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Forgiveness; The Act of a Spiritual Warrior!

– Posted in: Religious/Spiritual
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When the idea came to me to write an article on how to forgive someone, it seemed a near impossible task to put a positive ‘RealGoodNews’ spin on the subject, but as I gave it more thought it came to me that forgiveness isn’t just about saying the words, “I forgive you,” its a tremendously courageous act and the way of a true spiritual warrior. It allows you to bravely and confidently reclaim your power, your dignity and in some cases, your sanity. Forgiveness is one of the most amazing tools of the mind that I have come across.

THE FIRST STEP

It doesn’t matter what ‘they’ said or did. Understandably, some people have survived extreme levels of trauma that would make forgiveness seem impossible. Especially when the hurt is done to your body or to an innocent child. Yet, forgiveness can take away all of the hatred, all of the fear and all of the justification you feel within. Forgiving is not (and never will be) forgetting. Forgiving is a mental-spiritual exercise that will release the bonds between your spirit and theirs. No longer will your soul be feeding another. By living in un-forgiveness, you are allowing them to still retain power over you and your soul.

When you are ready to be free of these bonds it is time to practice forgiveness. Resentment and anger (towards yourself and others) no matter how justified create a darkness within. This darkness will grow until it is so heavy it will not allow your spirit to grow and break free. If you can not forgive yourself then you will find it difficult to forgive others. When you can not forgive others then you will find it difficult to reach the higher energies to commune with your creator. As a spiritual warrior, you’ll chose to pierce through the darkness with the light of love and forgiveness. You and only you are responsible for how you feel. No longer do you blame others for what you think, feel, believe, say or do. You are the master of your own choices. Your soul is no longer weighed down by fear and hatred. When you chose peace, love and forgiveness the heart is light and free, no one can take that way from you. It is your choice! Forgiveness allows you to put down the burden of your past and walk free.

Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself! It is a wondrous release from the burden of anger and pain. When you choose to forgive, you choose to love yourself while living in the present instead of the past. It does not mean to forget but it does mean to release.

BE THE WARRIOR

I want to be that spiritual warrior, don’t you?. I want this to be the life in which I break through to a higher level of spirit; a more fulfilling and constructive way of living. Everyday is a lesson in forgiveness, for me. Everyday I work to forgive those who have wronged me in the past. Looking within means sometimes having to relive those hard moments while examining my part in them. Yet, as I begin to forgive each and everyone of those slights, I find my soul feels lighter, love exudes from my inner man and happiness is becoming a way of life.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS THAT WE CAN LEARN TO FORGIVE SOMEONE

* Write out (or say out loud) 100 times “I completely and freely forgive “name of the person” for “whatever wrong they did to you” and then for the following 6 days write out (or say out loud) 100 times “I fully and freely forgive (name of the person) ”

* What is stopping me from choosing peace and happiness now? Write it down.

* What would love do now?

* Where is my anger directed? Towards another, towards God, towards yourself? Be specific and name the person or persons.

* Write a letter to the person who hurt you outlining to them what they did and that you are now choosing to forgive them for what they did. Put it all in there, every sordid detail and all of the anger or pain that you feel. Then burn the letter. It is a wonderful cathartic process to see the ashes rise and blow away. As you watch them rise up, let it go!

THIS WEBSITE OUTLINES A 12 STEP PROCESS OF FORGIVENESS

How to forgive in 12 easy steps..

The wonderfully talented Matthew West has a song about forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable,
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me know to do the impossible, Forgiveness!

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