Today’s forgiving journal is about when life throws you a curve.
I’m in Philadelphia right now, checking it out as a potential place to live. I had no idea that this possibility was even on the radar for me until about a week ago. In fact, I once said that I didn’t want to move here.
What I’m present to is the sweetness of being in this community. It’s a little suburb outside of Philly that has such a sense of family – it’s like being in a bowl of love.
I’m also present to this harsh place inwardly that judges my enthusiasm and tells me that I am going to make a wrong decision. There’s not a lot of wiggle room in this place and it hurts.
Time for forgiveness:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for separating from my loving when I’m making a decision or looking at something new.
2 – Letting Go: I let go of the criticalness, the doubt, the rigidity, and the need to justify myself to anyone. Just let it go into the loving presence of the Universe so that I can walk free.
3 – Gratitude: I am grateful for the freedom to check out what locations suit me. I am grateful for the growing strength I have to keep centered in my knowing. I am grateful for coming back to the love more quickly.
When life throws us a curve (like Philly), I am taking my steps with confidence, knowing that I am choosing love every step of the way. Whether I move or stay, there is nothing more important than giving myself this loving and reminding myself that I am bigger than any choice.
As I was walking in the suburb today, I saw a gorgeous bridge, painted by members of the community. It reminded me that forgiveness is a bridge to grace. And as it curves around the bend, I just follow the way into ever more loving.
I love you!
Love and Light,
ps – this post is my contribution to Frank’s photo challenge this week, “Curves” – both in the analogy of Philly and in the beauty of the bridge’s curves.