What is Forgiveness? People often are confused about this word. Some people believe that if a person causes harm, forgiving them means you are “giving” them a gift. Instead of thinking that you need to give someone who has harmed you, perhaps realize that Forgiveness is telling you that the situation is For Giving the situation and the painful memories of it over to a higher power to solve, rather than For Keeping those memories close in order to punish others. Forgiveness is deciding to not have any energetic connections to events in the past. Forgiveness does not “let someone off the hook.” They will always be tied to their past actions and will have to answer for their actions in this life or the next. You deserve to be free.