“I forgive myself and I forgive those who have hurt me in the past.”
Forgiveness is probably one of the hardest things we can do. When we become hurt, we blame ourselves and struggle to find a place of growth. The sayings go “forgive but don’t forget.'“ and “forgive them for yourself.” But we don’t think about the intention behind the healing component of that need to forgive those who have wronged us in our past and forgive ourselves for letting ourselves be hurt. It’s the intention to heal that matters most.
Off your mat this week, I invite you to make a list of all the people you want to forgive for the things they have done to hurt you. After your list is compiled write down a sentence forgiving each person. This week is the full moon and I invite you to burn each sentence in a fire, whether it’s a fireplace, a fire pit or in a candle, as each sentence of forgiveness burns away, let go of the hurt and allow yourself to move towards healing.
This same idea can move onto your mat as well. As we practice, practice strength poses. This strength building will give you what you need to move forward. A combination of breath and strength postures will be the tool you need to release the hurt and allow the healing to commence.
-Namaste, Michi P.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER
This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma a few years ago and after falling in love with the community of yoga completed their 200hr Teacher Training at Yoga from the Heart. They have been a Dentonite since 2014, graduated from TWU and runs community groups. With their trauma-informed certification, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing healing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.