“All forgiveness is self-forgiveness. Release those toxic thoughts, those units of mental energy, and now life can start flowing through you again.” ~Dr. Michael B. Beckwith
What’s the longest time you have spent not forgiving someone? How did it feel?
This quote is a powerful reminder: There is power in forgiveness. Healing power, transformational power, and the power to redesign your life where the positive parts are more prominent, and how you can be more present in them.
Don’t get me wrong, forgiving and letting go is not an easy task. This is because we believe the other party does not deserve forgiveness. We believe that by not forgiving them we are punishing them, and it’s completely the other way around. By not forgiving someone, we are holding on to negative feelings inside, which doesn’t let us move on.
There are benefits of forgiving: releasing guilt, receiving self-acceptance, and healing relationships.
You will have to really make an effort and shift your perspective on this one, but once you start practicing what I will show you in a second, you will feel so much better!
Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you forget what they did to you or that you have to let them back into your life, but it helps you to let go of resentment and grow into a better version of yourself.
Forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, more positive parts of your life. Forgiveness shows compassion for the one who hurt you. It doesn’t justify what they did or remove their personal responsibility for their action but forgiveness releases your emotional pain and allows you to have peace of mind and more forward.
Today, I encourage you to try these journaling prompts to nurture forgiveness:
What are some toxic thoughts holding me back from forgiving?
What do I need to let go of?
What am I holding on to?
What do I need to forgive myself for?
How will I feel after forgiving?
See yourself flying away from the situation like and dove in the air gracefully flying out to sea. If any residual emotion comes up let it drop into the ocean and let the waves wash it away.
Whenever I need to forgive someone who has hurt me in someway, I say this statement:
I forgive _________ for ________ and I set myself free. Then I send it out to sea.
Who can you try to forgive so that you can heal and move on today?
Receive more words of wisdom from Reverend Michael B. Beckwith from my most downloaded Get Loved Up Podcast episode: Episode #20 – Connect Spiritually and Elevate Your Consciousness.