The Healing Power of Forgiveness
17 November 2023 - 13:41
Forgiveness is a word we often hear, but how often do we truly embrace its profound healing power? It’s not just about absolving someone else; it’s a deeply personal act of releasing our own anger, fear, or hurt. This release isn’t about letting someone off the hook; it’s about setting ourselves free.
Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley eloquently explains in his YouTube video, ‘Why You Need To Forgive More’, the scientific basis of how forgiveness can elevate our state of consciousness. It’s a process that moves us from the calming Alpha brainwave state, through the intuitive Theta, into the transformative Delta, and culminates in the extraordinary Gamma state. Each stage is a step up in our mental and emotional well-being, opening doors to a higher level of awareness and understanding.
We’re all born with the potential to reach these altered states of consciousness, yet so few of us know how to unlock this ability. Jose Silva, a pioneer in this field and the founder of The Silva Method, understood this well. With decades of research and training over six million people, his work stands as a testament to the incredible power of the human mind.
Consider the impact of our words on our mindset. They’re called spellings for a reason – because they cast spells on our thoughts and emotions. To embark on this journey of forgiveness, start by thinking of someone you need to forgive. Write down what they did or said that caused you pain. This simple act of writing can be a form of release, a way to tap into those deeper emotions.
Remember the wise words of Buddha, ‘Everyday, be the best version of yourself.’ Part of being our best selves is learning to heal from emotional wounds. Just as wounds of the flesh heal over time, so can our emotional scars. The key is not to give in to the bitterness or resentment but to forgive ourselves. This self-forgiveness is a crucial step in healing and moving forward.
How has your day been? Perhaps today can be the day you start this journey of forgiveness. It’s not just about improving your relationship with others, but about enhancing your own well-being and elevating your consciousness. In forgiving, we find peace, growth, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Let’s embrace this powerful tool and see where it takes us on our journey to being the best versions of ourselves.