The healing power of forgiveness

There is great power to heal in the act of forgiveness. It is one of the highest and strongest vibrations you can create and “be”, yet the act of forgiveness takes a conscious effort on your part and a strength to “let go”. This is not an easy task when we are programed to hold on to this pain so as not to get hurt time and time again. Unfortunately this seed of pain that we hold on to can grow into a noxious weed and cause discord in your body. If left untreated, it will continue to hold you back from growth and complete healing. If you truly want to heal, then you must face these past emotions and let them go.

 

 


I am a big fan of EFT (emotional freedom technique, or tapping) as a tool to help reach these deep seeded emotion s and release them so you can heal. This morning I ran across a great script from the Tapping Solution to help release and forgive. I thought I’d share this script with you so you can address and heal from past pain or resentment.


Here’s the script from “The Tapping Solution” to help the process of forgiveness:


First, identify who or what you are having trouble forgiving. Get really specific on what happened, what they said, what they did, how they acted, and bring that memory to mind.


How do you feel when you think of that? What’s the emotion? Where do you feel it in your body? Give it an intensity on a 0-10 scale, 10 being the most intense. (If you can, write down what you’re feeling and the number, it helps to be able to track your progress)


Then let’s do some tapping! (If you’re not familiar with the tapping process, you can learn more here.


Karate Chop: Even though I refuse to forgive them because of what they did to me…I deeply love and accept myself…
Karate Chop: Even though I refuse to forgive them because of what they did to me…I deeply love and accept myself…
Karate Chop: Even though I refuse to forgive them because of what they did to me…I deeply love and accept myself…
Eyebrow: I can’t believe they did that…
Side of Eye: I’m so angry…
Under Eye: It’s not right…
Under Nose: It’s not fair…
Under Mouth: And I refuse to let it go…
Collarbone: All this anger…
Under Arm: All this ____ (fill in the blank with how you feel)
Top of Head: In every cell of my body…
Eyebrow: I just can’t let this go…
Side of Eye: Because they don’t deserve that…
Under Eye: They don’t deserve my forgiveness…
Under Nose: And I refuse to let it go…
Under Mouth: So much anger..
Collarbone: About what happened…
Under Arm: About what they did…
Top of Head: About what they said…


Keep tapping on the “negative” or the “truth,” until you find that the intensity has lessened enough that you can say some positive statements, and have them feel fully or at least somewhat true. We tap on the “negative” first in order to clear this resistance, not to affirm it, but to open up the door for positive thoughts.


Eyebrow: Maybe it’s time to let this go…
Side of Eye: I wonder if I can let this go…
Under Eye: What if I can let part of this go…
Under Nose: Releasing this anger…
Under Mouth: From every cell of my body…
Collarbone: Letting it go…
Under Arm: Letting it all go…
Top of Head: Right now…

Tap through a couple of rounds of positive statements and feel free to add in your own words or affirmations. These are just guidelines to get you started, what’s most important is that you feel the feeling, get specific about what you experienced, and tap until it’s released.
When you’re done tapping, take a deep breath…and let it go. Think of what happened again, and notice how it’s changed. Write down your new number of intensity. Either stop tapping if you’re at a good place, or keep tapping until it’s fully released.

 

I hope this exercise helps you release, forgive and get free!

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