Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.  -Lily  Tomlin


Forgiveness is a thing we hear about all the time, but I found that this quote really puts it in perspective.

As I’m about to go visit my family, there are issues that are bound to come up.  The question is have I got the “balls” to actually let go of things?  The past is exactly that; it’s past.

Somehow forgiveness has come to mean excusing someone or letting things slide, but that’s not it at all.  From an energetic perspective, when you haven’t forgiven, you still have an energetic tie to that past.  If it’s something big, then that is one honking huge energy drain on your present.

Forgiveness has everything to do with us and essentially nothing to do with “them.”  In full forgiveness, there is no excusing, there is no forgetting, there is letting go of that energetic connection that is tying us up and weighing us down.

When wishing, willing, writing, praying, and meditating don’t clear it up, I find Shamanic Extraction to be one of the best ways to get rid of those deep-seated ties that bind us to the past.