One of the ways I have learned to create Inner Peace for myself is to practice forgiveness on a regular basis. Holding onto the hurts in life is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person, who has hurt us, to die.
We are the one who is keeping us chained to the event that has hurt us. I know, there are many people who have had some pretty “unforgivable” things happen to them and you may be one of them. Please remember that forgiveness does not mean that we are forgetting what happened or saying that it was right in any way. It does mean that we have decided to “unchain” ourselves from the event.
Forgiveness means that you are making a conscious choice to unhook from the energy around the event and move on with your life.
If you are ready to let yourself off the hook with regard to any event no matter what it may be and no matter how long you have held onto it then you are ready to practice forgiveness.
You may experience tears, a loud growl, anything that lets you know that you are finally ready to let go of this trapped energy that no longer serves you. My body has actually shuddered a number of times when I have allowed myself to let go of past hurts and surrendered them for the last time.
Did you know that you can only truly feel an emotion for two minutes or less? If you don’t keep re-triggering it, it will go away, so if you are experiencing an emotion you don’t like, breathe, look at a pretty flower or think of something that makes you feel happy, let go of the emotions that you don’t like and eventually they will have no choice but to let go for good.
When this works for you, please let me know. Tell me about your experiences. I love hearing your success stories!