Can Forgiveness Really Help Heal A Broken Heart or Old Wound?

It has been said, “forgiveness is the antidote for anger.”    When we hold onto anger or resentments it is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.  Mark Twain wrote, “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”

Here is an old story all about forgiveness.  (I read this story in Newsday by Rabbi Marc Gellman.)

Two friends were walking through the desert, and during an argument, one friend slapped the other one in the face.  The one who got slapped wrote in the sand: “Today my friend sapped me in the face.”  Later in the journey, the one who got slapped got stuck in quicksand, and his friend pulled him out.  He then wrote on a stone, “Today my friend saved my life.”   The friend said, “Why did you write on the sand then and on a stone now?”  The other friend replied: “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in the sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it, but when someone helps us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

May we all learn to write blessings in stone and hurts in the sand.

This poem by Kyle Gray is so moving and had to be shared with my audience.


Principles of Forgiveness By Kyle Gray

Forgiveness transcends the past.

Forgiveness is a deeply profound acceptance of our holiness.

Forgiveness is the total acceptance that we are all equal.

Forgiveness is ordering the divine and others and ourselves.

Forgiveness is the moment we step back into our true self.

Forgiveness is the moment we let love be our source of power.

Forgiveness is the welcome home to peace.

Forgiveness is the awakening of our inner vision.

Forgiveness is the celebration of the angels dance with joy.

Forgiveness is remembering our innocence.

Forgiveness is loving ourselves enough not to accept bad behavior.

Forgiveness is when someone else’s errors no longer affect our happiness.

Forgiveness is opening to a love that is ever-present.

Forgiveness digests toxicity and initiates healing.

Forgiveness is remembering that we can never really be hurt for nothing can tarnish our soul.

Are you ready and willing to forgive?


~Hypnosis and specifically insight-based hypnosis fosters a sense of forgiveness for others and most importantly for ourselves.   Forgiveness has the ability to transcend the past and energetically set us free.

*Disclaimer: Results May Vary. Hypnosis results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical.