Forgiveness prepares us for end of suffering it also requires us to refrain from judging others and surrendering ourselves by letting it go. When we let go of the fear and choose to forgive, we create a shift in our perceptions and create more miracles in our life.
Ask yourself what do you have to learn from the experience? What do you need to forgive? Maybe you need to forgive yourself. Holding onto grudges for past hurts can only cause more suffering. We carry thoughts of hatred because we blame others for bad things happening to us. We refuse to accept what is happening to us, the way we process the behaviour of others. The other person shouldn’t be to blame, it’s the way we have reacted to the experience which is causing us suffering.
So, how can you forgive when the pain is so deep and you were so hurt by the experience? Firstly, trust that you can forgive. Don’t resist it, surrender to the experience and let it go. Be grateful for the experience. What can you learn from the experience of forgiving someone for something that has hurt you?
By making the first steps to forgiveness you will feel liberated and free from the prison we have created within ourselves. By mastering the art of forgiveness we can create more miracles in our life. Forgive yourself more importantly for holding onto the grudges or past pain. Learn from your mistakes. The only way you will be free from suffering and live your life to its fullest potential is if you start mastering the art of forgiveness.
To forgive is to remove the anger, judgements and bitterness to create more space for love, compassion and kindness. By doing this you experience more freedom in your life by opening up your heart.
Take out your journal and answer the following questions:
1. Who do you need to forgive?
2. What is the lesson from this experience of past hurt?
How to forgive?
List your top 5 grudges or past pains where you need to forgive. Say the following words out loud to yourself
This fear is not serving me, I forgive and choose love instead.
Write a self-forgiveness letter to yourself, but instead of focusing on the negative side of the past pain, fill it with love and compassion and what you have learned from the experience.
Use this affirmation from Gabrielle Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles:
I forgive myself for choosing fear. Today I choose love instead.
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