I meditate at least once a day, sometimes more often… it depends.
Today, I have meditated three times thus far and the last one I did I would like to share so that you can follow it as well.
I call it The Forgiveness Meditation. For sake of simplicity, follow these steps below:
- Sit in a quiet comfortable place and close your eyes.
- In your mind, relax each body part (going into as much or as little detail as you would like) until you reach a completely relaxed state.
- Give thanks for this state of mind, give thanks for this life, give thanks for love.
- Imagine yourself at a time in your life where you are not as proud of yourself as you would like to be. Picture yourself now forgiving yourself then by saying, “I forgive you, (say your name).”
- Continue this through other instances where you may regret the action you took.
- This will likely bring to mind other times where people have acted ways towards you that hurt you; this is good – go there in your mind.
- As you reach each of these instances, in your mind grant that individual your forgiveness. Say, “I forgive you now, (insert name here).”
- After you have gone through all the instances that come to mind, give thanks again for the ability, give thanks for this life, give thanks for love.
Yo, the weight this lifts is unbelievable. I hope it brings you as much peace as it did me today.
The idea here is as such: picture a ladder within your body that goes from the tip of your tail bone to the pineal gland in the center of your brain. Now imagine your only mission here on Earth is to climb that entire ladder to reach enlightenment so that you can further your soul to the next level (whatever that may be). Now think of every instance of grievance, every personal fear, and every unforgiven action (self or other) existing as blocks preventing you from traveling further up the ladder.
This is why forgiveness is so important, people. Honestly, who cares if so-and-so did this or that and it made you feel a certain way if the holding on to the grudge is hindering your performance as a human and the trajectory of your soul?
Forgive, if for no other reason than to remove the blocks to your own personal growth.
Get out of your own way.