Forgiveness is perhaps one of the most profound yet difficult acts of Self-Love.
Part of the difficulty is that whilst the heart might desperately want relief from the pain associated with hurt and betrayal, the rational mind is deeply offended by the notion of letting it go.
You can’t will forgiveness, but you can be willing.
The gain for your work with forgiveness is to free your heart and experience joy.
It is helpful to acknowledge that forgiving does not mean approving, nor does it mean being passive. Wise discrimination is needed to set healthy boundaries. Forgiving is a way to release your own heart from suffering.
Essential oils used with the conscious breath and essential oil reflections are perfect companions for the forgiveness journey. Bypassing the rational mind, this process soothes emotions and gently softens the heart, creating a shift in your perceptions and feelings towards the most challenging situations.
My essential oil blend to help you step into forgiveness is 1 drop Black Pepper, 2 drops Palmarosa, 1 drop Petitgrain, 1 drop Melissa and 1 drop juniper. I am accepting, compassionate, awakened, grateful and joyous.
Be true to yourself. If you are not in the space yet for forgiveness of another, acknowledge this and accept where you are. You may be able to forgive yourself and stay open to the intention of forgiveness of another in time. Having the intention to open the door for forgiveness is the energy that brings more peace.
Take some time out in a beautiful space and dedicate some time for self-care and simply hold the intention for forgiveness or compassion.