FORGIVENESS – A VERITABLE TOOL FOR PEACE OF MIND… is a gift you give yourself!

I had sent a text to Ada to call me. We haven’t spoken in a year. Will she find it in her heart to forgive and call or would she hold on to the past and say “I don’t want to be bothered”?

When she called soon after, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief – and yes- peace.

Ada was a friend I was very fond of, but an issue arose that threatened our Frienship and we hadn’t spoken in a year.

Thoughts of her flashed through my mind one morning and I decided to reach out to her hoping she would respond. I have certainly forgiven her but has she forgiven me?

FORGIVENESS is now being classified in medical books as a Disease.

According to Cancer Surgeon Dr Steven Standiford, refusing to forgive makes people sick and keeps them that way.

He goes on to add that Forgiveness Therapy is now being used to help treat diseases such as cancer.

Joyce Meyer adds her voice by saying that “many people ruin their health and their lives by taking the poison of Bitterness, Resentment and Unforgiveness” Do you know who you are helping the most when you forgive the person who hurt you?

Meyer says “Actually, you are helping Yourself More than the other person!”

Also, according to a research by Dr Michael Berry, a pastor and author of the book ‘The Forgiveness Project’, 61% of the patients have FORGIVENESS issues half of which are quite severe.

He says: “… these negative emotions of Anger and Hatred create a state of chronic anxiety…. and that chronic anxiety, very predictably, produces adrenaline and cortisol which deplete the production of natural killer cells which is your body’s foot soldiers in the fight against cancer.”

When a person forgives from the heart … they are able to find a sense of peacefulness.

“Quite often our patients refer to that as a feeling of Lightness… We don’t realize what a burden Anger and Hatred is until we let it go” he says.

So fellows, LET GO OF ALL THE ANGER AND PAIN IN YOUR HEART AND FEEL THAT SENSE OF RELIEF AND PEACE.
Good luck!
AUNTY GRACE.

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