Another method that can be used to work through forgiveness is music. Not all music has this healing ability, but some musical compositions lend themselves to reaching into the heart and pulling out the best in us — which is love and forgiveness. One song that has been particularly helpful to me and also to a few that I’ve shared it with is titled “Kiss the Rain” by Yiruma.
The song soothes me, and after a short while into the song the musician repeats three notes in descending order that reminds me of falling rain. The artist repeats these three cascading notes thirty times before transitioning back into the soothing sounds that give the listener a break from the musical rain. Then those three notes repeat for a second series of thirty, and at the end it repeats one more time for forty repetitions before fading into silence.
Each time I hear those three notes that remind me of falling rain, I say or sing a three syllable phrase like, “I am safe,” or “all is well.” But when I use this song for the purpose of healing, I say the words, “I-for-give,” over and over. On the next set I may change it to, “I’m-for-given.” The words become a gentle mantra that reinforces the need to forgive and also the need to accept forgiveness.
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