Forgiveness of others is the first key to creating a new you. It is freedom for your soul. We forgive others, not because we think they were wrong about something they said or did, and we are right. We forgive others for what they said or did because it helps US. Forgiveness is freedom from judgment about oneself or judgment about others. Freedom for us is about letting go of the judgment. That is why letting go, or forgiveness is the first key to creating that New You.
There is a vast difference between awareness and judgment. Awareness is the positive knowledge or wisdom that allows positive energy to flow through one’s body and soul. Judgment is often about the same information as the awareness, but judgment carries a negative energy that poisons one’s soul.
Here’s an example of a judgment, “I believe what “Sally” said is WRONG” and because it is WRONG, and I am right, I hold anger in myself towards her. Notice who holds the anger in that example.
Here’s that same example, couched in awareness, “I heard what Sally said and am aware that it is her statement only. It does not affect me, it is not about me: it was what Sally needed to say for herself. I am also aware that I can notice her statement without holding anger within myself about that statement. I know that her statements are outside my control. I can look at them or hear them, but I choose my reaction. I can let it go and set myself free.
This is awareness about others. Step outside and away from the need to hang on to any negative energy feelings: they don’t serve you.
Judgment holds negative energy. Awareness holds positive energy.
Knowing that, think about what your wrap around yourself each day. Are you wrapping yourself in negative or positive energy? Creating the new you means you are learning to wrap yourself in positive energy more often than negative energy. None of us can do this perfectly, immediately. It is a process of learning and growth. The more we practice, the better we get at it.
If you want a “new you”, where you are happier, with more JOY in your live. begin by forgiving yourself and others more often. It is that positive energy flow within you, that makes you feel “new”.
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