Forgiving is for Giving

…not for keeping!

Forgiving is for Giving

…not for keeping!


Although most of us tend to think of forgiveness as a heavy and burdensome task that causes us to part with our most beloved grudges and grievances, it is actually a very simple practice with the only side-effect being complete and total freedom of spirit. We don’t forgive others to let them off the hook, or to compromise our own integrity, rather we forgive (give up/release/let go) so we no longer have to suffer in our own discontentment due to things we cannot change.

Just because we are faced with circumstances that we would not have voluntarily chosen for ourselves, doesn't mean we have to hold onto the negative feelings that arise as a result. If we were meant to hold onto every discomfort from every situation that has hurt or harmed us along the way, we would call it forkeeping, but instead, it is called forGIVING. We are encouraged to offer all unresolved energy up to Divine so it can be recycled and returned to its naturally pure state.

Forgiveness allows us to release unneeded stress, and to make room instead for alignment with peace and contentment. Remember, we can forgive anything and everything – ourselves, others, situations, anxieties, depression, regrets, worldly chaos – give them all up! If something feels badly sitting in your body or mind, then it is not natural for you to be storing it. Next time you find yourself holding tension, take a moment to realize that you have the choice to hold onto that energy or to let it go. Like a child who throws a pile of leaves high into the air with reckless abandon, savor the pure enjoyment of a heart that is light and free from nervousness…forgive all that you hold onto and return happily to your natural state of being.

Remember, we can forgive anything and everything – ourselves, others, situations, anxieties, depression, regrets, worldly chaos – give them all up!

Sharing the Light

From our hearts to yours, these Essence Messages are written by our Practitioners. We hope they support your journey and inspire the remembrance that light and goodness are your inherent qualities of Essence. If you feel these messages have been helpful, please share them with your loved ones.

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