FORGIVENESS

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, and overcomes negative emotions such as resentment and vengeance.

Reasons Why Forgiveness is So Important: -

  1. Forgiveness is good for you. If you harbor forgiveness you will be holding onto bitterness and thinking badly of others, sinning and opening a door to the enemy to get into your life and cause havoc.

  2. Forgiveness is mainly for your benefit, not for the benefit of the person you are forgiving. As long as you are feeling like a victim, you are carrying a heavy burden. Forgiveness allows you to put the burden down. And simply walk away from it. Free.

  3. Choosing not to forgive gets us stuck in our own past, preventing moving forward. Without forgiveness you are constantly stuck in your own past. Many people waste years of their lives in bitterness and resentment when they could, through forgiveness, have lived that time in joy.

  4. Forgiving helps us grow. Once you have forgiven anyone in your life you feel has harmed you, you suddenly find you have more time for thinking good productive and useful happy thoughts instead of negative and useless self-centered complaining.

  5. Forgiveness leads to healing. Holding onto resentment and not forgiving is sinful and seems to stand in the way of physical wellness.  Just google bitterness and cancer if you don’t believe me.

  6. Forgiveness is a free gift! Free to give and to receive.

  7. Forgiveness leads to purification of the spirit.

  8. Being forgiving is empowering. Forgiving those who have done you wrong gives you the power back. It unbinds you from the effects of that transgression and opens the door to the Lord to deal with the situation.

Yoga for Forgiveness

ASANA: THE GIFT OF RELEASE

The inability to forgive definitely manifests as physical contractions. And the pain can get lodged almost anywhere—in the heart, diaphragm, belly, or, for many women, the hips.

Essential Oil Therapy

Emotional/Spiritual Qualities of Essential Oils for Forgiveness in Forgiveness Blend

Ingredients

  • Melissa – Uplifting, lemon scented, natural anti-depressant.

  • Vetiver – Grounding, enhancing spiritual stability.

  • Rosewood – Helps to make room for compassion and grace.

  • Sage – A smudge or cleanser of old energy and entities. Enables forgiveness to take place.

  • Frankincense – Aids psychological insight and healing; Helps in understanding self and others.

  • Sandalwood – Enhances spirituality, opens the 3rd eye / pineal gland to see events and people spiritually, enhancing understanding and forgiveness.

  • Lavender – Energy balancer.

  • Rose – Increases divine love.

  • Lemon – Cleanses energy.

Meditation 

Breathing, Loving Kindness, Deep meditation