Hey there, beautiful souls! Today, we're talking about a topic that can be tough to tackle - forgiveness. Specifically, forgiving our parents.
We've all had our fair share of disagreements with our parents. Maybe they didn't understand us growing up, or maybe they made choices that hurt us deeply. But holding onto that anger and resentment can be detrimental to our mental and emotional health.
So, how do we forgive our parents? It starts with the understanding that they're only human. They make mistakes, just like we do. And sometimes, they may not have had the tools or resources to be the perfect parent.
But that doesn't mean we have to continue carrying that weight of anger and hurt. We can choose to let go of it and move forward with love and compassion.
It may feel scary to have that conversation with your parent, but it's important, to be honest, and vulnerable. Something like, "Dad, I want to talk to you, alone. I want to apologize to you, for being so angry at you. I needed you growing up. I felt like you didn't love me, and it was wrong how you treated me. But I now realize you couldn't help yourself. And I'm wrong for being angry at you. Because that anger is destroying me. It is separating me from God. It's destroying me. And I'm sorry for being angry at you, in that way." this can be a great start to a healing conversation.
Remember, it does not matter if they accept it or not, as forgiveness has nothing to do about them, and has everything about you and your nervous system moving forward and how you see and perceive the world, and what energy you hold. Forgiveness doesn't mean forgetting what happened or excusing their behavior. It means choosing to let go of the anger and hurt and moving forward with love and compassion.
So, take that step today. Have that conversation with your parent, face to face, heart to heart, soul to soul. As something on a metaphysical level happens to both you and the other person. A veil is lifted for a moment and you are both able to see one another as is (Children of God). That split second after you forgive is very beautiful. Look into their eyes, and you will see a shift happen. This shift needs to be nourished, before ego clouds once again. Or if that's not possible, write a letter or meditate on forgiving them. You may be surprised by your results. Your mental and emotional health will thank you.
Thanks for taking time out of your day and reading this blog, and as always, remember to spread love and kindness wherever you go. Writer, Mr. Michael Adams Founder of: Keep Inspiration Alive