Forgiveness: Essential Oil For Healing
By Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr.
A shared common denominator is our learned and innate abilities to pardon a negative impact of another’s actions or deeds. Our physiological make-up beholds convalescent abilities to self-heal our bodies just as our human defense mechanisms tirelessly function trying to wart off mental and emotional exterior forces and influences. The impact of negative energy is grounded in subjective perceptions and interpretations. Nonetheless, we make a decision to either hoard those feelings and emotions; or administer release through expression or communication. The balance of dealing with life’s negative variables can manifest as toxic energy that depletes cognitive integrity of self and relationships with others.
It is often said that life is not about what someone has done to us, but how we respond to it! We choose to allow negative influences of others to shackle our minds. Also, it is our choice not to compound issues with self-induced thoughts and deeds. Disapproving acts, intentional or not, leaves the onus or pardon on the receiver’s subjectivity.
Avoiding forgiveness inhibits the essence of healing, and allows the blunt impact and its fullness-in-destruction on self to stand as a prominent presentation. The ultimate purpose of forgiveness is to allow your bodies to rid itself of toxic energy that accumulates. Chemical and physiological reactions are imbalanced when the presence of hate and negative thought processes toward another are evident. Forgiveness releases you from mental and social bondage! None of us are perfect, but the intention of forgiveness should be absolute; because revisiting or bringing up the past can ultimately sustain as a process-dilution in its purity.
Whether the culprit accepts your apology or forgiveness is not relevant; it is the action in forgiving that allows us to respect another through their imperfections. The inspiration here is that we all have and will make mistakes by hurting one another along life’s journey. Those that you need to forgive do not have to live near you, work with you or even be alive. The ultimate reward is that the process of forgiveness liberates our body, mind and spirit from a perpetual slow moving depletion of health utility, which induces mental anguish that could simply be nullified with three words… “I forgive you!!”
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