When we have spent many years (or in some cases, lifetimes) carrying a particular belief or pain, it becomes part of our ego-identity. The mind cannot fathom what it would be like to be clear of that energy and creates resistance, even when it’s apparent to us from a logical perspective that we would be healthier and more joyous without that weight in our energetic field.
Nurture the willingness within you to let go of things which no longer serve your growth. Part of this process is observing and controlling the mind and being open to forgive (understanding the situation from a higher perception).
It can sometimes take a while to work out all the layers of old energy. If you are kind to yourself and gently persistent, you will eventually align your inner truth with an entirely new paradigm.
The limitless abundance of the Universe is available for all of us. There is an old exercise from Emmet Fox that is wonderful for dissolving old resentments:
Sit quietly, close your eyes and imagine yourself in a darkened theater. In front of you is a small stage. On that stage see the person you resent the most (either living or dead) and visualize good things happening to that person. See them happy and smiling and experiencing joy. Louise Hay suggests that we take this process a step further and then visualize ourselves on the stage, happy, smiling and abundant. It’s time to lighten the load that you carry.
Today my intention is to be willing to release outmoded and limiting patterns from my consciousness. The pathway to love is forgiveness.