"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you." (author unknown). Forgiveness is one of the most important spiritual/religious practices a person can develop. Pretty much every religion and spiritual philosophy promotes the practice of forgiveness. And, while it might seem to be a simple undertaking, it's not as simple or straightforward as it might seem. There was a reason why Jesus encouraged the practice of forgiveness "70 times 7." Because when we're in judgment of someone or ourselves, that judgment almost always carries with it an emotional component, a negative emotional reaction that accompanies our judgments. And this emotional reaction is embedded into our subconscious mind as well as into cellular memory, which makes judgment a programmed behavior or habit. So, if you want to let go of your judgments, then it makes sense to use techniques that have proven to be effective and successful in changing unwanted habits or behaviors.
The techniques used in this mp3 are designed to accelerate the forgiveness process. There are three essential techniques used: a visualization for speaking your truth and expressing your feelings; an energy alignment technique to help let go of associated negative emotional feelings; and visual reprogramming to help reprogram your subconscious mind as well as the cells of your body.
Speaking your truth and expressing your feelings Visualization - One of the most important elements in letting go of judgment entails letting go of the emotional feelings that are associated with that judgment. This simple self-visualization allows you to use your imagination to speak your truth and express your feelings. For various reasons, it's not always easy to say the things you need to say to someone. This visualization gives you a safe, controlled setting to say whatever it is you feel needs to be said and gives you the opportunity to fully express your feelings. You can also use this visualization to ask for forgiveness to someone for something you may have done.
Energy Alignment - This technique helps you to let go of the negative emotional reactions that often accompany judgment, whether it's self-judgment or judgment of someone else. There are three steps to this technique:
1. Step one - Visualize the event or circumstance that triggers your judgment and the associated emotional feelings. Make sure to allow those feelings to come up for you.
2. Step two - Use the tips of your fingers to tap your thighs. You'll use the tips of the fingers on your right hand to tap your right thigh, and you'll use the tips of your fingers on your left hand to tap your left thigh. Alternate tapping each of your thighs in a rhytmic pattern. Then, as you're tapping your thighs, raise your eyes upward and look at your eyebrows from within, making sure to keep your eyelids shut tight.
3. Step three - While tapping your thighs and looking at your eyebrows from within, repeat your acceptance statement. Your acceptance statement is a simple description of the event or circumstance that requires forgiveness. If it's something you've said or done, your statement might be, "I got angry and yelled at my brother." If it's something someone else has done, your statement might be, "Susan made fun of me in front of my friends."
You'll then do a second round of energy alignment, using the same instructions as above, only this time you'll repeat a forgiveness statement while tapping your thighs and looking at your eyebrows from within. This statement will always begin with the phrase "even though," followed by your acceptance statement, and then completed with the phrase, "I love and accept myself completely." So here are two forgiveness statements based on the acceptance statements mentioned above:
Even though I got angry and yelled at my brother, I love and accept myself completely.
Even though Susan made fun of me in front of my friends, I love and accept myself completely.
This energy alignment technique helps to lessen your emotional reaction to the event or circumstance that triggers your judgment.
Visual Reprogramming - This visualization helps you practice being in a state of allowance (non-judgment). After you've developed a deep state of relaxation through a series of relaxation techniques, you'll visualize the event or circumstance that normally triggers your judgment and the associated emotional feelings while focusing on remaining in a calm, relaxed state. The more you repeat this practice, the more deeply you reprogram your subconscious mind as well as the cells of your body to react in a new way, a more calm, relaxed, non-judgmental way. A second visual reprogramming will ask you to send feelings of love to everyone involved.
The instructions in the Forgiveness mp3 are specific and easy to follow. My 83-year-old mother had no trouble following the instructions when she listened to the mp3.
The Forgiveness self-hypnosis hypnotherapy mp3 is over 18 minutes in length and is a 17 MB file. Background music is Autumn Glade, a beautiful, light composition from Chestnut Mills.
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