Today’s forgiving journal: Light Within Darkness

Today’s forgiving blog is about  Light within darkness.

When I was doing a Masters program in Spiritual Science, we had a second year project.  I don’t remember the focus of the project exactly, other than it had to do with being aware of myself as a Soul.  I ended up doing these paintings of my qualities that I became more aware of because of the program.

One of these qualities was “grace”.  I painted it as a beautiful purple Light that came out of this crappy looking brown bit…. all of which was in my heart.  What I got from that is that I open to the grace within me by seeing, acknowledging, and loving the parts inside of me that feel really dark.

snowdropLightiswithindarkness May 16 2016Then just yesterday, I received a gift from a friend.  She is good at telling people what flower best represents them.  The one she chose for me is a white flower coming out of the frozen snow.  I was so touched that I almost started crying.  It reminded me of that painting I did so many years ago.  Today, I get that the Light of who I am is within the darkness, that I am NEVER EVER alone, and that the truth – the beauty – of who I am will always bloom, no matter what the situations I am faced with (inner and outer).  Who I am is within the dark parts and it is ever so more than them.

It’s definitely time for my forgiving process.

1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for forgetting that the Light is always within me, even in the darkest spots.  I forgive myself for judging myself for believing that I am alone and forsaken.  I forgive myself for judging the situations in my life as anything less than blessings to show me that I can love myself completely.

2 – Letting go: I let all of this go into the Light….into grace…into the loving of Spirit.  I claim that I am love and that this is always the case.

3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for my friend who sent me this gorgeous photo.  I am grateful for doing the best I can to share my process of forgiveness.  I am grateful for breathing in and out, and relaxing again.


I’d like to end with a gorgeous Mother Teresa quote, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”  To me, this is a big part of who I am and why the flower appeals to me, because I have an intention to brighten up the world wherever I go – and that all of this starts inside of me, by loving me. I love myself a lot.

I love you.mother-teresa-quote on happiness May 16 2016

Love, Debbie

11 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: Light Within Darkness

  1. I have another quote of Mother Teresa’s sitting in my office space — it says : Works of love are works of peace.’ These words touched me so much that I carried this quote cross country twice so that I have it in my home! Thanks for reminding me of it ☺ Blessings to you!


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