Releasing the Past through Forgiveness

Woman PrayingWhether it is painful events in the recent past or from as far back as childhood, emotional, mental, and spiritual trauma can be released from your spirit through forgiveness of the person or people involved, including yourself.

Complex Decisions and Challenging Situations

As spiritual beings on a human journey, we decided to live a lifetime on this earth to learn lessons that will enable us to grow as souls. Many of the lessons we have chosen require complex decisions and challenging situations that can have a significant impact on the evolvement of not only our souls, but also on the souls of others. Because we are in a stage of learning, and are not all-knowing beings, mistakes will be made. It is important to forgive each other for the mistakes we make and to look beyond the pain to the lessons that are built into the situations we encounter on a daily basis.

Reasons and Choices

In order for our souls to evolve to a clearer understanding of the reasons for our existence, it is necessary to face challenges that make us question and think about our self-worth, our relationships and connections with others, and whether or not there really is a higher power that guides us.  The reason you experience tragic, sad, or disheartening events is not to drag you down, but to give you a choice. You can choose to let these situations mire you in negativity and self-pity, or you can choose see the blessings and lessons that God and the angels are assisting you with in order to open your heart, mind, and spirit to the truth that exists within your soul.

Why It Is Beneficial to Forgive

Forgiveness is an acknowledgement and a release of actions from the past that caused harm to yourself or others. Extending forgiveness does not mean that you are condoning the behavior that caused you or others harm. It means that you have come to terms with the situation and have made a conscious decision to release its hold on you. By recognizing that these events served a very important purpose in your soul evolvement, you can also learn how to express gratefulness for the lessons you learned. In order to do that though, you must be able to look beyond the pain in order to see how you were given the opportunity to grow as a soul. The rewards you receive for perceiving the patterns and lessons behind traumatizing events includes amazing enlightenment about yourself, others, and the universe as a whole, as well as a realization that these events were necessary steps toward achieving your dreams in this lifetime.

It is important to note that you do not have to be in someone’s presence in order to forgive them. You can extend forgiveness in your heart and mind by sending forgiving thoughts toward the situation and the people involved. Our connection in spirit with one another allows the messages to be received by the spirit of the person you are forgiving. The people that are here on earth may or may not be consciously aware of your message of forgiveness; however, the spirit that resides within them will have received and acknowledged the forgiveness you have extended.

What Happens When You Refuse to Forgive

Holding grudges, anger, and pain inside of yourself hurts you. Those negative emotions and thoughts prevent you from moving forward and draw toward you more unfortunate circumstances. When you are focused on the lower energies produced by fear and anger, you are dragging down your own energy. This will attract more situations to you that are harmful. By choosing to release negative emotions, you are releasing their hold on you. This will lighten your energetic load and free you up to attract more positive experiences in your life. Keep in mind that how you live your life is your choice. Whether you decide to remain mired in misery or rise above the challenges you face, it is the gift of free will that gives you the option to choose the path that you take.

If you need help extending forgiveness, you can ask the archangels for assistance. They will help you to release the negativity and heal the pain that you have been carrying.

 Repetition May Be Necessary

Even after you have extended forgiveness, there may be times when a situation will appear in your life that will bring to the surface old pain and remembrances of harmful situations. When this happens, you can extend forgiveness again and visualize the situation and the people involved as healed.

Setting Yourself Free

As you make the choice to free yourself from the past, you are also making the choice to open yourself up to love and more positive experiences. Your spirit will be lighter, and you may even feel as though a physical weight has been lifted from your body. Enjoy the benefits and freedom that comes from releasing your past, and shift your focus to the present—which is full of gifts and opportunities for making positive choices regarding your life path.

Namaste!

With much love and many blessings for all,
Karen T. Hluchan

Spirit Medium, Motivational Speaker, Reiki Master, Spiritual Artist, & Author of How Have You Loved?

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com

Karen T. Hluchan is a spirit medium, motivational speaker, Reiki master, spiritual artist, and author of How Have You Loved? Through her mediumship practice, Healing Spirit with Love, she devotes her time to the healing of spirit on earth through her connection with heaven. Her passion for her calling is shared through the spirit readings, demonstrations, and workshops she provides, as well as through her writing, Reiki, and fine art spiritual paintings. All of her work is inspired by the divine light that is within us all. She has a great love of nature, people, and the planet, and she enjoys her connection in spirit, both here and in heaven.
 
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How we can be Angels on Earth

Divine Love

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As we greet each day, we have hopes and dreams that we would like to see fulfilled whether it is for a new job, for a loved one to get well, or to find people with whom we can develop positive relationships, etc. In each of our hearts, we hold our individual dreams that we would love to see realized in a way that would benefit the good of all.

As Spirits on a human journey, we are here to help each other bring those life-affirming dreams to fruition – to be Angels on Earth by assisting and supporting one another during times of need, as well as in times of joy.

Sometimes, without our even knowing it, we may be called upon by God or the Angels to answer the prayers of others. For instance, your interactions with others may provide answers to problems you didn’t know they had and/or your random acts of kindness may bring happiness to a heart that has been riddled with sadness.

At other times, you may make conscious choices to help those in need. In my work as a Spirit Medium, I have made the decision to dedicate myself to the healing of Spirit here on Earth as a vessel through which Spirit in Heaven communicates. Others of you may have chosen to be a doctor or a nurse. Not everyone’s life purpose is to serve in this way; however, each one of us can contribute to the well-being of others in our own unique ways.

For example, we can choose to volunteer our time and/or resources to people who need us. This may take the form of donating gently used clothes and items, lending a hand to a friend, or giving a gift of money to a charity.

This Easter Sunday, I dedicated my time to cooking meals for people who are unable to leave their homes due to illness or injuries. I was inspired to do this after volunteering to cook in the Aid For Friends kitchen (www.AidforFriends.org) earlier this week. This local charity not only provides meals, but also companionship for people who have limited contact with the world outside of their doors.

As I thought about my experience at Aid for Friends, I realized that the donation of my time and skills was helping more than the recipients of the meals. I was also assisting with the hopes and dreams of the people who are involved with the running of the charity, as well as my own desire to bring joy and comfort to others.

I believe in the expression “what goes around, comes around.” I know that as I am helping people, others are helping me. The same happens for you. The return on your investment of love into the Spirit and well-being of others will be returned to you in a multitude of ways. When it does, be sure to share your appreciation and gratitude to the universe for the gifts that you have been given – both big and small. By doing so, you are recognizing the efforts and sacrifices that others have willingly made on your behalf.

This week, I give gratitude to God and the Angels for granting me the time and resources to share the love in my heart with all of us in Spirit here on Earth and in Heaven. It is my hope and my prayer that you, too, have many reasons to give and receive gratitude everyday of your life as you fulfill your life purposes as Angels on Earth.

With Light and Love,
Karen

www.HealingSpiritWithLove.com