Forgiveness is a huge part of the spiritual journey. To forgive others and also self-forgiveness. Why? Because we have all created blocks, mazes, and walls through our actions and judgments that stop our ability to see the illusion of this world, to see the Truth. The only way to remove those obstacles to the Truth is through actively forgiving those we perceive as having wronged us and forgiving ourselves for making those judgments in the first place.
True forgiveness is required. No magical words, no religious mantra will work. It takes practice. It takes patience. But opening yourself up to a lighter, brighter, happier world is worth it. It is the only way to free yourself from the bondage of the judgments you have made. It is the key to unlocking the door to your self-made prison cell.
Let’s start with an easy one. Remember that fancy sports car that cut you off and sped away? Or the guy with earbuds that cut in line at the grocery store? We are bumped and pushed by strangers almost every day in some form or fashion. Without judgment, without saying to yourself “well he must be in a hurry” or “she must not have seen me” or “what a ______” or any other thoughts that might pop up, without judgment of any kind, simply close your eyes and see in your third eye the situation. Wrap that stranger in the emerald green light of Love and release them. Say “I forgive you” and release the image from your mind. It is of no consequence, it is part of the illusion of this world, not unlike an obstacle in a video game that you have passed by.
The next category of forgiveness is a little more personal. Remember that person in your life that has truly wronged you. It could be a boss, a family member, a best friend, or a lover. It doesn’t matter, but pick someone that makes you angry to think about. Now let’s do the same thing. It will be harder and will take more time, but the process is the same. Get the image of this individual clearly in your third eye and wrap them in Love. Completely wrap them in the emerald green Love of the 4th chakra. I know that it is hard, but they are no different than anyone else. Take as much time as you need to settle down and see them wrapped in your Love. Release them. Thank them for being a part of your life, thank them for the lessons you learned through their actions and let them go. Forgive them for the hurt they caused you and watch them move away from your presence. Release them. Do this as many times as needed to feel peace and Love with the process and with the individual.
Now comes the hard one. Now comes the one nobody wants to talk about. At the end of the day, it’s the only forgiveness that is needed. Now it is time to forgive yourself.
Forgive yourself for getting angry. Forgive yourself for allowing others to take advantage of you. Forgive yourself for misunderstanding. Forgive yourself for forgetting your True Self, your True Magnificence. Forgive yourself for your self-judgments. You deserve the Love and Light of the Creator at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
Start with a childhood memory that leaves you feeling sad or angry. See that child in your third eye and wrap yourself in Love. Wrap that child in all that you are and tell yourself you are Loved, that you are a Holy Child of God and that the illusions of this world can never harm who you truly are. If need be, take yourself by the hand to a safe place, forgive yourself and remember that God is a part of you just as you are a part of God.
All this is hard work! Only you can give yourself the forgiveness that you seek. Only you can release your judgments of the past. Repeat as many times as is needed with as many individuals and situations as your True Self presents to you. The more you forgive yourself, the more individuals and situations will be presented to you by your True Self for forgiveness. If your intent is true and you want to forgive, your True Self will continue to remind you of whatever needs forgiveness in your life until all is forgiven. The more you do this, the easier it becomes.
After each forgiveness remember to forgive yourself. This is the most important act. Forgive yourself for reacting to the situation with anything other than Love and Light. Forgive and release the emotions as nothing more than a bad dream. It is your right to be here and it is your right to live in Love and Light. Do not settle for anything less by remembering the illusion of this world as well as your True Being.
In time, with practice and patience, Forgiveness will be yours. Anger fades away as peace and calm take their place. It is only then that you will fully remember your True Self.
Now we are doing yoga…
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com] He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com/the-yoga-dude/] for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.