Forgiveness in Practice

Let it go.

Let it all go.

Let go of the burden of being mad, sad, and wronged.

Give yourself permission to forgive. Set the intention in your life to practice forgiveness. On the regular.

Forgiveness has the potential to be an emotionally loaded word. Even as I type this, the word ‘forgive’ creates a sensation of resistance within me, a physical reminder of the protection that I wrap around myself by holding on to anger and the memory of pain in an effort to prevent future hurt. Maybe in reading the word ‘forgive’, either a strong reaction or no reaction is evoked, giving indication to your relationship with the act of forgiving.

The theme of one of my recent yoga classes I taught was forgiveness. Us yoga teachers are always on the hunt for class themes that speak to our struggles as humans, and there is nothing more universal than our struggle with forgiveness.

As we sat on our mats, legs crossed with awareness to the breath moving in the body, I spoke to the fact that according to Nikola Tesla - an inventor and engineer – everything is energetic in nature.

Tesla says, “If you want to understand the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Why is energy relevant to forgiveness?