The Power of Forgiveness

March 18, 2012 | posted in: Relationships | by 14 Comments

Holding onto resentment, guilt or any negative emotion holds you in bondage to whatever experience caused that feeling. Forgiveness is an act of the heart. It helps to disconnect us from negative past experiences. Forgiveness is about you, not anyone else. It is not condoning unacceptable behavior. It is an act of freeing ourselves from a past hurt. Forgiveness allows us to see that everyone is doing the best job they know how to do with the awareness that they have. Hurtful people are acting out from their own pain. Their hurtful actions are a cry for love. Being willing to see this allows you to know that they would not be hurting you if they were not wounded. The next time you feel wronged or treated unfairly, ask yourself if this is a cry for love. You will find it easy to forgive when you realize that this is not about you but rather about the other person.


Try this exercise with anyone that you are holding resentment towards:

            Take yourself back to a time when this relationship was loving and kind. Feel those feelings until you are ready to forgive them. Always remember to forgive yourself for holding onto resentment.


Affirmation: I let go of anything unlike love in my mind and accept myself and others unconditionally.

14 Responses to The Power of Forgiveness
  1. Good morning Carole!
    I love this tool for forgiveness. I did what you suggested. How powerful the part is about remembering and feeling the relationship when it was still loving! I was easily able to get into a heart space from those feelings anf forgive my friend and myself!
    Thanks and blessings!
    Pam Brooks-Crump

    • Hi Pam, So glad you found this helpful. Forgiveness is such a powerful tool for letting go of anything unlike love and living in joy and peace with everyone.
      Have a wonderful love filled day.

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