Today’s Forgiving Journal: Believing in Myself with Love

Hi everyone!

So this week, I wasn’t planning on doing Frank of Dutch Goes the Photo’s challenge, weather.  Now here I am up early in the morning – some small voice whispered inside to share.

Last week, I went to Zion National Park with my new partner.  We were almost out of the park, and he wanted to check out an overlook.

I thought it was going to be a two-minute walk to the top of a gorgeous vista.  Instead it was a significant hike up a mountain.  And I’m scared of heights (until now!).  At first, I just sat down at the first sign that I could possibly fall.

The thing is everyone – something got me up again.  Each time I got scared, I dug deep inside of me and kept putting one foot in front of the other.  Here are a few things that helped: (1) the first time I got scared, a hiker came and helped me through the hard part; (2) my partner kept telling me to breathe and hold my head up high; (3) I reassured the scared part inside of me; and (4) I asked Spirit for help.

AND I DID IT!!!  What great keys for forgiving, for believing in myself.  Time for a little more forgiveness: 🙂

I forgive myself for judging myself as unable to climb that mountain.

Wow. I’m aware of how in my life, that simple belief “I am unable to … ” has held me back.  The truth is, I’m capable of a lot of things, and I am an amazing woman with a lot of talents and gifts.

What probably touched me the most as I climbed is this: I walked with myself each step of the way and gave myself love.

I just want to share with you that it really makes a difference in my experience. Something in my heart opened to love in an entirely new way.  I was able to really support myself with a walk that terrified me in the past …. with a little help from my partner.  🙂

Frank, the weather was super fine at the top!  So was my smile.

I love you all.


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61 thoughts on “Today’s Forgiving Journal: Believing in Myself with Love

  1. Stunning and I love the photo. I too am embarking on a “mountain” to climb,so I can take your lessons/blessings with me. Ever onwards, ever upwards as we say! The Light makes everything so much easier, and a supportive partner is another such blessing!

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    1. You said it, Anne! You are such a strong and wise woman, do you know that? I am sending you blessings each step of the way. Thank you for being here. You mean a lot to me. Love you, Anne — Debbie ps – a whole lot of smiles along the way too. 🙂

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  2. Just got to the end of reading through the entries on Frank’s Round up and realised you were missing. Then thankfully found you in the comments section. 🙂 Love your post. Well Done on overcoming your fears and getting up there. Shows what we can do when we accept support and encouragement from others as well as trusting in spirit. Blessings for a wonderful week Debbie 🙂 xx

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    1. Oh Judith how true! I ended up posting on Monday morning, so Frank added my post later in the day. 🙂 So glad you found me too. There’s a line in my ministerial blessing (did I tell you I’m a minister in an alternative spiritual group?) that says “Reach out and let yourself be supported now.” In so doing, I guess I’m serving!! Much love to you, Judith. Debbie

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! One of my gifts is “gentle strength”. So glad to be reminded of that by little angels along my way. Many blessings to you … so glad you are here. Debbie 🙂


  3. Congratulations for making it. I had a problem like yours also and I made it, only when coming down some of it was so steep I had to sit on my seat and go down slowing using my arms, looking back at it now I don’t think in my seventies I will ever do it again, is that fear creeping in again? Hope not.

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    1. You know, it’s interesting. What is fear, and what is common sense, right? ❤ Only your heart knows. So glad you're here! Thanks for sharing your story. Love, Debbie
      ps – you have an amazing smile. Love your photo.

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  4. Zion National Park is magnificent! My daughter and son-in-law went canyoning last year. Prior to going, they took a rock climbing class. Came back with fantastic photos. I asked her to do a guest post on my blog. Glad you went. Miriam
    Somehow I couldn’t comment fromt the Reader and had to some to your blog to comment. It happens once in awhile lately.

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    1. WOW – a rock climbing class? That is courageous. 🙂 I’m really impressed. There is such beautiful energy at the top, quiet and still and full of energy all at the same time. Thanks so much for sharing Miriam. You brighten my blog! Lots of love, Debbie

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  5. Hello dear Debbie,
    You should be proud that the self talk really made such a difference to you there. It’s a wonderful example for us all of its power…
    Much love from Di 💐💕

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    1. Thank you so much Di. ❤ It really does make a difference. That, and just being super compassionate and gently strong with myself. Lots of loving your way, Di! Debbie
      ps – I tried to comment on one of your posts, and the comments were closed. Just want you to know HOW much you inspire me. You are a gift and brighten up all of WordPress, do you know that? ❤

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      1. Hello dear Debbie,
        Firstly, oh I’m so sorry about the comments being closed! I had a sudden onslaught of spam over the weekend and it was one way to control it. I’ll go back and turn them on now it seems under control.
        As for your lovely reply, thank you dear Debbie. All those wonderful gifts you have stated above… the only way to treat ourselves now. I am learning to pick myself up on the impulse now before it actually comes out of my mouth.
        Wonderful to hear about you too and your new partner Debbie.
        Hugs and blessings to you my friend 🙋🏻💕💕

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      2. Oh Di, thanks so much! I also wanted to extend again an invitation for a complimentary coaching session. Truly Di this would be my gift to you. There are NO strings for doing a program with me. I see you as such a Lightbearer for our community and on a beautiful path of self-awakening yourself, and I see so much potential in having a conversation. Up to you though, so whatever you would like. At a minimum, I have a neat powerpoint that I did for an intro called “The Soothing Voice of Forgiveness” I’d like to email you as a gift. Simply email me at, and happy to share! So fine to say no to one or both of these, Di. Either way is good by me. And either way, I’m sending you big smiles from Los Angeles! Love, Debbie

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      3. Hello dear Debbie in LA🙋🏻
        Thank you for your wonderful comments and very kind offer.
        Yes, I’d love to chat with you…I’ll email about soon, as the days melt away keeping up with replies here and on Instagram. We were away for a long weekend and I’m catching up as you must be too after your week away!
        I’ll screenshot your address and I’ll be in touch.
        Thank you again lovely Debbie….from me in Melbourne 🌎🙏🏼🙋🏻💜💜

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      4. Hi Di, that sounds great! Looking forward to connecting. 🙂 ❤ I hope you had a wonderful weekend away. That sounds glorious. Just getting caught up now. Much love to you, Di. ~Debbie ps – so glad your post was included in Nikki's Posts of Note for this week. You're great.

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      5. Hello again dear Debbie,
        Yes we did thank you. A lovely winter escape for a few days in the clear but chilly air.
        Thank you for your kind words on my post of note… always a thrill and an honour…
        Glad you are gradually catching up…
        see you in another of our posts very soon.
        Much love to you too Debbie 💐💕💕🙋🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! He kept telling me to breathe and to put my shoulders up. Very helpful. 🙂 And if I can do it, anyone can I reckon. It really expanded me. Sending you many blessings, Anne. So glad you are here – you are full of talent and gifts. Debbie

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    1. Aww Maniparna thanks! It was an amazing experience. I’m a minister in an alternative spiritual group, and a part of my ministerial blessing, or statement, is: “Reach out and let yourself be supported now.” WOW. Bless you!

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