By Chris Walker 6th July 2015
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”
When we are done wrong by another, it can be easy and even appealing to harbour and cultivate anger, hurt, bitterness, a sense of offense, and even a desire for revenge. Yet it is through embracing forgiveness that we can move forward.
Why do we hold grudges?
Grudges are so easy for humans to hold. When we are upset, angry or confused, it is easy to dwell and ruminate on hurtful events and situations, blaming others and becoming caught in a vortex of resentment and bitterness.
Grudge holding is unhealthy. It brings negativity and anger into every facet of your life. You become bitterly mired in the past, depressed, anxious, and ultimately unpleasant to be around.
What is Forgiveness? It is the decision to release resentment and thoughts of vengeance towards another. You may not forget the act which hurt you, and you don’t deny, justify, or minimise the action or its impact, but you release its hold on you.
Forgiveness is a powerful tool for self-healing. It allows you to move forward. So many of us think that we forgive for the benefit of the other person; in fact, the one who benefits most from your forgiveness is YOU. Forgiveness brings YOU peace. Any impact it has on the other person is ultimately irrelevant.
How can forgiveness benefit you?
- Greater sense of calm and wellbeing
- Stronger immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Healthier interpersonal relationships
- Higher self esteem
- Raised personal vibration
- Enhanced personal happiness
Forgiveness does not come easily. Sometimes what requires forgiveness isn’t even rooted in this lifetime; wrongs committed by another may go far back; a person who hurts you emotionally this time around may actually have committed far greater crimes against you in another incarnation.
Past life regression in Melbourne with Chris Walker is a remarkably useful way to resolve underlying jealousy, fear, anger, bitterness, and hurt towards another and to open the way to forgiveness. Not only can it put you on a path to forgiving others for their wrongdoings, it can also ease guilt and allow you to forgive YOURSELF for things which require self-forgiveness.
With a past life regression, I find releasing the hurts and releasing the karma that is hanging around very quickly and easily released.
To reiterate: Forgiveness is given to another, not to absolve or excuse them of responsibility for wrongdoing; it is to release yourself from the negativity their actions caused in you. It is liberating, and perhaps the single most important thing you can do to achieve a happier, more peaceful life.