You can never be free of bitterness as long as you continue to think unforgiving thoughts. How can you be happy in this moment if you continue to choose to be angry and resentful? Thoughts of bitterness can’t create joy. No matter how justified you feel you are, no matter what “they” did, if you insist on holding on to the past, then you will never be free. Forgiving yourself and others will release you from the prison of the past.
When you feel that you’re stuck in some situation, or when your affirmations aren’t working, it usually means that there’s more forgiveness work to be done. When you don’t flow freely with life in the present moment, it usually means that you’re holding on to a past moment. It can be regret, sadness, hurt, fear, guilt, blame, anger, resentment, or sometimes even a desire for revenge. Each one of these states comes from a space of unforgiveness, a refusal to let go and come in to the present moment. Only in the present moment can you create your future.
If you’re holding on to the past, you can’t be in the present. It’s only in this “now” moment that your thoughts and words are powerful. So you really don’t want to waste your current thoughts by continuing to create your future from the garbage of the past.
Positive Affirmations for Forgiveness
Today I listen to my feelings, and I am gentle with myself. I know that all of my feelings are my friends.
I give myself the gift of freedom from the past, and move with joy into the now.
I get the help I need, when I need it, from various sources. My support system is strong and loving.
There is no problem so big or so small that it cannot be solved with love.
I am ready to be healed. I am willing to forgive. All is well.
When I make a mistake, I realize that it is only part of the learning process.
I move beyond forgiveness to understanding, and I have compassion for all.
I know that old, negative patterns no longer limit me. I let them go with ease.
I am forgiving, loving, gentle, and kind, and I know that life loves me.
As I forgive myself, it becomes easier to forgive others.