Forgiveness is the gateway to freedom.
Forgiveness is about choosing to let go of the burden you’re carrying based on how others have hurt you.
To forgive another, it doesn’t mean you condone that person‘s behavior or that you have to be friends with that person or even talk to them ever again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Forgiveness is about setting yourself free from carrying the burden of resentment and pain, and releasing the memory of betrayal, to open yourself up again to life.
Forgiveness is multi-layered and can be quite complicated. So don’t be hard on yourself or rush yourself – pieces of forgiveness can peel off in different layers- like old coats of paint or wallpaper. You may think that you have forgiven someone or something and then surprise memory or recollection surfaces to trigger you.
When that happens, just know that it’s normal and you’re going through a process.
Be kind to yourself.
Once you are willing to forgive, you’ve taken a big step to releasing the vestiges of pain that unforgiveness creates. This pain can manifest as emotional suffering and anxiety as well as physical symptoms.
Thank yourself for your willingness to release the pain and set yourself free.
I am willing to forgive.
I am willing to contemplate forgiveness.
I step into what I love to heal my pain.
I release all hurt from the past. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am open to forgiving myself as well as others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am open to love.