Forgiveness renews connection, enhances our compassion, and allows us to create a clean slate so we can begin anew. For instance, it allows us to remain engaged in positive interactions with others despite emotional injury. This sustains unconditional love and connectedness with others which engenders positive health benefits. Such positive interactions require forgiveness if we wish to sustain loving connected relationships or at least avoid desolation or loneliness.
Forgiveness also promotes well-being because it is associated with the ability to regulate and release our negative emotions. Through forgiveness, we can clear any negative emotions that block trust and intimacy in our relationships. It assists us in digging deep into our insecurities and addresses the source of these negative emotions, not just the symptoms. Mostly, the more we forgive ourselves, the more we find it easier to forgive others. It frees us from the past and opens the energetic space for us to create a better future.
In repeatedly avoiding pain—especially pain associated with your past—you forfeit opportunities to heal yourself and thereby transform your future. Sadly, many people wait until a crisis or even the approach of death before forgiving themselves and others for events that are years, decades, or even half a century old. Too often, end-of-life professionals such as hospice workers, priests, and ministers witness individuals’ grievances and regrets about the past when the time to create change has run out. Harboring anger, grievances, or regrets only binds you to your past and fosters more negativity.
The greatest gift you can give ourselves—right now, at this moment—is forgiveness Click To Tweet, for it transforms judgment into acceptance and makes the past powerless over you. To heal your pain, you must find the courage to forgive yourself and others, the strength to suspend judgment, and the compassion to release your suffering.
When you think of a person in your life who may have hurt or harmed you, practice opening your heart, visualizing them as spiritual beings, and forgiving their human frailties. Use the mantra “Bless and Release,” and compassionately bless their spiritual beings in white light and release their dysfunctional patterns and choices in pink light. Use this spiritual practice when you want to disconnect the physical energy from impacting you negatively. Specifically, the vibration of pink light energy governs the physical universe so it short circuits the negativity, isolates it, and cuts the energy on it. In these moments, reflect on the connection between your heart and the other person’s. Then bless the individual. This tool can be used to release blame or judgment and to more quickly forgive yourself or others. The practice of forgiveness creates new space for positive energy to return to you, and opens more space in your heart for you to love yourself.
Forgiveness as a spiritual practice is an act of love Click To Tweetin which you focus energy through your heart center, and bless and release anything that does not align with who you truly are. The heart becomes an energetic clearinghouse that transforms grievance and resentment into love and compassion, and dissolves any emotional injury attached to the person or situation. By forgiving, and truly letting go, you make the past powerless over your life. Click To Tweet