in your life because of past circumstances, that’s all on you, not them.
When I first started doing forgiveness work, I didn't think that I had anyone that I hadn't forgive, but when I dove in deeper I realized that I had a lot of little instances that I was still holding on to within my mind.
My gym teacher in elementary school that wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom and I peed myself. I was still pissed at her, no pun intended, well, sorta, but regardless, I was triggered when I thought about it.
Think about when you are talking about a situation and get all fired up about it. That is probably a clear indication of a place that forgiveness can occur. You can also write a letter to a person saying all the things you wish to tell them, and then forgive them for it all.
It’s not that when you forgive, you give your power away, you are actually reclaiming it. What you are releasing is the energetic attachment to that person, scenario, etc.
Again, why is forgiveness so important for you? So you can move forward and thrive on with your life. People are going to fuck up, let you down, say the wrong thing, be oblivious and no matter what you do, it’s all happening for a reason. Because you created it with your thoughts, beliefs, and energy.
You want less of all those aforementioned things in your life? Let go of being a victim of this person did x,y,& z to me, and be the more conscious version of yourself. Forgive yourself and them and move forward with you life. Life is so precious don't waste one moment of it because of what has happened in the past.
Forgiveness is liberation. Liberate yourself from the chains of imprisonment of victimhood. The only person that can take away your power is you, so call your power back to yourself. You are the one at the helm of your life boat, there will always be waves, learn how to surf.