Forgiveness Begins with Your Heart Open
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Dorothy Ratusny
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When you hold the intention of forgiveness, it begins within you a gentle movement - a gentle urging of release; of letting go of what has kept you in the throws of suffering for a time. The intentional act of forgiveness will require your heart to open; to feel a 'letting go' of what you have held and harboured for so long.  In being willing to forgive all of what has caused you to suffer, you begin the important healing of your body, your mind, your soul - and you realign with your highest self - the perfection of what you are as energy.  Music Credit:  Wave Source, 'Wave Dream'
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Kathy
Life Changing Power
Every life has been taught painful lessons though the hurtful actions of others. These life lessons are the impetus for our growth. We can carry these hurts on our backs throughout our lives and continue to experience the pain. Alternatively, we can forgive. Forgiveness is the only way to move forward in our lives without carrying forth the burdens of anger, resentment, and pain. By forgiving, we free ourselves from the past and make the choice to move forward in order to be able to once again experience the beauty and joy of living a fulfilling life.
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Edward
Forgiveness
Forgiveness means letting go of the past to experience the peace of the present.
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Patrick
Unrealistic
Dorothy’s words are extremely difficult for me. I sense that I will have to listen again. My first impression was that she is unrealistic and lives in a utopia of fantasy. How do you forgive violent physical and emotional abuse? When those you should be able to trust with your very life, violently abuse you. Your heart is broken and your soul bares the scars of a trust betrayed. “Dost thou betray me with a Kiss?!” A father who beats a six-month infant with a brass buckle because he is intolerant of the infant crying. And when grown, that child, now a man, suffers hearing loss because of the injury. Sarcastically, a “gift” from his father. A daughter who, when she was young, thought her Dad was wise…but now views him as a fool. (Never knowing of the enormous sacrifices you made for her.) Rejecting all the insights and values that Mom and Dad struggled to teach her? Again, forgiveness is extremely difficult. I shall ponder, with prayer and meditation, Dorothy’ words.
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Jeanne
Forgiveness
It’s all about Being Greater Than Your Environment. Do not be defined by a thought that throws you back into the past not the present moment.
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Caoimhe
That I need to let go of the pain , and focus on the now .
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Ali
Forgiving doesn’t necessarily mean forgetting. It means that you’re choosing to end you’re own suffering. Being present in the moment is key too
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Bob
I will be revisiting this often I find it truly difficult to not give in to anger for past pain
It is a choice to keep reliving an old wrong over and over. I do this often thereby keeping myself in a state of hurt.
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Patricia
Forgiveness
It’s for me not the perpetrators. To let go of the feeling anger distress anxiety unworthy I deserved (asked for). By letting go I give myself permission to be happy, to live my life for me.
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Alexis
Forgiveness
I acknowledge the past hurt but do not carry it forward. One quote that I love is “I did my best, and release the rest”. Having to forgive those who did not offer an apology is hard, but I feel lighter and less burdened without the extra weight.
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Patti
Letting go of the anguish of reliving negative experiences - living them once is enough .
If I continue to relive them in my thoughts I am committing violence on myself
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API
Feelings make up the energy I attract
I observed that staying caught in a rut of defeated energy, wrongly treated, shortchanged- keeps me stuck in that cycle. Ruminating over it keeps me focused on the past, shackled down; but I am now ready to transform into the glorious wiser, stronger version of myself. My true authentic self was not born to suffer; but rather to transform and expand beyond my yesterdays. To change my future path and break out of this cycle I need to forgive and forget, it isn’t worth staying trapped and stagnated in the same energy cycle forever. I need to do it for me. ❤️
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Kayla
Forgiveness
I felt like it was really personalized to my situation, so it made it easier for me to grasp on how to let go
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Alexis
Forgiveness
By letting go of my past and forgiving from what was done bad and wrong to me and focusing on my new life brings i great sense of peacefulness into my heart, body and soul that ive never felt before
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Annie🦋
Light
I felt my heart getting lighter while listening to this and I hope I continue to hold on to this and forgive as much as I can.
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Karly
My heart
My heart has never felt so light. I’ve always been big on forgiveness but what I didn’t realize was I was looking at it all wrong. Thank you, truly.
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Aidy
I felt validated and served
I learned that forgiveness is a gift to oneself and the key to present joy
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Kenya Sarai
Forgive
I felt , the urge to forgive anybody that has/had wronged me .
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William
Forgive
Dorothy, powerful! Forgive to strengthen the present! We do re-experience the past with anger and revenge thoughts. Now, forgive and release and save precious present moments. Thanks.
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Alyson
ForGiveness
My heart aches for my family. Something traumatic happened to my family in 2019. I want to forgive but I don’t know that I can. This person is no longer with us so it should be easy but it’s not. How can I forgive someone that pained my family more than anyone can understand.
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