"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." -Bruce Lee
Do you ever have those sleepless nights when your mind is chattering and the tapes in your head are playing over and over? Most of us do...
Even though I believe I manage my emotions very well, every now and then I have a night where I feel utterly exhausted the next day because I was not resting peacefully; I had unfinished business running through my mind.
Last night was one of those nights for me, and when I woke up this morning I searched my heart for the answer to what has been holding me back from peace and perfect rest. As I laid in bed with my deepest thoughts, the answer came to me in the form of a feeling, an intuitive feeling which is how I tell the difference between my intuition and imagination.
My intuition always feels right, makes sense, and immediately brings forth a need for a call to action.
I know within me there are people and situations I need to forgive. Really forgive. And not only that, but bless them so I can move on from the hurt or disappointment, and the most damaging and peace-robbing emotion of all, anger.
I chose to put that forgiveness in the form of prayer, and truly gave it to God, with all of the sincerity I have inside me. I said it out loud, I named each individual and situation, each unmet dream, each hurt, and forgave out loud, followed by a blessing for each one; and felt it right down to my soul.
As I did so, I felt stress, tension, hurt feelings, and anger leave my being. I then forgave myself, the most important person in my life, for any and all wrongdoing I may have done in ignorance. I am not perfect, but a work in progress. If others cannot acknowledge that they are works in progress as well, they will not be able to practice forgiving others, and themselves, with sincerity.
Forgiving is grace in action. It is for you. It is for us. It is so we can let go of negative emotions that cause us bad feelings, that harm no one but ourselves.
If there is something or someone you need to forgive, get quiet, go deep within, close your eyes, breathe deep, and visualize that. Then one by one, forgive them, it, and yourself out loud and let the hurt and anger go. I promise that if you do this sincerely, your life will change in ways that even your wonderful imagination couldn’t dream up.
You are loved,