We’re being guided to finally release all that we’ve been clinging to these past several years. Most of us have the tendency of holding onto the heartache, pain, and betrayal that naturally occurs whenever someone acts against us. Once we’re slighted, we shut down and cut them off. Instead of effectively communicating in an attempt to resolve these issues, we ignore them or may even blow them out of proportion. Are there some instances in which our anger is appropriate. Yes, but you must release that pain. Forgive. Not for them but for you, Honey. In the words of Tony Robbins, “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”
Does this mean that you forget and must return to your prior friendship? Hell no! It means loving yourself enough to say “This isn’t my shit and isn’t going to continue plaguing me! I deserve peace, dammit!” The person may not be sorry but that’s okay. Forgiveness doesn’t equal a return. It equals peace. You deserve that higher level of serenity.
Take some time today to breathe and meditate on all (or one at a time of) the transgressions against you. Allow yourself to feel all the pain, betrayal, anger, annoyance, etc. then allow yourself to forgive. If you feel the need to invoke help, do so. Call upon your personal view of Deity, any angels (Raphael would be appropriate), ancestors, etc. Ask for their help and it shall be.
You may even want to forgive yourself for things you hold against yourself. For this I always go one by one and picture the very moment it happened. I see myself as a detached bystander who is merely watching. As the scene plays out before me, I send love to my past self with the intention of forgiveness. I pour love into myself and when I come out of the meditation, I always feel astoundingly better!
Forgiveness isn’t easy in the slightest but it’s necessary if we are to continue growing and moving forward. Don’t allow yourself to become trapped within the past when it’s as simple as a short, “I forgive you.”.
My affirmation: I forgive other’s transgressions against me and release that energy.
Likewise, I ask forgiveness from wrongs I’ve done to others–intentionally or not.
**This card is from the Angel Insight Pack by Christine Astell. I don’t use this deck very often–indeed, it’s quite rare, but I was called to use it this time and I am ever so glad I did. 🙂
Brightest of Blessings,
The Autumn Witch