One of the important spiritual and emotional practices we use in our third phase of the Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward System of Change is the practice of forgiveness. It comes after we have admitted to ourselves that we need change, and we realize we need help from others including Spirit.
Forgiveness is foundational to releasing pent-up negative energies that keep us stuck in the muck and unable to rise above. Scientific studies show that practicing forgiveness keeps us healthier in body and soul. Just thinking about forgiveness can make a difference in our health. Conversely, (consciously or subconsciously) holding on to negative energies about past incidents or traumas can easily turn into physical ailments that lodge anywhere in the body. I’ve seen it in myself, and it regularly comes up with clients.
I know how difficult it is to forgive. There have been plenty of times I’ve had to forgive myself for messing up (again) on something I couldn’t seem to conquer. Apologies were justified. And, I have such strong codependency tendencies that I easily take the blame for things.
But there are the big things that happen to us with no fault of our own.
During a healing session, your subconscious may bring up a trapped emotion like anger or confusion or guilt that came from a certain time in your life. Sometimes it is a family issue but all too often someone says, “I’ve never told anyone this before, but I was raped when I was 14, and I’ve just stuffed it all these years.”
How does someone forgive this terrible thing?!
My friend, your subconscious knew you needed healing from this event. It knows everything that has ever happened in your life. It identified this deeply unhappy pain as something that needed to be released from your body to stop it from festering and becoming a sickness. You can know that the sting of that traumatic memory is released. Yes, the memory remains as an event, but it no longer has to have control over you, your emotions, and your soul.
Forgiveness has so many dimensions. It is something you can choose to do for yourself. A conscious decision. But it needs to be addressed from the subconscious level, too, as we do in releasing those unhappy memories and feelings through energy clearing.
Forgiveness is also spiritual as you clean away the negative energies that hold you back, and you can replace that space inside you with higher vibrating energies like forgiveness, peace, and compassion (for yourself and others).
Sure, forgiveness is not condoning a wrong nor does it ignore the consequences of bad deeds. But it can release the negative energy around it and simply do what needs to be done without vengeance, anger, or spite.
You do forgiveness for you. You do it for your children and your family. You release the negative energies that hold you back and that get transferred to your children down through the generations.
You will feel different. You will notice the release. Yes, there may be other feelings that will call out to be released, too, as you’ve built up a wall around your heart for protection. Once you are free from that pain, you will be able to grow the good you want to come into and go out from your life. You will blossom and the Universe will smile.
I invite you to start your healing journey with my unique and personalized, Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward System of Change. Let’s clear the muck and clear the negative energies that hold you back from moving forward into your new life, loves, and passions.
Certified Body Code Practitioner, life coach and energy healer, former non-profit executive with years of experience in caring for and about people and their place in this world. Friend of refugees and immigrants, ally to the addiction recovery community--all with respect, love, and compassion for mutual healing.