How to Gain Freedom through Forgiveness

It's a great day to learn about freedom!

Freedom through Forgiveness is the 3rd Foundation of Courageous Self-Care. 

If you missed Foundation 1 (Shifting your Relationship with Time) or Foundation 2 (Gratitude Changes Everything), simply click the link for either one to learn more.

 Now, about Forgiveness and Freedom...

 

I love this expression about Forgiveness; blaming others is like drinking poison and expecting them to die.

If we're holding onto grudges towards others, or ourselves, we are draining away precious energy. It takes so much energetic tension to blame and to hold onto things that happened in the past. 

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. 

My favourite forgiveness practice is the Ho'Oponopono, an esoteric Hawaiian Healing System. I made a video about it that you can watch here. 

In my experience, the most powerful forgiveness experience is when we choose to forgive ourselves. We can be mighty hard on ourselves, right?

Take a moment to consider somewhere you've been hard on yourself in the last few days. Put your hand on your heart, take a breath and think or say, "________ (your name), I forgive you for ___________. I know you were doing your best."

If you feel like you've been draining a lot of energy by holding grudges or blaming others, check out the Monthly Self-Care Tune Up. Each month, we get our bodies involved in the act of forgiveness, rather than just trying to think about it.  

Experiencing forgiveness with our entire being is absolutely transformative. I invite you to join us so you can feel the freedom for yourself.