When you think of forgiveness, do you think of your own worth? Your worthiness of peace, justice, and respect? Here’s another way to think about it: forgiveness is the heightened way to what you’re already worthy of having, doing, and being. Let these forgiveness affirmations remind you, guide you towards how you want to feel and live and give and receive.
Here’s what I think: your willingness to forgive is in direct relationship with how worthy you think you are.
We tend to hold grudges against others (or life itself) because we think we deserve peace, justice, and respect. And the only way to get that is by denying others peace and respect (because they’ve somehow stolen ours) and demanding justice.
Then, there’s the other side of the coin. We can’t forgive ourselves because we don’t think we deserve these things.
What a conundrum.
How about this: you forgive because you’re already worthy, period. Like you were born like that and it’s something that can’t be stolen or disproven — no matter what!
You forgive others because you’re already worthy of being at peace, because you’re justified in how loving you are, and because you respect yourself enough not to change who you are based on what someone else has done. There’s nothing to defend or prove.
If you’re in charge of your life and you’ve claimed peace as your birthright, someone stealing it isn’t the problem: you giving it away is the problem (or maybe just a hard lesson). Your task isn’t then to punish, but to reclaim what’s yours. It’s an internal job instead.
From this perspective, if someone disrespects you, it’s now less about you and more about them. This is their internal job. *Weight lifted off your shoulders* They’re the ones living in that energetic place. You don’t need to hate or pity them. You can stand your ground with so much respect for yourself that you treat them from your place of power: from your respectful, peaceful nature.
In other words, you give the world a taste of your own medicine, the kind that heals.If you’re holding a grudge, the grudge is actually holding you. #forgiveness tell a friend
Forgiving yourself, if you’re playing the “I’m already worthy” card, might seem to contradict how you’re feeling in a moment of disappointment or despair. You may not feel very worthy of forgiveness, so how can you feel worthy of peace?
Think of it this way. Your feelings (e.g. guilt, shame, inferiority) aren’t indicators of your unworthiness; they’re warning signs that you’ve forgotten who you really are.
Use these forgiveness affirmations to reconnect with your true nature and worth, power and potential.
4 Forgiveness Affirmations: For Self & Others
1. I forgive myself for not wanting to forgive.
I don’t need to invite someone over for tea. I don’t need my forgiveness to happen on a personality level right now. I can simply have the desire to forgive. I desire to forgive on a soul level. I am open to forgiveness working its way through me so I can write a new story.
2. I forgive to further my own healing.
Healing isn’t about moving on; it’s about moving in. I don’t need to forgive and then forget, but I can forgive and then move further into the life that I now want to live. I am willing to look at the thing I’m forgiving with more compassion than I received from it. My healing comes from my giving.Observing your faults with #forgiveness and your flaws with friendliness is one way to practice the courage of authenticity. tell a friend
3. I am too powerful for anything else to close my heart.
Keeping my heart open is my choice alone. No matter what has happened, love is not to blame. Love is never anything less than loving: it is true to its own name. This sacred truth unravels my compassion. I can release the fear of love and be open once again.#Forgiveness is the decision to devote more energy to loving your own life than to feeding the energy of the initial insult. tell a friend
4. I move from survival to thriving.
Judgment is survival-based: its narrow-mindedness keeps me small. I choose to build a stronger foundation for a life that allows my spirit to blossom: it’s built on forgiveness. This is the heightened way, my aspiration and pathway to divinity and joy. This is how I walk today. I am willing to be renewed.
Which of these affirmations do you need the most today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!
Don’t forget that you’re powerful enough to create the life you want to live. Nobody can take that from you because they can’t take how you live from you.
Only ever love,