Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Join with fellow bloggers & post about forgiveness ANY DAY this week! It can be a poem, short story, photograph, video, personal sharing , or anything that opens you to forgive. (See guidelines below ❤ )
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Mom Showed Me The Way.
I am putting something out today that I haven’t really shared. My mom was killed by someone.
I am sharing this, not for your sympathy, or for your attention. Rather, I’m sharing it because I want you to know that it is a big part of why I do this forgiveness work.
The way my mom’s death happened opened me to a whole new level. What if, in truth, there is nothing that is inherently right or wrong, or good or bad, instead it is our thinking that makes it so? Even with my mom’s dying at the hand of someone else.
And that truly, there is a peace beyond those dualities where our freedom lies.
Rumi has a quote, “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
Life is too short to hold back. It is too short to say, “How could you do this?!” What if that field, oh what if it were love?
I can open to that possibility. And THAT is why I do this forgiveness work.
I’ve had an old track playing for years of “I’m not worthy of love.” Each time I do this, I am killing myself slowly. Time for forgiveness:
I forgive myself for judging myself as wrong for wanting my mom back. I forgive myself for judging myself for thinking I am not worthy of love. I forgive myself for judging my mom’s killer as anything less than divine and worthy of loving too.
The truth is: We are all divine beings having a human experience. The truth is, I may not know exactly what love “is” and what I do know is that I am a beautiful Soul. And so are we all.
Can you open to the possibility of loving someone that you never thought possible? Please share if you would in the comments below.
Last week, four bloggers contributed to Forgiving Fridays:
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy wrote a beautiful blog with quotes on compassion and forgiveness
Etta of Simply Etta D. gave powerful tips on the freedom to choose happiness, gratitude, forgiveness.
Nikki of Flying Through Water shared a courageous post on her heartfelt dream to write a book.
New! I found a post by Stella of Giggles and Tales with a vibrant photo and great focus on peace instead of worry.
I love you.
ps – I got my very first Forgiveness Coaching business cards in the mail today. Mom, I am standing in the knowing that the love and compassion you showed me is eternal truth.
***This post is my contribution for Frank of Dutch Goes the Photo’s Challenge, Unusual. Frank, for maybe the first time in my life, I am standing in what I know to be true. (With my Aussie Outback hat on!) It’s also my contribution to The Daily Post’s challenge, Focus. And for the first time, I’m contributing to Nikki’s Creative Prompt – Love! Nikki, thank you for helping me open to love … it is one of my deepest prayers. ❤