Today’s forgiving journal: Love in Different Colors

Today’s forgiving journal is about love in different colors.
 
Well, I got my room set up today. One of the biggest parts of this for me was hanging my painting, “Love in Different Colors”. It’s made the trip across the country numerous times, and the message is near and dear to my heart.
 
So I hung it above a statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. And after it was all done, I got scared. Like, “What am I doing? How long will I be here? Did I make a mistake?”
 
The thing is, I’m doing an amazing job. I am so courageous. I am taking wonderful steps to expand into my gifts, because I am letting my heart lead me and I am acting in faith.
 
Time for forgiving:
1 – Self-forgiveness: I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared to be here. I forgive myself for judging myself for not wanting to hold in the unknowing with what’s next. I forgive myself for judging myself for wanting to crawl into a hole because I feel alone right now.
2 – Letting Go: I let go of all this judgment into the grace that is with me every step of the way.
3 – Gratitude: I pause, breathe, and receive. Thank you for things like “Love in Different Colors” to remind me that all of this inside of me is love. And that I can and am loving it all.
 
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Another thing I did this weekend is to go on a hike with two dear friends. I almost cancelled, and I went anyway. It’s a way for me to connect and to discover more about what activities truly make my heart sing. And to step outside of my comfort zone, love, and be loved.
 

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Thank you for hearing me. This was not the easiest blog post to write. I am going to my next level of compassion, seeing more faces of my inner self, and taking this time to say, “I hear you, and I love you.”

 
I love you. ❤
 
Love,
Debbie

37 thoughts on “Today’s forgiving journal: Love in Different Colors

  1. Another amazing and fulfilling post Debbie, you’re such a courageous and inspiring person! Thank you for being you and sharing your thoughts with us!
    Have a lovely week 🙂

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  2. Thank you for sharing your heart – I’m so glad to read that you listened to your inner self and took the leap to spend time with loving friends, lately I find myself saying “yes” to life more and I’m amazed at the gifts I find waiting for me…here’s wishing you many more.

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  3. I appreciate your courage and honesty in sharing, “What am I doing? How long will I be here? Did I make a mistake?”
    Any time we step outside of our comfort zone our brain has doubts. It is always wonderful to hear about another’s process of growing. I am cheering you on from afar.

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    1. Ali, thank you! I appreciate your cheerleading — makes me smile 🙂 When I wrote those questions, it helped me to come very present to what was going on inside of me. It’s such a powerful key of awareness for me, asking questions and being as real as I can. Thanks for your insightful comments. Many, many blessings — Debbie

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  4. Thanks for your honest post Debbie– it’s always an adjustment in a new situation like yours, questions and learning to be in a new place. Your hike looked awesome– we are big hikers in our family. take care friend… xo

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing and remind us that we need to forgive ourselves ,let go of all things that we keep inside and make us unconscious harm or is keeping us to move forward ,and for the last being grateful for what ever is our todays life . ❤ I should open a forgiveness journal . Thank you so much for the inspiration and love that you shared with this post . Many hugs darling 🙂

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