After a breakup or any form of heartbreak, the first thing we all really want to do is move on from everything and just let go. Getting over that heartbreaking incident isn't as easy as saying it or talking about it, though. It takes a lot of effort to actually begin this healing process and walk away from the pain you've experienced. But did you know that the first choice you have to make after a painful incident isn't the decision to move on? It's actually to forgive the people who hurt you and yourself.
According to Carolyn Harrington, holistic health practitioner, energy healer, medical intuitive, and Maty's Healthy Products founder, this is the first step to get past all the negative emotions in your heart and finally welcome new love in your life. How do you do this? By remembering to love yourself always. (via MyDomaine.com)
And the best expression of that is by letting go of the negative emotions and feelings you have for other people and yourself. Instead of looking at things in a negative way, shift your thoughts. "Thoughts have a huge impact on our reality and your every thought has a measurable vibration," she said. "Thoughts are vibrational frequencies that run in currents as real as those of air and water. If thoughts were visible to the naked eye, you would see energy flow from one person to another. These vibrating currents of energy affect how we feel." Only then can you be truly ready to embrace love and ultimately, joy.
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.