CA Visit Mar 2013 042There you are taking a break, catching up on Facebook, when you see a post from that person that used to be your friend. The friend who said hurtful things and then forgot about you. They have the nerve to post a picture having fun. How can they be enjoying life when you are still reeling from their hurtful behavior?

Should you block them or bless them? You could block them but the hurt hasn’t gone away. It’s just suppressed. It’s still festering like an open sore. Because you can’t see it, you pretend it’s not there.

Bless them? Why? When you don’t let go, you are the one held prisoner to the past. You are kept in bondage by your resentment, bitterness and anger. When you don’t forgive, it is difficult to move forward in life. There is a wall that separates you from love.

How do you forgive? Let go. Gather up your courage and strength and let go. Stop obsessing over what happened. It’s done. Imagine pruning away dead branches that no longer serve. Breathe. Breathe in love, breathe out resentment. Let go. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes one step at a time.

Create the life you want, not the one you are hanging on to from the past. Focus on what is good. Be grateful for what is now.

Let the past go. You have dominion of your life now. Forgive and live in peace, freedom and most of all love.