Letting go of pain and suffering is not an easy task. It does not matter whether you have been dealing with this recently or a lifetime. Has this pain turned into resentments? This energy of resentment only fuels the fire of anger that blocks your insight into forgiveness and gratitude. This pain also prevents you from growing emotionally and spiritually and as well as enjoying all that life has to offer. Instead of holding the energy of not letting go, find your inner strength to help you move on and heal. You were not meant to have a lifetime of pain. You are a loving & beautiful soul. Tap into your heart center. Explore and be creative with expanding this love energy into your day to day existence to promote forgiveness.
5 Steps to Letting Go
1. Allow the energy of pain and suffering to shift and transform out of your mind, body, emotions, and soul. Remind yourself that thoughts & emotions are energy and they are forever changing. Just like the seasons change. We experience the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter throughout the year. So, there is going to be time when you are not suffering too. Once you find more days without the pain, your ability to let go becomes possible!
2. Acceptance. Understanding that the experience which created this pain is from your past. You cannot change what has happened. You are in charge and in control of your responses. It does not mean you agree or give this experience permission to hurt you, but you are just cutting the cords of the emotional connection to your mind and body. It is time to live in the now.
3.Willing to forgive what has caused you pain and suffering. There is a deeper message and life lesson that you will understand after the healing has manifested into your life. It never makes sense at the time of the tragedy but its when you are in a place of compassion and forgiveness will you see how important it is to let go. You will begin to recognize that your pain has also caused pain with those around you. Not only do you forgive the situation that caused you pain, but also forgive yourself for whatever bad decisions or choices you made while dealing with this pain.
4. Love yourself. Trust your judgment and the choices you make. When you are doing what you love or feel good about yourself, then you have a healthy self-esteem. You must first love yourself in order to be able to truly love another. With self-acceptance and self-love, you are able to let go easier and with confidence that you are doing what feels right!
5. Move forward in your life. Live in the present moment. You are a present to yourself and you have so much more to offer to others. Your community, family, friends, colleges, animals, mother earth need to experience what you have to offer.
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
― Ann Landers