“Forgiveness: Let go of resentments, judgments, and fears, and reduce your investment in staying hurt or angry. To forgive is to live in a world that is at peace with human nature.” Extending forgiveness to yourself and others means you drop hot coals burning inside you. Staying hurt or angry robs you of peace and ease. Resentments, judgments, and fears burn valuable energy which you could redirect toward what nourishes you. Forgiveness gives everyone more latitude to do their human best.
Sometimes forgiveness requires you to release denial or an old attachment or belief. You likely realize what you disown in yourself you often dislike in others. The flip side to this arises when you get hard on yourself while denying someone else’s misbehavior. Turning a blind eye may seem kind but not when it causes you unnecessary pain. Sometimes you have to admit hard truths about people in your life. You can forgive them for not realizing their potential and forgive yourself for believing in it for so long.
If you’re like me, self-forgiveness challenges you more than forgiving others. You may still get hooked by your self-expectations, by the idea you ought to know better and do better whereas you can more easily give others the benefit of the doubt. Holding yourself to a higher standard than everyone else may seem reasonable because at least you own your own actions but expecting to stretch beyond your humanness isolates and punishes you. Ironically isolation and punishment bring harm, often resulting in worse outcomes. Think of someone dieting who decides they might as well eat an entire cake once they’ve slipped and eaten one piece. Sometimes you need to apply forgiveness to your powerlessness, your apparent inability to ever create a lasting shift either for yourself in a case like the cake or for others such as trying to help someone committed to their suffering. You may also have to forgive yourself for doing less for people who can’t receive what you give.
Forgiveness occurs most deeply when you realize there’s nothing to forgive. Indeed we humans speak and act unforgivably at times. Yet the benevolence of the universe demonstrates how forgiveness gives you a key to unlock from the past and move toward people and thoughts which sustain and support you. Giving and receiving forgiveness becomes a gift to you and to everyone connected to you.
In what situations does forgiveness feel challenging for you? Do you have a forgiveness success story to share?
The forgiveness quote comes from The Original Angel Card Book – Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake.
This year I found my word of the year in my Akashic Records. It amuses me I sometimes forget I have this vast soul resource I can access whenever I want. This reminds me to stay present.
Like most people, I only take an extended rest when forced.
Many of my readers and clients learned to prioritize others over themselves. Even when offered assistance they may decline it, feeling they must sacrifice for the “greater good.” Yet sacrifice and greater good oppose each other.
We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.
In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.
Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."
No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!
Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.
The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.
No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.
Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!