When the heart opens, the intensity of all emotions increases, not only Joy, which is why it is imperative to know how to forgive in order to maintain a high degree of open-heartedness; otherwise the heart will re-close itself as a survival mechanism to protect us from the danger of the increased intensity of life-threatening emotions, such as despair, shame, regret, etc.
Forgiveness is a prayer.
A prayer is a desire given to God.
When we love someone, we desire their happiness. When we forgive someone, we desire their happiness anyway.
So when we forgive another person, we literally give the desire for their ability to feel the emotion Joy to God.
Why would we do this? Because people who can feel God’s Love (the emotion Joy) don’t hurt others. And the reason they do not hurt others is because they have no desire to.
In order to forgive another person, ask God, “Please let ____ be healed of all pain and sadness and filled with Love and please let me be healed of all pain and sadness and filled with Love. Please don’t let _____ hurt anyone else the way s/he has hurt me [or someone I love] in the past. Let us both [all] be filled with Joy by the power of your Love.”
The act of forgiving is easy — it is a simple prayer (“Please, God, let ____ be filled with Love”). Wanting to forgive can be more challenging. If you do not want to forgive — even though you have now learned that forgiving another person will heal them of any desire to hurt others and thereby prevent other people from being hurt in the same way they hurt you — please consider asking God to put only the desire to forgive in your heart. Asking God to put only the desire to forgive in your heart is step 6 of the Forgiveness Method.
With every prayer of forgiveness we give, humanity’s collective heart chakra opens and the distance between each pair of soulmates shrinks. Additionally, those whose hearts have newly opened and who took actions that caused others pain and sadness in the past will now feel a brand new emotion, remorse, which will fill them with desire to come forward to right their own wrongs and make amends in the present. Forgiveness is the way to Peace and Joy on Earth!
God bless everyone on Earth
to be healed of all pain and sadness
and filled with Joy,
by the power of God’s Love.
Snow Angel ^i^