How can you be happy today if you continue to think angry and hateful thoughts?
Do you know that having thoughts of bitterness cannot create joy whether you feel justified because of what a person has said or done to you. If you hold anger and hateful thoughts about someone, the only one that really suffers is you. If you choose to to never give up on the past – you will never be free. Forgiveness will release you from the prison of the past.
If you feel that you are stuck in some situation or that your affirmations are not working, it usually means there is more forgiving that needs to be done. If your not not freely flowing in the present moment, it usually means that you are holding on to something in the past. Regret, sadness, guilt, shame, anger or even resentment come from a space of of refusal to forgive. Let it go and come into the present moment. Only in the present moment can you create your future.
Holding on to the past prevents you from participating in the present. It’s only in the present moment, right now that your words are powerful and can affect your future. I believe that you really don’t want to create your future from the garbage of the past. By blaming others you are giving your own power away. You are placing the responsibility of your problems on someone else. People may trigger reactions in you, however they did not get into our minds and create the buttons that are pushed. Taking responsibility for our own feelings and actions is mastering our ability to respond rather than react. Through consistent practice we learn to consciously choose rather than simply react to a situation.
Forgiveness is a tricky and confusing concept for many people. In fact, there is a difference between forgiveness and acceptance. Forgiving someone does not mean that you condone their behavior. The act of forgiveness takes place in your own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person. The reality of true forgiveness lies in setting ourselves free from holding on to our painful experiences of the past. It is an act of releasing yourself from negative energy. Also, forgiveness does not mean that you are allowing the painful behavior of others to continue in your life. Sometimes forgiveness means letting go. You forgive them and then release them from your life.
Taking a stand and setting healthy boundaries can sometimes be the most loving thing you can do. Not only for yourself, but for the other person as well. It’s okay to say no to someone. No matter what your reasons are for having bitter unforgiving feelings you can go beyond them, get over it and let it go. You only live in the now and you can choose to think thoughts that make you feel good right now. Choose to practice thinking thoughts that create a positive today and tomorrow. Know and believe that you will create thinking habits that will serve you well forever.
Positive Affirmations for Achieving Forgiveness
The door to my heart opens inwards. I’m moved through forgiveness to love. As I change my thoughts, the world changes around me. The past is over, so it has no power over me now. The thoughts of this moment are creating my future. It is no fun being a victim. I refuse to be helpless anymore. I claim my own power. I am giving myself the gift of freedom from the past and I move with joy into the now. There is no problem too big or to small that cannot be solved with love. I am love and I am ready to be healed.
I am willing to forgive and all is well. I know that old patterns no longer limit me. I let them go with ease. As I forgive myself, it becomes easier for me to forgive others. I forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the best way I know how. It is now safe for me to release all my childhood trauma and move into love. I forgive everyone in my past for all perceived wrongs. I release them with love. Therefore, all of the changes in life that lay before me are positive ones and I am safe.
You have a choice. We all have a choice. You can choose to stay stuck and bitter, or you can do yourself a favor if your willing to forgive and release the past. Know that you have the freedom to enjoy your life because you have the freedom of choice.