It is said that “the past is history, tomorrow a mystery, today a gift, and that is why we call it the present.” Today is all we ever really have. Carrying negative energy from your past into your present is a direct cause of energy drain, stress and illness. Harbouring anger, pain, disappointment and rage is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. You will end up ill, not them. Holding onto upset, pain or anger is a sure way to shorten your life. Since it is only energy, that we are attaching a particular vibration to, we can choose to shift the vibration and forgive and let go of the negative energy at will. If and when we choose, not before.
Love has many different faces and in some languages it goes by different names. When we speak of love, what do we mean? Love of life and all the wonderful things if offers, love of a significant other and the way they make us feel, love of power and the influence it yields. Do we mean compassion and love for others or the pure bliss and intoxication of love for the Beloved that Rumi, the 13th century Sufi mystic, speaks about