My good blogger friend, Blue Butterflies and Me, suggested we all post healing blogs in our own way to remember September 11th.
In my work with past life regression, forgiveness is an important part of the healing process. During my regressions (for others and me), I made it a priority to offer forgiveness to each and every person, place or thing that affected a person in their past life.
Let me give you a quick example from one of my past lives. As Helen in 1927, I died while in an illegal nightclub. A mobster shot me in the neck. A fire ensued; caused by oil lamps and cigarettes.
For the regression, I forgave the guns, the mob, the oil lamps and the cigarettes. I forgave the bullet that caused my death.
Forgiveness is not saying that it is okay that something happened, but that you are releasing your attachment to it–whatever that may be.
This forgiving had an interesting side-effect. I had a dark brown birthmark on my neck all my life. Not long after remembering my lifetime as Helen, it faded dramatically. The stored energy from this lifetime was released by forgiveness. Today, you can hardly see it.
Releasing attachment to something or someone that has caused you pain, is very healing.
Several modalities of healing energy work involve forgiveness. (There are way too many to list here.)
I recently learned about Hoʻoponopono, a Hawaiian forgiveness practice.
Hoʻoponopono teaches that you are completely responsible for your life and all that you encounter.
It is simple. Focus on one person, place or thing you would like to release through forgiveness. Think about it—try to visualize it in your mind. An example from Helen’s lifetime would be forgiving the mobster who shot the bullet.
Then say aloud or to yourself:
“I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
Seems silly at first … how on Earth can you say you love a mobster who caused your death? (Or anyone that has harmed you in some way.)
Well. We are all one.
When you love one another (common teachings in all religions), you are in effect offering love to yourself.
Again … healing starts within … deep within you.
Here is a short video to guide you through the Hoʻoponopono process.