As 2016 ended, I completed a forgiveness journal. The process takes seven days, forgiving others in the morning before noon and forgiving yourself in the evening before midnight. If you miss a day, you must start again and continue until you have completed seven consecutive days. This was the first time I had completed the exercise in years and surprisingly the days went by effortlessly with no need to restart.
Often times we do not realize when we are holding on to things or how the act of holding on to things keeps us from maintaining forward movement in our lives. Having my latest forgiveness journal completed in “perfect” time to start the new year gave me a boost of self-confidence at my ability to conquer all of my goals this year in “perfect” time as well. When you forgive yourself, you are staying that it does not matter what you did yesterday, last week or even last year. You are letting go of any and everything you ever did that made you feel unloved or unworthy. You are giving yourself permission to live your life COMPLETELY!
It might not be obvious to you that you are in need of forgiveness or if there are others you need to forgive but if you are at a place in your life where you feel stagnant, lost or confused maybe it’s time.
Forgiveness: a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness:
Forgive: to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) : to stop blaming (someone) : to stop feeling anger about (something)