Dashing through the snow for yet another trip to the mall? 'Tis the season, right?
But there's one gift that cannot be bought and never suffers from inflation: Self-forgiveness.
Of course you know how destructive it is to hold onto grudges. However, the biggest grudge you are undoubtedly holding onto without realizing it is the one toward yourself.
In fact, there is probably an ongoing list of things you have not forgiven yourself for. Those memories get tucked away in your subconscious since they are hard to fess up to.
Then, you attract situations to help wake you up to what you did but still refuse to recognize those mirrors. To your fear-based consciousness, it is "easier" to feel like a victim instead.
Getting in touch with those memories, you can understand why you made those choices: You were triggered by fear, believing you had no other choice. Seen in that way, you can feel compassion toward that scared self, and true self-forgiveness occurs.
The best part is you can then understand why certain things happened in your life: They were mirrors trying to wake you up to remember and clean up your past actions. Yes, it's the definition of karma -- a result from a prior cause.
By recognizing your role, it gets easy to forgive others. You understand that you attracted them to show you what you had done. They were graciously trying to help you remember, offering you the ultimate gift of awakening.
Finding true forgiveness -- for others as well as yourself -- profoundly changes your life. You can stop attracting those wake-up calls. You can choose to consciously clean things up rather than be hit on the head to do so. You feel more deserving and empowered to take purposeful, meaningful, trust-filled, loving action.
Shifting into your higher consciousness, seeing and understanding the bigger picture, spurs your evolution from fear to authentic gratitude and love.
Forgiving yourself changes that angsty energy of self-resentment that's running your life behind the scenes.
But it does not happen by logically thinking you should forgive yourself or by using spiritual bypass techniques. It happens organically by getting in touch with subconscious memories where you are still unknowingly beating yourself up.
The ultimate gift to yourself is resolving what you did. Lightbulbs go off, life transforms, miracles occur.
It's the gift that keeps on giving. To you and the world.
And, it is waiting for you. Way under the tree. See that shiny holiday bow?
Royce Morales is a renowned spiritual trailblazer who has been teaching her innovative approach to inner transformation for decades. She developed Perfect Life Awakening, a spiritually-based program, to take you from triggered to empowered!
Royce hosts "The Perfect Life Awakening Show" on Om Media, first and third Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. PT.
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“Want: True love, past lives and other complications” explains the eternal connection of soulmates and the lessons that arrives from them.
“Back: Rebirth After Stroke” is Royce's personal spiritual journey after her husband's stroke that will help you through any traumatic event.
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