When someone is in need of healing, whether I know them well or not at all, I visualize them while saying the following prayer.
I send you love and light, my friend, from my heart to yours—to love you, to protect you, to guide you, to heal you, to cherish you, to comfort you. God bless you, my friend. You are beautiful and you are loved.
Know that the loving energy you transmit may ease the recipient’s pain, comfort their soul, and bolster their strength and resolve.
The beauty of this prayer is that it also is perfect for resolving hurt, anger and resentment. After all, you cannot release a hurt until you send it love. By directing this prayer to the person you feel ill will toward, you break the hold that person has over you by bathing them in love and asking that the conflict be resolved for your higher good as well as theirs.
Whether or not you witness any change in your relationship, it has been forever altered. Not only did you release the resentment you felt toward them, but the loving energy you broadcast through the unified field (the complex web of divine energy that connects every atom in creation to every other atom beyond space and time) reaches them, changes them, makes them better.
If sending love to someone who betrayed you or harmed you seems inconceivable, step aside and ask God to use you as a conduit. By allowing God’s divine energy to flow through you and into that person’s heart, you are surrendering to a higher form of justice. You do not have to like the other person, you simply have to acknowledge that God loves him the way all of God’s children are loved.
You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall
those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
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Through God’s Eyes won first place in the “Spirituality and Inspirational” category at the San Diego Book Awards on June 22, 2013.
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