Every now and then something great comes across on facebook. Without further ado this is what I read the other day, “If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future. Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.” Eckhart Tolle
So very true and as I have stated before I don’t believe in coincidences, let me explain.
I just returned from an international symposium where I was blessed to share the stage with many natural health care practitioners from around the world. In my presentation on Drugless Cancer Care I talked about one the benefits of homeopathic medicine being able to help people not be as reactive to life’s situations and past hurts. Another speaker that afternoon stated that he finds the root of all emotions is unforgiveness. The anger, sadness, bitterness of unforgiveness steals people’s health and wellness, because health and wellness consists of physical, emotional and mental well being.
The following morning, I was reading Ephesians 4. I feel it is very important to understand this powerful message, verse 26-27 “Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your wrath nor give place to the devil” and it ends with verse 32 “ and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” NKJV
You don’t have to have the same faith ideas as I do to understand the context.
Maybe a true life story might help.
Many years ago something happened in my life that was extremely painful and confusing to me and for many years I was unable to come to terms with the hurts. Straightforward, I couldn’t forgive someone for their actions. When I got sick in 1995 I had to turn inward and start to work on myself, mentally, physically and emotionally. One thing I needed to do for my own health and wellness was to forgive this person. It wasn’t easy, I struggled with understanding why I had to forgive him and that he needed to ask my forgiveness, but since this person had passed away, that would never happen. I wrote a letter and actually expressed my feelings, my pain and wrote I forgave him. At the moment I wrote those words on the paper, I felt a release in my heart. I can’t explain it but it was as real as real could be. My physical heart felt different, it felt lighter.
I realized that forgiving someone isn’t as much about them as it is about me. It freed me, it allowed me to let go of the past hurts. Letting go freed me to move forward in my life. This might sound odd to some but it is fact. Your emotions directly affect your health and wellness.
So today’s healthy habit is forgiveness.
Thanks to Eckhart Tolle who wrote the opening quote. I found it on the website, Everyday life lessons.
Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905 768 0848905 768 0848.