True forgiveness is a beautiful thing and yet it’s hard to muster. We all know that there are no benefits to be had in holding on to the pain of the past, where as there is true power in forgiveness, be it of others r yourself. If you struggle to move on from pain and truly forgive, try Judy Hall’s crystal exercise…
It’s important for you to write a letter setting out all the reasons you are seeking forgiveness – either for yourself or the other person – and apologising where appropriate.
Holding as Rose Quartz or other appropriate crystal over your heart, settle yourself in a comfortable, relaxed posture. Close your eyes and breathe gently, concentrating your mind on the area immediately above and between the eyebrows.
When you are ready, picture in your mind the person from whom you wish to receive forgiveness or the person to whom you are giving forgiveness.
When you have a strong image of this person, either picture yourself reading out your letter and the other person receiving it in a loving, kindly way. Or, picture the other person reading their letter to you and open yourself to them in loving forgiveness.
When the letter reading is finished, ask them to forgive you and allow yourself to feel that forgiveness flowing towards you and into heart. At the same time, let your forgiveness flow towards them. Allow the forgiveness to spread through your body in a warm glow until it settles in your heart.
When the forgiveness is complete, thank the person, wish them well and make any gesture you feel is appropriate, such as hugging or holding hands. Then allow them to fade from your mind, sending them on their way with love. Notice how much lighter you feel now that you have let go and received and given forgiveness.
When you are ready, breathe a little more deeply and become aware of your surroundings once more. Then open your eyes slowly and stamp your foot to bring you firmly back into the here and now.
If you are non-visual…
write your letter as above and read it out. Holding a rose quartz crystal in one hand and a photograph of the person you wish to forgive or receive forgiveness from in the other (or write the name on a piece of paper) say out loud, ‘I give and receive forgiveness’. Place the crystal on the photograph. Hold a strong intention in your mind that the forgiveness is taking place. Then place the crystal over your heart and absorb its loving pink vibration.
About the author
Judy Hall is an astrologer, past life therapist and crystal pro who has authored more than 40 MBS books, including the renowned The Crystal Bible. She has also penned Crystals from Hay House’s basics series.