This exercise is based on the work of author John Randolph Price, here is a method that works miracles in clearing away negativity from your body and your life. This method takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete, but it is SO worth it! Also, it’s important to repeat this exercise regularly, just as you would with a physical detox.
Go to a room where you’ll be alone and uninterrupted (put a “do not disturb” sign on the door and turn off the telephone ringer) for at least one hour.
On one or more sheets of paper, write the name of every person or animal (living or deceased, personally known or unknown to you) who has ever irritated or infuriated you. Start with whatever name comes to mind, and keep going. You’ll likely remember the names of people you haven’t thought about in years. If you can’t recall their names, but just their persona, write whatever descriptive phrase comes to mind (for example, “The girl who sat next to me in science class”).
Most people have a very long list, and usually their own name appears near the top. Next, say this phrase to each person on the list one by one (either mentally or aloud):
“I forgive you completely and release you now into the love that is the truth about us both. I only retain the part of our relationship that is healed and based in love. I ask that all effects from mistakes from the past be undone and forgotten forever in time.”
Remember that you are forgiving the person, and not necessarily their actions (which are false illusions of the ego, no matter how hurtful they were). This forgiveness session will go further toward lightening your spirit and ultimately lightening your body than just about anything else you could do.
During the days following your session, you will see or dream about people who remind you of some names on your forgiveness list. This is no accident or coincidence, but is the Holy Spirit’s way of showing you which persons you still hold grudges toward. As you get these reminders, keep saying the paragraph of release above, or pray for spiritual intervention to help you completely forgive. The more you release, the more that negativity will reduce or even vanish from your life.
(Excerpted from the book, “The Lightworker’s Way,” by Doreen Virtue)