After you have forgiven, there is still work to be done. Be gentle with yourself during this time of healing through your forgiveness journey. You may be experiencing all sorts of emotions from your forgiveness work. This is a new experience with tears, emotions, and new visions of the future. Crying is cleansing. Allow the tears to flow, as this is purging all those pressed emotions. This is a time of release and self-care.

During this time of healing, it is very important to protect your spirit. This is a time when you need to be surrounded with honest and real people who have your healing in mind. If you do not have such people, do not engage with energy suckers. These are the people who suck all of your energy, pass judgement, and basically make you crazy. They can be more damaging and cause you to revert back into a self-protection mode of operation and we do not want that to happen.

If you have not added meditation to your daily routine this is a good time to do so. I have been meditating nearly every day for about a year. I usually pick a scripture, a vision, or a phrase and I will sit with soft music.  Find a quiet, comfortable place where you can relax. Then light a candle or play soft instrumental music and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and begin to relax. I usually sit for 20 minutes in the morning before I start my day. I have noticed huge improvements in my relationships, stress level and focus. I highly recommend the silence of a daily meditation practice for your health.