Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do… (Luke 23:34)
Forgiveness is given, not for the offender, but for the offended. This is a hard pill to swallow. I think we all have been hurt at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is easy to forgive, especially when the offender asks for forgiveness. But what do we do when they think they have done nothing wrong and refuse to apologize for it?
Before I get into that, I want to talk about the physical and metaphysical effects not forgiving have on us.
When God tells us to forgive others, He isn’t necessarily instructing us to do it for their benefit. I’d say that 99% of the time, He is telling us to forgive for our spiritual and physical health. He understands the baggage we hold – how it ruins our chance of happiness and success.
I spent about 10 years of my life studying the human body through massage therapy. I realized over time that the body physically holds emotional and mental trauma. Muscles store emotional memory. When I found muscle areas that appeared to be riddled with trauma, I would begin talking with my clients about things in their life. I would attempt to get them to open up about emotional or mental issues about their past.
No, I wasn’t doing psychological therapy. I was doing muscle therapy. I knew that the only way they would heal physically is if I helped them talk about whatever was being stored in that muscle group.
Most times, they would talk about some hurt that they have tried to forgive (or not) and how frustrated they were.
I also had the pleasure to study a little bit about energy work when I was a therapist. As you might know, our bodies are operated through electricity. All electricity produces energy fields. Sometimes, energy fields can be blocked or disrupted in some form or fashion. Sounds a little “new aged”, doesn’t it.
However, the medical community will agree that there is an electrical pattern to the body.
This goes right along with my understanding of trauma staying hidden in muscles. Trauma can disrupt our energy paths and physical or mental issues occur.
This past summer was especially trying for my family. When the “straw that broke the camel’s back” happened and our van’s transmission went out, I had to find a solution. We were in between jobs because we were in the middle of selling our house and relocating — so no pay stubs to buy another vehicle. This van had too many miles to just fix it and we didn’t have the money to replace it. We lived way out in the woods and would have been stuck if we didn’t find a vehicle soon.
What could I do? Absolutely nothing about the problem. I had no solutions. I knew it would require a miraculous intervention from Heavenly Father. So, I prayed and asked God what could I do. I felt the Holy Spirit tell me to work on myself. I have a whole library of self-help books — and they were all packed away and unavailable. I couldn’t go to the library and had no internet because of the transitional period we were in. How was I going to work on myself? Of course, there were the scriptures but sometimes it is helpful to have additional study books.
I decided to search my many computer files to see if I had any golden nuggets tucked away — and low and behold — I found one. “Spiritual Marketing” by Joe Vitale had been sitting on my computers for who knows how long. I saw the title and thought, “I don’t have anything to market, why do I need to read this?” However, feeling prompted, read it I did. I didn’t just read it; I did the exercises in it.
The most profound exercise or step given was to release negative energy. I pondered on that for a little while (about 15 minutes) and started adding up past understandings in my head. I quickly put together a negative energy release procedure based on past learning and his words. Then, I wrote a list of things that bothered me. The more I wrote, the more that came. Things came that I didn’t even know I had a problem with them anymore.
Once I had a list of about 10 things, I took each item and thought about it. I asked my body “Where does this hurt?” There was one woman who had betrayed me and when I thought of her and asked this question, my bosom began to hurt. I imagined that there was a black cloud where the pain was and just started pulling away the darkness with my hand. I kept doing this until I felt no more pain. I did this with every item on my list.
One surprising item was my army service. I didn’t expect to be so physical about that. My neck, jaw and chest just froze up as I thought about it. It took about 30 minutes of visualization and acceptance for that cloud to leave me. The end result from working this item: asthma symptoms reduced severely.
Noticed how the tightness was in the breathing areas of the body?
Noticed the relief I had when I released the trauma?
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Bottom line: I forgave several people physically that night. I had been trying to spiritually forgive them for years but yet the hurt still hung on. I released a physical burden off of my mind and body.
So, how did this help me getting a vehicle? I don’t know. All I know is there was a car sitting in my yard within 2 weeks that didn’t require one penny out of my pocket at that time.
I honestly believe that by clearing away the negative energy and forgiving people, circumstances and myself, I was able to attract a solution to our car problems.
Forgiveness is a commandment. However, it is a commandment given us for our own good. I think Jesus described this situation the best when he said:
Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:24-25
I stood in desire for a vehicle. I spent time physically, mentally and spiritually forgiving people. Heavenly Father blessed me with a vehicle. It is that simple.
Are you ready to let miracles start happening in your life right now? This is the time to forgive and release.
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