According to the dictionary, to forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward yourself or others for some perceived offense, flaw, or mistake. Keeping that definition in mind, forgiveness becomes a form of compassion. Forgiveness is the simple act of letting go:
When we forgive, not to right wrongs, for healing.
When you forgive, you don’t change what happened, you just heal your body at very deep levels. Forgiving someone is a way of letting go of old baggage so that you can heal and move forward with your life. It benefits both the person who forgives and the offender because it can allow both people to let go of past resentments.
Many of us have read the Bible verses encouraging us to forgive (“Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” Luke 17:4), and struggle with layers of emotion whenever we recall past events.
Every time you think a thought or feel a feeling, you have a whole body response.
You either create positive, or you release stress hormones and neurotransmitters that send your health down the tubes.
This is what is meant by the phrase, “You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought.”
For most of us, forgiveness is a process. My favorite way to forgive is
by using simple mantras. Let go Let God, or Palm 23 or
Hold your hand over your heart as you repeat your forgiveness mantras and feel yourself letting go
rinse and repeat
You will know you are done with forgiveness when you can think of the person, place or event without any negativity charge whatsoever.
As you forgive, you heal four major organs in your body:
Your heart.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Anger drives up your systolic blood pressure – suppressed anger is a primary emotional factor in hypertension.
A Nova Scotia Health Survey found that anger increases your incidence of coronary heart disease. Learning how to forgive has been scientifically proven to lower your blood pressure and overall heart rate. Why take high blood pressure medication or even go under the knife when you can simply learn how to forgive?
Your liver. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
If you study soul medicine, you will learn that your liver processes the chemical effects of your anger, rage, wrath and resentment. Often your liver does not need so much as a green juice cleanse (however helpful that may be) as a break from processing all your anger. The stress hormone cortisol stimulates gluconeo genesis (the making of new glucose) in the liver, using amino acids, lactate, glycerol, and propionate. That’s why chronic stress may make you fat around the midsection. Learn to forgive and change your body shape without endless hours of ab work.
Your large intestine. According to Harvard Medical School, chronic stress makes your GI inflammation worse. A review of 13 studies showed that patients who tried psychologically based approaches had greater improvement in their digestive symptoms compared with patients who received only conventional medical treatment. When you study the emotional correlations of your large intestine, you will find that letting go of grief, guilt and depression takes major stress off this important organ.
Your brain. those who had learned to forgive are less depressed.
forgiving yourself and all others?
What is healing? Healing happens when we learn how to forgive.
Unforgiveness is the complex set of emotions that you feel toward someone that has hurt you. Key among these is probably hatred. Hatred consists of your desire to see someone hurt or in pain, and that is often our response when someone hurts us.
We want our offender to experience similar hurt. This is often expressed in motives for revenge or feelings of resentment, AND at its core unforgiving hearts are filled with hateful emotions. forgiveness offers the opportunity to put the past permanently in the past and to work collaboratively for a better future.
As we acknowledge and release our emotions we make ourselves more and more bullet proof to emotions like anxiety and depression and less susceptible to addictive behaviors.
when we address all aspects of ourselves – physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual – we can experience profound transformation in our health.
Here are a few questions.
One, what do you truly believe will make you well?
Two, is it working for you? If your approach is not working then you may do better by considering a bigger picture. That’s what I do every day – I look for unseen, overlooked factors that could make a major improvement in your total well being.
Part of being healthy is learning from all our life’s experiences. This comes from inner reflection. No matter what other people have said and done, it’s always about us
– how we can make better choices moving forward,
-who we need to allow into our inner circle and
-who we need to set boundaries with.
Forgiveness sets you free. You let go of the old hurts that have kept you imprisoned in pain. When we stay in our power we can forgive ourselves for putting ourselves in uncomfortable situations and resolve to surround ourselves with love and light moving forward.
A great affirmation to say at the beginning of every day is, “DIVINE LOVE. is my birthright”
Forgive yourself for feeling hurt -we all feel that way sometimes…
energy behind anger can lead us to profound transformation. In Chinese medicine, anger clogs our liver. When we use the energy of anger to change what needs to be changed – whether that be our attitude, our partner, our job, etc. – we can let go of what no longer serves us and find our way back to kindness, creativity and happiness.
A technique I use in soul parenting is call the vacuum:
I say practicing forgiveness is like vacuuming.
I vacuumed my house last week and a little dust has gathered since. As we bring the light of awareness to our inner dialogue, we can identify when we are playing the role of victim and seeing others or even the world at large as perpetrator. Stepping out of that limited mindset into a broader understanding of what’s really going on with each of us at the soul level can empower us to bring the power of compassion to all our relationships.