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FORGIVENESS Can Free Us

Forgive. Forgiveness. Forgivable. Forgiving. Some people don’t know how to forgive, you know. That’s a fact! So, of course, I went to the thesaurus for those who do know how to forgive and actually do do it! Let’s read about some of the nice things you do in life: Absolve, clear, vindicate, pardon, shrive (I never heard of that one), excuse, exempt, release, dismiss, free, relieve, overlook, disregard, ignore, pardon, grace, mercy, amnesty, clemency, leniency, acquit, discharge, exculpate (I like the sound of that one), reprieve, exonerate, and discharge. With a list like this, a person must be light enough to float or fly. And have no worries… no resentments… no illnesses… no fears! Well, not quite, but you know what I mean.

And to be fair, we must look at the antonyms or opposite meanings of “forgive” (doesn’t the word, alone, antonyms, sound sinister?) – those of you who may (or may not) know how to forgive, and do not forgive, the proverbial list reads like: Attack, berate, blame, censure, castigate, denounce, rebuke, reproach, upbraid, criticize, convict, condemn, revenge, and punish. Now, this is what I call hheeaavvyy! In fact, this sounds and feels too heavy to ever leave the ground! – dead or alive. Kind of like walking around with a ton of lead weights hanging all over you. How massive, onerous, oppressive, and woeful!

Well, what is it all about, anyway… this forgiveness thing. I surmise from the thesaurus that to forgive is emancipating and to not confine. And in the words of Ethan Allen, “Give me liberty or give me death.” It appears as if not forgiving leaves one stuck and unable to be mobile ~ uptight and tense and maybe nasty ~ or unhappy and unable to fully and completely enjoy life. Absolutely, not forgiving doesn’t sound like much fun. In fact, the more I ponder this, the more dreadful it feels! So let us move on toward healing.

We all know that this forgiveness theme is not all black or all white. As usual, there’s a lot of gray in the middle. Perhaps many of us strive to be all-forgiving, yet that is a tall order or perhaps a “saintly” order. However, if we are, indeed, made in the image of God or Goddess or the Universal Being, then learning forgiveness is certainly a worthy human goal. And when I think about forgiveness, it is in regards to ourselves first so that we can, then, forgive other people.

Often times it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves because we are harder on ourselves. Of course, you already know this. We are our own worst enemy! We think we should know better or we should be better or we should behave better or we should… we should… we should. So of like, “I shoulda, woulda, coulda syndrome.” I call this “shoulding” on yourself ~ and you can replace the word “shoulding” with the real intending word, “sh–ting.”

Have you ever had the opportunity to check out this “not forgiving” for yourself? Of course, you have, but did you ever really notice how “hanging on” affects you? I mean really pay attention to how you feel inside? (I have and I didn’t like it at all.) ~ especially if it involves another person?

Diversion: What do you mean especially if it involves another person? I thought you said it is harder to forgive yourself? It is, but it is easier to blame another, you see. Oh!

It is either always on your mind or in the back of your mind… on the back burner, you may say. You could be having a perfectly nice day and all of a sudden something reminds you of – that or whom you do not forgive – and boom!, your day is ruined! It’s an immediate “bad mood” day. Truly, the whole day becomes bad! Really bad! I bet that you would be “hard pressed” to admit just one good thing about it. Andway deep down, it may even be yourself you’re really angry at. Can you imagine? Yourself?

And it could be such a simple thing that triggers it off – a look on someone else’s face, a word or a phrase said, a tone of voice, a thought that just flew in – where did that come from? There may be a myriad of triggers out there for you or just one. It doesn’t matter because one is all it takes. And it may even burn you up – literally, physically eat away at you!

So I ask you, “Is it worth sacrificing your health to keep this blaming – revenge – punishment – condemning – criticizing thing ongoing – whether it be about yourself or another?” No, of course not. People, human beings, are programmed to want the most pleasurable feelings imaginable. We strive for comfort. We like to feel good and feel light and feel free. Why, it’s in the United States of America’s Constitution – each of us has the right to pursue freedom. Remember? So that means you, too. You can give for yourself the gift of freedom. For giving yourself a present is a nice thing to do, isn’t it?

Simply change the word back to its origin: TO GIVE FOR. Yes, to forgive somehow got switched around in our language system. Forgive really means to “give for, to grant, to allow” yourself the gift of freedom. Our language over time has switched around the many words. Other examples of this are words such as: Thanksgiving ~ this word really means to “Give Thanks;” Handicap really means ~ comes from “Cap in Hand.”

When we think of forgiving, it is so much easier to think about to “give for” yourself this awesome gift of freedom. It’s like giving yourself a present or a gift of “letting go” of whoever or whatever causes you distress in the first place. Believe me, there is such joy in being free!

Exercise:

1) Picture the person or thing that is causing you distress

2) Put the “distressor” on the other side of the room from you so that you can feel more at ease while doing this

3) Picture actual fish hooks coming from your “distressor” and hooked into you all over ~ because actually this person does have hooks into you because every time you think of the person or situation, you get “triggered” into having a bad or sick feeling.

4) Now one by one take each hook out of yourself. When you have them all, toss them back to the other person and say, “These are yours, you keep them.”

5) Check your body all over and make certain that you did get every single hook out of you and you are now completely clear.

6) Next say to the person, “Turn around and go away now. I am free of you forever.”

7) Make sure that you watch them walk away holding the hooks until you can no longer see the other person.

8) Do a ceremony for yourself such as write on a piece of paper, “I am free from…..” and with thanks and gratitude either burn it so the remnants go up to God or bury it so that Mother Earth mulches it.

9) Know that YOU ARE FREE

Judy Lavine
Mobile: 401.465.5438
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http://www.JudyLavine.com and
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Certified Alternative Healing Consultant • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Diplomate # C027 • Crystal and Energy Teacher • Healer • Lic. Mental Health Counseling #3387 • Metaphysical Minister, Msc.D/Ph.D • Nat’l Cert Rehab Counseling #20059/#943 • Psychiatric: Rehab Counseling, (ScD, abd) • Reiki & Feng Shui: Master • Teacher • Shaman: Master Teacher • Healer • Neuro-Linguistics Programming: Trainer of Trainers

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