The Healing Path of Forgiveness for the New Year

The Healing Path of Forgiveness for the New Year

The New Year is a perfect symbolic opportunity to detox from old heavy and toxic energy, and enjoy your natural state of lightness, love, truth, and purpose. Letting go of the old means releasing old energy . . . especially old toxic energy. 

Much of the healing angel -- Archangel Raphael’s healing work comes from his release of built-up toxic energies, chiefly stored anger and unforgiveness. The healing workbook, A Course in Miracles, clearly states that all forms of illness stem from unforgiving thoughts. Virtually every religious and spiritual path advocates forgiveness as a necessity to healthy living.

So how do you forgive the seemingly unforgiveable? How do you let go of anger when someone’s actions hurt you? 

The first step is to decide that you’re willing to consider forgiveness as an alternative. As long as you’re set against forgiveness, it can’t occur. Some people hang on to resentment because they want to punish the offending person. Yet, who’s really punished if you’re holding toxic and acidic anger within your mind and body? Just a tiny bit of willingness to forgive can open the doorway wide enough for the angels to enter and effect an emotional healing. 

Once you’ve allowed some willingness to forgive, the next step is to ask for help. Here is a helpful prayer:

“Dear God and Archangel Raphael, I am willing to forgive [person’s name] and myself for this situation, in exchange for inner peace. I am willing to take responsibility for the role that I played in this situation, and I ask for help in truly learning the life lessons involved in this challenge. I am no longer willing to carry the burden or toxins of anger in my mind and heart. I now fully and freely give these judgements, thoughts, and feelings to you for purification, detoxification, cleansing, and transmutation. 

Your body will likely react to this prayer, as the angels release toxins from your physicality. So you may experience shakes or shivers, during the cathartic process. This is a positive sign that your cells are releasing old energy, helping you to feel lighter and freer. 

There’s a healing reason why virtually every religious and spiritual path strongly recommends forgiveness. 

Here are some spiritual texts and scriptures with inspirational words recommending forgiveness to show the universality of this important healing step: 

“There can be no form of suffering that fails to hide an unforgiving thought. Nor can there be a form of pain that forgiveness cannot heal.” – New Thought, A Course in Miracles

“You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Judiasm, Leviticus 19

“Then Peter came up and said to him, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.’” – Christianity, Matthew 18

“Where there is forgiveness, there is God Himself.” – Sikhism, Adi Granth

“Subvert anger by forgiveness.” – Jainism, Samanasattam 

“The superior man tends to forgive wrongs.” – I Ching

“Bear no grudge.” – Taoism, Treatise on Response and Retribution 

“He who forgives and seeks reconciliation shall be rewarded by God.’” – Islam, Qur’an 42

Today, hold the intention of completely letting go of the old! Make this your mantra:

“I release, I detoxify, I purify.” Say this repeatedly, and feel lighter and happier.

Most importantly, focus upon forgiving YOURSELF for what you think you’ve done or not done. Learn from your regrets, instead of beating yourself up for them! It’s all about progress, not perfection. 

Excerpted from the book, “The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael” by Doreen Virtue, available in languages worldwide and as an instantly downloadable e-book (Kindle, Nook, etc.)


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