Wishing you and your loved ones a beautiful time over the holidays however you’re spending it!
Christmas obviously means different things to different people. Either way, for most it’s a time of greater connection with family, friends and loved ones.
That can be wonderful, love-full and fun! It can also be challenging depending on your particular circumstances, family situation, finances, and so on. And there are people who spend Christmas alone. Let’s hold a loving thought for any having a more difficult time during this period.
One theme of this time of year is forgiveness. I’ve noticed the words “forgiveness” and “mercy” pop up recently in tweets, emails, songs, references here and there, and it felt like something to be shared on.
There’s a lot of debate around forgiveness, as much in spiritual fields as any other. I share some reflections, as well as 5 potential myths and blocks around forgiveness in the post below.
Forgiveness may not always seem easy, and may also involve stages. It can also be elusive.
What is forgiveness? Why forgive? How do you forgive? Why don’t you want to forgive?
One thing’s for sure, you know when you’ve forgiven by of how you feel after; the sense of freedom, lightness of spirit, release of the past, greater love, and absence of constricting emotions your not forgiving may have been keeping you captive to.
Check out 5 myths and blocks around forgiveness below. Addressing these 5 common yet often ignored resistances can support any forgiveness process and help clear some of what may be standing in the way.
I also share a bigger picture around forgiveness for more all-encompassing perspectives, along with various allies of forgiveness.
Forgiveness sets you free, is an ultimate mind-body-soul detox, and an invaluable gift you give yourself.
Who or what can you forgive for more love, peace, joy and freedom in your life? (Remember current ‘stuff’ you’d like to forgive may be a repeat of past patterns/wounds/hidden beliefs/stories/shadows, etc.)
Why might you not want to forgive? That’s what my post addresses. Number 3 alone can create an immediate breakthrough for self/other forgiveness.