Today's little chat from the book "I Can Do It" by Louis L Hay. Yesterday was about health and today is about forgiveness. Forgiveness is an amazing thing and it is also tricky. When we forgive whatever has happened to us in the past, we are actually allowing ourselves to move forward in life. Forgiveness is a very powerful thing for us to learn. Forgiveness isn't really for the other person or event that has occurred in our lives, it is for us. It is so that we can move on and create anything we want for ourselves and our life. When we forgive, it is not condoning what has been done; it is releasing the pain that will continue to keep us stuck. Also, when we do things to others that may hurt then, we have a hard time forgiving ourselves. We can definitely be our worst enemy. I have made plenty of mistakes in my past, along with having some pretty horrible experiences as well. I have learned over that when I forgive the situation, the anger that I have bottled up and ready to explode starts to dissipate. I was a very angry person for a long time, and over the years of working on myself, I have been able to release and forgive. One of the hardest people that I have had difficult forgiving was myself. I have been judge and jury many times to myself, and I hardly ever let myself off the hook. It is very sad, but true. However, when I started to take care of me and learn to keep my past in the past, I really started to like myself. In fact I love myself today. It has taken a long time for me to get here, but I am here and I will never be hateful toward myself again. Do you ever notice, people who are angry or are holding on very tight to their past, are overweight? We hold on so tight to the thing we do not want, or we can't change. Then our bodies hold on to everything as well. If we just learned how to let go quicker, laugh easier and forgive ourselves and others, we would have a healthier slim body. Think about it....what is it that you are hanging on too? What is it that is keeping you angry and putting ice cream, cake, cookies, chips, wine, beer, pop into your mouth so you can just relax and calm down? I can tell you I put wine in my mouth, I put ice cream in my mouth, along with cupcakes....whatever is sweet and gets me to just calm down. That is what I do, and that is why I am the size that I am. My body is storing all this nonsense hoping I will figure it out one day. Well now I am really starting to figure it out. I am so grateful that I have found Louis L Hay, because I love the books that she writes. It truly is right up my alley. I love the way she thinks and helps people in the process. Here are some affirmations we can do to forgive and let go so we can have the health and the slim bodies we want and need.
The door to my heart opens inward. I move through forgiveness to love.
Today I listen to my feelings, and I am gentle with myself. I know that all of my feelings are my
The past is over, so it has no power now. The thoughts of this moment create my future.
I give myself the gift of freedom from the past, and move with joy into the now.
I get the help I need, when I need it, from vario9us sources. My support system is strong and
I am ready to be healed. I am willing to forgive. All is well.
I move beyond forgiveness to understanding, and I have compassion for all.
As I change my thoughts, the world around me changes.
As I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others.
I am forgiving, loving, gentle, and kind, and I know that life loves me.
These are a few affirmations from the book. If these don't work for you, create some of your own. But at least get started forgiving and letting go. When you start to change the way you think, your body is going to release what it has been hold on too far too long.
There it is my friends.....Forgiveness....this is for you mostly. It's not that you condone what has happened in the past, you have just moved past it. You have kept the past where it belongs and you are now moving forward. If you need to let go of someone to move forward, then that is okay. You need to love, respect and forgive to you can live.
Have a great day. Can't wait to chat tomorrow!!!!