Forgiveness, or lack of it has a tremendous impact on our well-being and health. For the last 11 years I’ve been practicing Reiki and Hypnotherapy, and I’ve seen many clients who couldn’t forgive themselves, a friend, or a family member for an overt act or an act of unkindness. It is my client who ends up ill or with a disease, chronic pain or depression from unforgiveness – they’re the ones who suffer.
Forgiving yourself is probably one of the most difficult tasks. I think it’s easier to forgive others. Everything that’s in the past is over, and there’s nothing we can do about it. It doesn’t help us physically, mentally or emotionally to dwell on past events and the ways we would have changed them if we had the opportunity to do it over again.
If you can look at life as though we’re all in a University, and we’re living this life to learn & to grow, we also are here to learn from our past experiences. You can view that experience as a valuable lesson – as an opportunity for learning, and let go of it. It took me awhile to let go of my past mistakes, but I did it. It may or may not take awhile to really let go and have self-forgiveness. Forgive yourself, and release the negative energy. Just let it go…
One of my clients had a very difficult time forgiving herself for the mistakes she thought she made with a past relationship. She mulled it over and over again in her mind, always wishing she had said and done something different. She felt she should have, or could have… you get the picture – we’ve all tortured ourselves in this manner at one time or another. As a result, she was very depressed, she had aches & pains everywhere (she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia) and she had low self-esteem. When she finally let it go and truly forgave herself, her depression lifted. She became happier and more energetic, and the aches and pains disappeared. Read more!