Written by Jennifer Sodini & Billy O’Brien
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
― Gautama Buddha
Forgiveness is one of the most powerful actions, and at times can be the most difficult. Forgiving those who have wronged/hurt us, especially when it seems completely intentional (or malicious) is hard, but forgiving ourselves for what we allow into our experience can be even harder. However, forgiveness allows us to find freedom, and although it may be trying, this action is the ultimate weapon that transmutes darkness into light.
The exercise below, from Sun Language, is a way to shine light on the darkness with forgiveness, and love – by letting go of the “poison” you may be holding on to, and allowing the lessons of life to make you a “warrior” not a worrier.
Finding Freedom Through Forgiveness with Sun Language
Write out a list of the made choices, events, circumstances and people that may have felt less than perfect. Remember not to curse or damn these lessons. Make this list not to be the list of what you do not like in your life, but instead allow this list to be where there is room for improvement and where more love needs to go. The idea of this practice is to forgive and to find forgiveness of yourself as well.
You may not realize it but most of the time, if not all of the time, the reason things happen is because of the feelings you are signaling with your thoughts. You may think things happen to you, but nothing happens – every experience is actualized because of the call your thoughts are making. You must forgive yourself for the thoughts you may have made that signaled unfortunate circumstances, and then you must also forgive the circumstances that came to be, because of your thoughts.
The people you attract are all lessons and unfortunately, on this plane of reality, the lessons sometimes can be very harsh and hard to forgive. Especially when loss is involved in all facets. Whether it’s the loss of truth, trust, money, love, or life. The call of the strong soul that can overcome all adversity is to always forgive, always.
This is not an option if you truly wish to live your light always. Forgive and release, because hate will only lend you to a heavy heart. The time now is to make your list of the circumstances that may not have felt the best and to forgive each by writing a positive message or a new story as to the made significance of your life. This is going to be hard, it is going to be emotional and it is far from easy, but we assure you, once you let go, your heart will feel mended and your wounds can truly begin to heal.
***Take about 20-30 minutes to write your forgiveness list***
Next, write a letter to yourself forgiving yourself with this new lighter heart, by allowing the understanding of why everything has happened to be the compass that navigates the way and allows the letter to be true and to also possess the made magic trick, which is the art of taking something and changing it to something else.
In alchemy this is the process of turning metal into gold, and now is the time to make your base shine with golden light and become valuable because of your life’s experiences transmuted into beauty and your pain becoming a part of the voyage that allowed you to become a seasoned sailor ready for any waters that life may bring.
Now forgive yourself and release the anger you may feel by loving it and letting it be loved by the light you bless it with and the warmth you give to the cold hard moments of this reality on earth.
***take 20-30 minutes and write your forgiveness letter***
After completing both exercises, how do you feel? Let us know your thoughts, and be sure to share your experiences by commenting below.
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Originally posted @ Evolve & Ascend