forgiveAt Lumina we help you to understand how forgiveness practice can help you move forward in your life and live a happier fuller life.

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

Forgiving somebody does not mean that what they did is okay it just means that you are releasing them and are no longer going to allow them to have any control over you, your feelings, or your energy. You owe it to yourself to completely let go of any animosity so you can live your most peaceful and joyful life.

You might need to find yourself repeating some of these steps before finally getting it all out of your system and and moving on. Especially if somebody really got under your skin, you will need to dig deep into your heart to find the forgiveness needed to let go. In the meantime, remember it is only yourself that is hurting more, so try to go to that place inside where love resides sooner than later.

  1. Think about journaling so you can release the past! Journal why are you upset? How have you been wronged? How did it make you feel? This is for you so let it out be honest with yourself, so don’t hold back. As the words flow out of you, imagine letting all of the negative energy and emotions surrounding the subject being released out of your body with them.
  2. Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes and empathize with them. Again, this doesn’t make them right or what they did okay. But, why do you think they acted in such a way? Practicing empathy and letting a little compassion flow is very healing. It’s a reminder that we are all human, none of us without flaws or mistakes. We’ve all needed forgiveness at some point in our lives.
  3. Send them love and light. Find it in your heart to bless them and let go of the hurt feelings. Picture them as being happy and allow yourself to feel happiness for them. It’s not easy to wish someone joy when they have done you wrong. But, it’s also the most important step to freeing yourself. Everyone deserves happiness. If you can master this level of forgiveness and compassion, your heart will always be free of worry and full of love.
  4. Forgive yourself too! Sometimes you can be hard on yourself for what happened, even beating yourself up over not being able to forgive and forget easily. Your mind is powerful and can loop back to an unforgiving place, just know that your mind is creating this thought, but that doesn’t make it reality. When you identify that a thought does not align with your spirit, just allow it to come without attachment and look at it from the “observer” role, letting it pass by. Practice being gentle and loving with yourself.
  5. Be grateful for what they have taught you. Every situation in our life, but especially the negative ones, can teach us something. Think of these people and experiences as spiritual assignments. Especially in the case of not being able to forgive easily, that is an indicator of a potential major “a-ha” moment or awakening waiting to happen. Show up for these assignments and be ready to receive the lesson. Be grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.

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