Negative energy is very heavy to carry around. It gets stuck inside us. It causes emotional constipation. It casts its shadow over and colours every other thing we do, even the good stuff.
It also takes up a lot more space than positive, flowing, vibrating positive energy.
Yet many of us find it very difficult to let go of.
One of the most common expressions of negative energy is the holding on to anger we feel towards someone, the inability to forgive. If you are not achieving professionally what you want to at this time, stop and ask yourself if you are blocked by negative energy. Next question: is there someone in your life who hurt you sometime ago, but you are still letting them hurt you by carrying them around with you every day?
Yes, I can hear you saying: “But I can never forgive him/her for what he/she did.”
Maybe We Need To Rethink What Forgiveness Is About.
Forgiveness is about empowering you.
It’s not about them – but about you.
You refuse to live in the prison of anger.
It’s not about exonerating the person or what he/she did.
Forgiveness is about letting go, getting the hurt and anger out of you.
It takes a lot of energy to maintain anger. What could you do with that energy if you weren’t expending it all on remaining hurt and angry?
A few more bits of reflection on forgiveness:
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future”.
- Paul Boese.
Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the handcuffs of hate.
- William Ward.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burnt!
You don’t die from snake bite, rather what kills you is the venom that keeps pouring through your body after the bite has taken place.
- Wayne Dyer.
My motivation challenge for you this week is to forgive and let go of the hurt and anger you feel about what some colleague, manager, family member or friend has done to you.
When you have done that, direct the Energy you have freed up to change your life and achieve what you really desire.