Today’s forgiving journal is about shifting my focus.
I need space to breathe…to grow….to forgive. When I feel boxed in, I get tense and controlling and rigid. Needless to say, it’s not the greatest way to live my life. What works better is to create a space for compassion. Shifting my focus is so key to giving myself this space.
One of the greatest ways to shift my focus is to do something physical and nurturing. Gardening is a great example. My friend Julie has a garden in her backyard, and just touching the soil this morning reconnected me to my loving touch.
Julie explained that cucumbers need space to grow. They spread out as they get bigger. So she planted them with enough room to flourish.
I’m doing that with forgiving. I’m giving myself space to spread out and experience my own compassion. And when I shift my focus with things like gardening, I’m giving myself a nudge in the direction I truly want to walk. It opens up a whole new world of presence, a caring creativity, and attitude.
Time for forgiving:
1 – I forgive myself for judging all the times I was ever rigid, boxed myself in, or got controlling. I forgive myself for judging myself for doing this to the people that I love the most and all the self-blame I’ve had about it.
2 – I let all of this go into the Light. There is no need to be perfect, to get it right. The only need is for me to love myself and others – all of it – and to surrender the rest to Spirit. YES!
3 – I am grateful for sticking with myself with this forgiving process. I am grateful for finding ways to shift my focus. I am grateful for the Light I am learning to see in me.
Creating the space for these cucumbers to grow, who knew this could provide such insight into forgiving? 🙂
I love you.