How Forgiveness Sets Us Free

If we were really conscious of how our thoughts and feelings contributed to the flow or lack of flow in our lives , I think we would pay more attention to what we think and feel.  The problem is, we don’t really buy into the truth that they do.  We are still tempted to believe that what is happening outside of us is the cause of our experience of being stuck and stagnant.

There is a simple, yet powerful solution to moving that kind of sluggish energy. 

Forgiveness 

Forgiveness is strictly an inside job.  It’s about giving up all of our negative feelings, judgements, resentments, and bitterness towards another person(s), past experience, or event.  It doesn’t mean that what happened is okay or excusable.  It just simply means that we are tired and depleted from carrying the emotional weight of a particularly painful experience.  It means that we are willing to unload the emotional burden so that healing can happen.  

The following is a forgiveness prayer / meditation that I find helpful to do everyday.  It is a daily energetic cleanse that really helps to align our heart and mind with what we most desire for ourselves and others.  

(Name of person, past experience, event, etc.) I now declare in this moment the release of all my negative feelings, resentments, judgments, and perceptions towards you.  I release my mind of all thoughts and beliefs of who I think you are and how you have hurt me and caused me pain.  I open the prison doors of my mind and surrender you to the love and light that you are.  I no longer bind you to the laws I have made, for this is the truth of my being.  

(Name of person, past experience, event) I declare in this moment that you do the same for me.  I ask to be released of all your negative feelings, resentments, judgments, and perceptions towards me.  May you release me in your mind of all thoughts and beliefs of who you perceive me to be and all of the ways I have hurt you and caused you pain.  I declare that you open the prison doors of your mind and surrender me to the love and light that I am.  May you no longer bind me to the laws you have made, for this is the truth of your being.      
Saying the person’s name and the following words out loud gives it more energy and “life” to the healing and releasing process.  Doing this on a daily basis can really help to keep the energetic channels cleared so that our energy doesn’t become stuck and stagnant

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