How to Feel Better through Forgiveness - 3 Ways Forgiveness Heals

To forgive is to free yourself from anger and hurt.  Without forgiveness, it is too easy to get caught up and stuck in negative emotions.  By allowing yourself to acknowledge and release pain, you give yourself the gift of a blank slate.  When we can extend that feeling to others, we can help to heal the other person and our relationship with them.  Forgiveness can open up many opportunities, you just have to be ready to let go.


Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a fundamental piece of learning to let go and of growth.  When you dwell on the past, it can be nearly impossible to feel at peace.   By acknowledging and then releasing negative emotions, in the form of apologies, you can help to create an environment where past mistakes don’t control the narrative.  

When you offer forgiveness to yourself and others you are clearing an emotional block.  By having a space free of emotional blocks, you can be more open to experiences and your relationships can flourish.  It can feel hard to allow yourself to forgive but your world becomes happier when you do.


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Healing for Others

Forgiving others can have large impact on others and your relationship with them.  Sometimes when you are holding onto a lot of resentment for someone, you can find it hard to be around them. They probably can tell that there’s some kinds of issue.  Maybe they have even tried apologizing. You don’t need to go around forgiving everyone for everything that they have ever done that affected you but you can start to forgive the small things in private.  Forgiveness doesn’t always need to come in the form of an apology, sometimes is can be just the acknowledgement and act of letting something go.

When you become a forgiving person people feel more comfortable around you and your relationships can be strengthened.  People might feel like you’re easier to be around or even that you make them excited to see you. When you stop holding the past against someone, you can begin to look past their mistakes and shortcomings.  



Healing for Yourself


When you allow yourself to let go of negative feelings and guilt you can become infinitely more happy.  Forgiving yourself can be hard but it can be harder to be miserable. By holding onto feeling and memories that cause you to feel bad, you encourage those feelings to stick around.  By acknowledging and accepting negative thoughts and feelings you can begin to understand and free yourself from them.

When you face a difficult situation accepting that you can and will make mistakes can leave you open to more growth.  Having the confidence to make a decision, whether right or wrong can be easier when you are not held back by the “bad” choices of the past.  Learn to see every situation as neither positive or negative, instead look for how every situation can be a learning experience. Look for opportunities to grow and be aware that they can be presented in many different ways.  

Your negative feeling towards others can especially have an effect on your well being.  It can be all to easy to feel angry or upset with others when you perceive them to have made a mistake.  When you let that anger fester and build it starts to seep into you and you start to feel consumed. By separating yourself from others and not getting caught up in something that they have done or done to you, you can become untouchable and not phased.  

By acting with an intention of forgiveness, you are able to shape your relationships and in turn the world around you.  Forgiveness gives you freedom and the ability to live in the moment. When used from a place of love and care, you can heal your relationship with yourself. Forgiveness opens your heart to the act of being free; free from hurt, negative emotions, and the past.  


Release yourself from the negative emotions and patterns by allowing yourself to forgive.

Healing Yourself with Forgiveness - 5 Tips You Need to Know

To feel free of worry and upset you must learn how to offer yourself forgiveness.  Learning forgiveness can feel confusing, even more so when you don’t feel able to let go.  The power of forgiveness can be huge in releasing worries and help you to find inner calm. Live more in the moment with these 5 tips for forgiveness.

Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is an often overlooked tool for healing.  When you normally think forgiveness you probably don’t think about offering it to yourself.  Surprisingly enough you and the most important person in your own life and to spend time on your shortcomings would be a waste of your time.  When you allow yourself to let go of your past mistakes, you can really start getting to a healthy place with yourself.

Forgiveness is the first step to growth, as you cannot expect to become a better person while still dwelling on your past.  Learning to let go can help you get the most out of the relationship you have with yourself.

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1. Learn to forgive others

Sometimes it's hard to imagine being nice to ourselves when we feel unworthy of forgiveness.  When we practice forgiving others it is kind of like training a muscle, and it can become easier to imagine a world where we don’t carry guilt.  

Practicing forgiveness is something you can do in many ways.  You can send a message, meet face to face, or even just in your own mind.  Forgiveness can be as much about you as it is about others.

2. Focus on the small stuff

Instead of jumping to your worst memory or thought, try looking for a small mistake you may have made instead.  It can be a lot easier to learn forgiveness when you aren’t trying to heal a major source of hurt. Pick something that you feel that you can easily separate from yourself and let it go.

Apologize to yourself for not washing the dishes or forgetting to pick up groceries.  Starting with something small can help open the gate for deeper emotional healing.

3. Be aware

A major part in forgiving yourself is the awareness that you are feeling guilty or stuck in a negative thought loop.  When you feel yourself getting sucked into a moment that is not the present one, take a second to reconnect by checking in with yourself.  This could be done in a multitude of ways; body scan, focus on your breath, mindful meditation, etc.

By breaking the vortex that your negative thoughts can become you are breaking a pattern of thinking.  Awareness is the first step to finding your source of hurt.

4. Let go

Once you are aware of what is causing you to hurt, it’s time to free yourself from it.  Holding onto negative emotions will not help you get happy. Let yourself feel any emotions that come up but also be ready to let them go when they no longer serve you.

If just letting an emotion go seems difficult you can try this shower meditation.  Using visualization you can learn to let your emotions wash away.

5. Be grateful

Sometimes even after letting go of a mistake, it can still seem to hang around.  When you take a moment to reframe the memory you can change the feeling around it.  Learn to look for the things you learned from the experience. Becoming grateful for what an experience has given you is the ultimate goal in learning to forgive yourself.  

What do you need to do to get it right next time? What lesson has this experience taught you? How can you improve despite maybe screwing up?

Learn to stop feeling bad about your choices and instead start looking for the good.  

When you break the cycle of anger and negativity towards yourself, you can really begin to start healing.  Offering yourself forgiveness allows you to find peace with yourself and in that ultimately, happiness. The power of forgiveness allows you to live in the moment and can reframe negative experiences.

Free yourself from worries and stress by learning to forgive yourself.