You may be asking to forgive who? For what? I believe that forgiveness is a powerful practice to incorporate into your life.
Let me explain. Sometimes we do or say things that we want to be forgiven for – but instead, we push it aside and tell ourselves it is no big deal.
Sometimes there are people in our life that are not there for us when we need them or they are not as supportive as we would like them or need them to be. We tell ourselves we can deal with it or that we understand – that the person has a lot going on. We want to forgive them or we are waiting for them to ask for forgiveness – but there is a part of us that pushes it aside or we tell ourselves it is no big deal.
Yes, people have their own issues and we can forgive and in many instances, it is good to let things roll, to not take them personally. However, depending on what is going on in your life and how you are feeling it can be difficult to fully let things go. It can be difficult to forgive or be forgiven.
When we are not honestly expressing how we feel – when we forgive someone just to make them feel better – when we let everything roll off our back and tell ourselves “it is no big deal” – it doesn’t feel good – energetically.
When you hold back how you feel, it causes a build-up of stuck, stagnant, low-vibration energy in your mind, body, and soul.
Over time this low-vibration energy builds up and makes you feel uncomfortable – physically, emotionally, and mentally.
I want to share a practice you can incorporate to help you clear out this stuck, stagnant energy.
It is a Forgiveness Prayer (author unknown).
- Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit.
- Take a couple of grounding breaths – in and out.
- Repeat this prayer at least 3 times, either quietly to yourself or out loud, whichever feels most comfortable to you.
“All that has offended me, I forgive.
Within and without, I forgive.
Things past, things present, things future, I forgive.
I forgive myself.
I forgive everything and everyone who can possibly need forgiveness in my past and present.
I forgive positively everyone.
I am free and all others are free also.
All things are cleared up between us now and forever.”
This practice helps you energetically clear out what your mind, body, and soul has been holding onto.
It is something I use often when I am ready to let go of overanalyzing and/or overthinking situations I feel I need to forgive or am waiting for someone to ask for my forgiveness.
Try it out the next time you have been feeling uncomfortable around the topic of forgiveness and discover how freeing it can be to clear out the energetic gunk.
“Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.” Leo Tolstoy