Unforgiveness is like a poison
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Barbara Allen BA(Hons), Psychotherapist MBACP - Life Coach
7th August, 20150 Comments
Many people have been hurt in some point of their lives maybe by a parent's or a best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend sometimes they don't realise that they are carrying resentment until something triggers their emotions. Then they ask themselves why did I act in that unreasonable manner. Forgiveness may seem hard but holding on to resentment is poison, it forms a block inside of you - delaying progression. Just imagine your home not being cleaned for years how would you feel? Well unforgiveness causes that kind of mess.
The effect of unforgiveness:
Unforgiveness can lead to illnesses - having counselled people for many years I found that people are holding resentments and didn't realise that they were carrying this until we walk through their journey then it is discovered. It's amazing how free they feel - in order for them to live their dreams.
How do we forgive?
- Decide that you want to forgive.
- Allow your mind to let go of your past hurts.
- Release your hurt to the higher being.
- Say out loud take away my unforgiveness and name what your unforgiveness is.
About the author
My name is Barbara Allen I am a qualified registered psychotherapist/counselor BACP for 12 years. I have experience of counselling clients who have experienced difficulties with: stress, relationships, panic attacks, anxiety, bereavement, redundancy, depression and addiction.
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