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The Spiritual Importance Of Releasing Resentments

Click Here NOW for a FREE psychic reading at PsychicAccess.comI went out for lunch today and had a bad service experience with the waitress. It was as if she didn’t care much to listen to what I wanted. She seemed distracted and careless.

Two and a half months ago, I had a similar experience at another restaurant when the server packed the wrong items for me to take home. I felt ignored, even disrespected. Today’s experience brought back the same feelings and memories.

I was so upset that I decided I was not going to leave her a tip. But then, in the middle of my meal, while feeling angry and somewhat sorry for myself, I overheard a nearby customer calling her friend by the same name as my late mother.

This caused me to pause and reflect on my toxic thoughts about the careless waitress. You see, my mother was also a waitress many years ago. It was how she put food on the table and put us through school.

Perhaps today’s events were meant to remind me during the holiday season how many of us go through life with unhealed “mother wounds.”

Spirit now had my attention and proceeded to make me aware that my waitress had her own issues with her mother growing up, and that she is now a single mother herself, barely making ends meet. This realization instantly changed my perspective and my petulant attitude.

So, I let go of my negative thoughts and feelings about the waitress and instead opened my heart to her. I even left her a very generous tip, realizing that she was only human like me, and most likely judging me as I had judged her. An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind, so I chose to rise above it.

 Pride and resentment are not indigenous to the human heart; and perhaps it is due to the gardener’s innate love of the exotic that we take such pains to make them thrive ~ Hope Mirrlees

In countering her judgments, I found a way to say, “I’m sorry if my requests were burdensome or excessive; I was just hungry and a little cranky today!”

We must take responsibility for our thoughts and practice proper self-care when negative impulses and resentments creep up. Overcoming our small but persistent negative feelings is an important lesson in the pursuit of inner peace and growth. These small, nagging feelings of bitterness and anger can build up over time, leading to increased stress, anxiety, and even physical health problems. They can also cloud our judgment and affect our relationships, creating a cycle of negativity that can be difficult to break.

Recognizing the impact of these seemingly insignificant resentments is crucial to understanding their potential to affect our emotional and spiritual well-being.

When we step back and release our self-importance or self-pity, we enter a whole new realm of acceptance of ourselves and others. We attract good things and uplifting experiences to ourselves and become more empowered to move through life without fear or limitation.

We can only do this by letting go of the ego. The ego fuels our resentments and blinds us to the interconnectedness of humanity. By releasing the grip of the ego and letting our soul take the lead, we open ourselves to vulnerability and acceptance. This allows us to see the bigger picture and realize that our grievances are often rooted in our own insecurities and fears.

The bottomline is that the Buddha, Jesus, Guru Nanak (the founder of Sikhism), the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa would never pick petty fights with waitresses! They are spiritual role models, among many others, known for their teachings on love, compassion, kindness, tolerance, and forgiveness.

Resentment is nasty. What makes it so ugly is that it has a tendency to turn you, an otherwise kind and reasonable person, into someone who is so angry at their own life situation that it is nearly impossible to recover ~ Martha Bodyfelt

The spiritually responsible person must strive for empathy and compassion. This helps us respond to difficult situations with kindness and understanding, and promotes healing and reconciliation. Forgiveness and release are also powerful tools for personal growth and spiritual transformation. They allow us to release negative energy and move forward with a lighter heart and clearer mind. By releasing toxic energy, we make room for positivity, love and light to fill our hearts and minds.

Self-reflection is an essential part of spiritual growth and karmic healing, and it begins with the ability to identify triggers and patterns in our thoughts and behavior. Triggers can be specific events, situations, or even words that cause a strong emotional response. By recognizing these triggers, we gain insight into our own emotional reactions and can begin to understand the underlying reasons for our feelings of resentment. Similarly, identifying patterns in our behavior allows us to see recurring themes in our responses to triggers, which is crucial to making meaningful changes in our lives.


About The Author: Esther

Esther knows the best way to survive trauma is to keep looking for the positives in life! She left a successful career as a pharmacist in 2017, to help others see their way through the darkness. She honed her psychic gifts and developed strong counseling skills that helped thousands. She hosts her own radio show on Wednesdays and has been a sought after guest on other programs. An expert in Astrology and Tarot, she maintains a list of 250 personal clients, she's served over 2000 clients from all walks of life, and has dispensed accurate information and insights to those in need. She uses a holistic approach that allowed her to deal with her own serious illness and avoid an organ transplant! In life, she's conquered pill addiction, divorce, a serious illness and has the life experience to help others overcome their own obstacles too. For over 10 years, she led an education group for psychiatric patients and has an acquired wealth of knowledge in general health and wellness. There's no better door to knock on than Esther's. This gifted intuitive has walked in your shoes and has come out the other side healthy, happy and fulfilled. You can find Esther at PsychicAccess.com.

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