Tuesday, 26 January 2010

The Power of Forgiveness

by Anne Bellamy, Author of Using The Law of Attraction to Help The Universe Help You

You are this very moment living in a world full of rage, hatred and anger.  The world that you have created is swirling with negative emotions every single moment of every single day.  It is a dangerous vortex to get trapped into because of its pulling power.  It is so easy to slip into these feelings and for them to gather strength and send you on a vicious ride of negative emotions which net you nothing but pain and sorrow.

Do you know there is a way off this ride?  So many people don't realize this.  So many people think they are trapped.  They are however only as trapped as they allow themselves to be.  Many times  you have heard about the power of gratitude,I'm sure, and it is a powerful emotion, but what I'd like to share with you today is the power of forgiveness.  If someone "wrongs" you, what is your first reaction?  Many times it's anger, frustration, resentment, and thoughts of revenge.  The old "I'll show them" thought pattern.  The more you plot revenge, the bigger that chip becomes on your shoulder.  Next thing you know, it's now a boulder!


It's awfully difficult to carry a boulder around, wouldn't you say? It's not very healthy for you either.  The more resentment you feel towards someone, the more negative feelings you surround yourself with.  You are hurting yourself far more than the person who is the target of your anger.  Here's a tip for you: let that person deal with their own issues, for if they've done something that "wronged" you, then there are two likelihoods:

1. They weren't aware of it.
2. They were aware of it, and therefore are carrying around their own boulder. 

Don't carry someone else's boulder for them.  Your job here in this life is to live in Happiness, and it's your responsibility to attain that Happiness.  But you will never be Happy until you learn to forgive.  In practical terms, here's how resentment will hurt you.

Let's say you have a boss who you can't stand.  He's done something (again!) that infuriates you.

That embarrasses you, that makes you look silly in front of your colleagues.  The angrier you get, or rather, allow yourself to get, the more you think about what made you angry in the first place.  The more you think about that anger, the more you attract to yourself situations which bring you anger. And then the whole cycle keeps repeating itself over and over again.  Wouldn't you like to break free of that harmful cycle?  Well, you can!     

The very best thing you can do for yourself is to forgive.  Remember, taking revenge out on someone else is focusing on them.  Learning to forgive someone, is focusing on You.  It's telling the Universe "I'm letting this go. I won't carry this around.  I free myself right now."


And do it!  Really do it!  You will feel lighter, Happier, and more in control of your life.  The Universe likes that!  The Universe will respond to that.  You will feel free much more often.....and that leads to the ultimate goal: Happiness.
So, for the sake of your own Happiness, forgive.