The Soul Doctor is in, and I’m prescribing a special tonic for your mind, body and soul! If you‘re feeling sad and stuck and life just isn’t going the way you want it to, I can help.
What’s this “magical potion” that can lift you out of your funk and get life moving in the right direction again? Forgiveness is the cure for what ails you, and before you tell me that the wrongs you’ve experienced are absolutely unforgivable – consider this.
Forgiving other people doesn’t mean that you excuse their actions, and it doesn’t require you to open the door and make yourself vulnerable to hurt or abuse. Forgiveness is something you do for YOU!
Need more convincing?
Here are three teachings that will help allow you to open your heart to the healing magic of forgiveness.
1. Practice Ho‘oponopono – the Hawaiian ritual of forgiveness. You know how I always say that separateness is an illusion? Well, this special ritual is all about that. It stems from an understanding that we are all one in spite of our feelings of ‘separateness’. Because we are connected at a soul level, holding onto negative feelings about another person causes a matching negative vibration in ourselves. Not only that but because we are ALL one, that same toxic energy actually resonates across the entire planet. You and I both know; the planet does NOT need more negativity.
The start of the healing process, Ho‘oponopono relies on four magic sentences:
I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.
Next time you’re feeling hurt, send these words out to the other person, yourself, and the universe!
2. Ask the important questions. We sometimes have unreasonable expectations of other people. We expect them to behave a certain way, and they’re not always capable of that. You might read too much meaning into the actions of others, not realizing that they might be distracted, grieving, or totally unaware of the effect they are having on us. Sometimes people don’t mean to be hurtful, so don’t take it personally. Before you react with anger, be compassionate. Ask yourself if the persons intent is to be hurtful – if the situation is right, you can ask them this question directly. Then think about the person and try to put yourself in their shoes to understand where they’re coming from.
compassion, you shield yourself from hurt and resentment BEFORE it takes hold.
3. Don’t let anger poison you! We are divine energetic beings and holding onto grudges is POISON to us. Refusing to release anger blocks you energetically, which can have all kinds of repercussions. It can hurt you physically, causing pain and disease in your weakest areas. It also blocks you from attracting good things into your life. All the power of positive intention and manifestation can be derailed by the refusal to forgive.
Believe it or not, if you die holding on to anger, that energy can even carry forth to harm future generations. Forgiveness is a lesson that must be learned in the physical world. Souls can forgive from the other side, but even when they do, it lingers on in the spiritual DNA of future generations.
In addition to these three insights that I’ve shared, the JVP School of Mystical Arts offers several online courses that will help you to let go and forgive. Check out the courses here, and pay special attention to the 28 Days to Total Transformation, My Spiritual Healer Certification Course, and Forgiving the Unforgivable!