The other Sunday night I was listening, as I often do, to the Radio 4 spiritual programme ‘Something Understood’. They were talking about forgiveness and saying sorry, and I decided to use that as the theme for the meditation on the Monday morning and the theme for my ‘Essence of the Week’ selections.
According to Google, ‘Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.’
A few days earlier I had broadcast a full moon meditation that was about letting go. Full moon is the time where you have energetic support to let go of things. But you might find there are things that you don’t seem to be able to let go of. This might be people, it might be situations, beliefs, habits, or memories that haunt you.
Sometimes when there are things we can’t let go of it’s because we haven’t been able to forgive that person or that situation.
A Powerful Tool for Healing
Forgiveness is one of the most powerful tools for healing that you have in your toolbox. And we sometimes forget about it. We forget that if we were able to forgive someone, we would be released from the hold that that person or that situation has on us. Because, for instance, if you’re bearing a grudge against someone, if you’re still angry with someone about something, you still have an energetic connection to that person. And that’s whether you see them anymore or not, whether you haven’t spoken to them for years, there’s still that connection between the two of you, because you haven’t been able to forgive.
If you’re able to forgive, you can cut that tie. You will feel better because it’s the inability to forgive that holds you back. It doesn’t affect the other person whatsoever. It only does harm to you, and you are the only person who can change that.
And forgiveness is all about unconditional love. You know, being able to love somebody despite what they’ve done. And that’s quite hard for most of us to do, but if you’re able to find yourself in a place of unconditional love, then you will feel lighter, and life will seem clearer to you.
I broadcast a live meditation every day, Monday-Friday, in my Halcyon Daily Meditations group, with recorded meditations at weekends and holidays. You can find out more HERE
Hi, Louise; it’s an interesting topic. I’ve found that forgiveness is a process, rather than a one-off event. I have to revisit the person or situation – usually both – and forgive them in words, even if I can’t yet feel it. It may be different for other people but I thought this might be helpful to people wanting to forgive but struggling to feel that it’s happening. I so agree about the negative energy attachment caused by being unable to let go.