dedicationstolifeblog asked: How can we really start to love and respect ourselves again so everything that is around us becomes a consequence of what we are? How do you think we can really forgive? So we can finally attract good energies and truly change that aspect of our life - what we can also call as negative karma one might have. Have you read "Women Who Run with the Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estés? It's wonderful - I just started though - and it's so you! I think that's it! hehe
Thank you so much for suggesting that book! It has actually been coming into my field a lot lately, I knew that I had to get it and this message was yet another confirmation!!
There is so much in that question.
In my experience, simple answer is presence!! Be here now! If you aren’t busy living in the past or future, then there is nothing to forgive. My teacher George Falcon would say, “Right now, right here, you are free. So, why doesn’t it look that way?”
The work is internal. You really have to start tuning in and paying close attention to what energies you are attracting and why? What are your triggers? What emotions and feelings come up that you need to acknowledge? What is the universe trying to tell you that you aren’t hearing? Observation and awareness. Just start looking, without judging!
There are three different levels of Karma. Individual, family, society. What are your beliefs and where did they come from? What has shaped the illusion and negative thought forms you have in your life? Was it something you learned when you were a child from your parents? Is it an idea that is just accepted as “normal” in society? If you can start to see where all of your beliefs come from, then you can truly start letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you.
Forgiveness starts with You! If you can forgive and stop judging yourself, then you won’t need to forgive anyone else because you will realize that no one can truly hurt you. Only you can hurt yourself and only you have the power to stop it. Once you start honoring yourself and loving yourself, you will see that your external world will start to look different.
Practice letting go! Ask yourself, “What am I holding on for?”
Another thing George said to me once… A woman he was working with asked him, “Why do I have to practice letting go so much??! And he said, “Well, it seems that you have mastered holding on, so it is time to start practicing letting go, until you get so good at it that you won’t have to practice anymore.”
Love and Light