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Beautiful Summer Morning Newsletter Monday January 8 2018

Volume 12 Issue 1

5 Forgiveness Exercises For a Healthier and More Prosperous Life: Part One

I hope you enjoyed the Christmas and New Year’s festivities.

Here in Panama where families tend to live outside their home more than inside them, New Years was a wonderful example of community and friendship.

At midnight the fireworks begin. There are no government sanction fireworks. Things were conducted in the typical exuberant and chaotic way that make Panama such a fun place to live.

Fireworks are cheap and neighbour competes with neighbor to put on the best show. Which means a 360 degree panorama of fireworks of fireworks lighting the sky.

By the time the fireworks finish the street where I live was filled with people, kids and dogs. My neighbors invited me along as we went down the street shaking hands and hugging

Then it was back to my neighbor’s house for a big feast.

Sitting with my very much appreciated mug of coffee the next morning I reflected on the wonderful opportunity each new year brings to start anew.

Since at the time I was reading The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance, by Edwene Gaines  on the section about  forgiveness, I thought that would make a good topic for our first newsletter of the New Year.

Why not commit to making this year the year of deep forgiveness. Why carry the hurts and pains , anger and resentment into the New Year?

Sometimes we find it hard to forgive, that we feel justified in our actions, and perhaps we’ve been carry that old grude old  with us because we secretly enjoy the attention our hurt and pain brings in the form of sympathy from family and friends.

The Gift of Forgiveness

Give yourself the gift of forgiveness so that you, too may know the great joy that is the result of living without judgement or blame.

Source Edwene Gaines

Some journeys to forgiveness are hard and difficult. I can attest to that from my own experience. And sometimes forgiveness flows through you like a breeze through an open window.

Occasionally it’s not the act that created the bitterness or pain that is the problem. It is instead the habit of holding onto it that needs forgiveness.

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound  we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.

Source: Marianne Williamson

A forgiveness practice is never really complete.

Sometimes when we forgive someone for something, something else pops in to fill that space. Sometime we think we’ve managed to finally  forgive only to realize later that something still lingers and needs work.

In the exercises I share below I offer suggestion on how to make forgiveness a living breathing practice.

Don’t forget the one person who needs the most forgiveness is the person you see in the mirror every morning when you brush your teeth.

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Source: Alexander Pope

Part One: ( Since this newsletter is getting rather long, I will continue with more exercises in the next newsletter.  Today I will just five you the meditation.)

Exercise one: Meditation On Forgiveness

At least five minutes but longer to begin.

This is like a cleanse for the soul.

Find a quiet place free of distraction.

Early morning is one of the best times, but anywhere you can fit this into your day.

Sit comfortably

Close Your Eyes

Take a deep breathe in through your nose, and slowly exhale through your mouth, relaxing your shoulders as you do.

Repeat this two or three times till you feel very relaxed.

Ask: “Who am I meant to forgive?”

Sit quietly and allow whatever happens happen: don’t resist.

As images or thoughts of people or situations pop into your mind say. “You are forgiven. I release this hurt with love and compassion.

Next ask

“Who do I need forgiveness from?”

Sit quietly and let the images flow. As people or incidences come to you say,

“I am sorry, please forgive me.”

Finally

“For what am I to forgive myself?”

Sit quietly and watch for and listen for the messages that flow to you and say:

“I am forgiven”

When you feel a lightness within or a sense of release or calmness you’ve reached a good point to end off. 

Take several more deep breaths.

Then say

“These things and so much more I release to divine spirit.”

Amen

Next week I will offer up the next for exercises. Some are as simple as saying affirmation, others tackle those areas where you are not getting release. 

With Love

Nick 

Prosperity Affirmation for The Week

Large, rich, opulent, lavish, financial surprises now come to me and I am grateful

Watch the Film A Course In Miracles

Inspirational Video For the Week

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