Whether Valentine’s Day is one of your favorite holidays, or you like to rage against it as being created by the greeting card companies…it is almost here. This is an excellent time to think about forgiveness for those you love and have loved. You don’t have to buy into the consumption focused “need” for flowers, chocolates and champagne to feel more love in your life. Although, I admit to having a soft spot for champagnes and chocolate covered strawberries myself.
Ultimately, it is good to think about and be grateful for love in all its forms. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself, and we all have heard that we have to love and value ourselves before we can truly love another.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ready to forgive some folks for some stuff? Cool!
Feng Shui is perfect for forgiveness! Light a candle and imagine the resentment burning away – transforming to love. Focus on the flame and feel light, love and acceptance surround you. Watch this love travel from you to the person you have forgiven as a white ribbon of light between your hearts. This can be done even if the person has passed on – it clears the energy and creates space for more love to come into your life!
Pretty cool – right? I know!
Still not convinced? Here are some lovely quotes on forgiveness and love to inspire you:
“‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.” – John Sheffield
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant McGill
“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller
“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they must remember the wrong or they will not learn from it. The opposite is true. Through forgiveness, the wrong is released from its emotional stranglehold on us so that we can learn from it. Through the power and intelligence of the heart, the release of forgiveness brings expanded intelligence to work with the situation more effectively.” – David McArthur & Bruce McArthur”