Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to share about forgiveness & post about it ANY DAY this week! See guidelines below. ❤ You can post a poem, a quote, or a photo (or even a travel blog like one of this week’s contributors), or you can write about walking your own talk like I did. Whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Walking My Own Talk.
I’ve been encouraging people to forgive, and in some ways I haven’t been walking my own talk. I became quite aware of all the little things I do inside of me to choose right and wrong as my way of relating to this planet.
For example, Trump is wrong. The environment must be saved (i.e., that is right). My mom’s murder … that was really wrong.
So I went to the woods.
Seeing the structure of the trees calmed me. It helped me see that I even viewed my choices as right and wrong, as anything less than beautiful.
The great thing about forgiveness is that I remind myself that it is ALL LOVE. I am love. I choose – again and again – to see this as true. To add to this energy field that we create together when each one of us says, “I forgive.” I forgive myself for placing any judgments against myself, this planet, and others.
I let it go and open to the experience of that. I am aware of my heart opening, of more understanding, empathy and compassion. From that place inside of me, I can see more clearly how I want to be in this world, and how I want to be with myself. Each time that I affirm love, I let go of an old way of seeing and let Spirit show me the way to love.
That is such a nurturing & peaceful way to live! Whatever I do (or don’t do), the consciousness I bring to it – is completely full of kindness and grace.
That’s what I’ve got for today. I invite each one of us to pause right now and choose love, however you do that. And take in the beauty of your love. Let yourself be loved. Because what else do you really need to do today? 🙂
I am grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are this week’s contributions:
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy gave us a gorgeous poem that has so much love and forgiveness through her words and unique style.
Andrea of Thriving Under Pressure contributed a great post on how taking a breath – really pausing to take a breath – can open us to great peace inside. A first-time contributor!
Etta of Simply Etta D. shared how to be the change we wish to see in others – what a powerful reference for owning our beauty!
Stella of Giggles & Tales shared such a beautiful blog on bringing love and compassion to those people who are suffering inside and scared to share about it.
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom contributed a blessing she wrote for September that includes seeing the beauty of our own Souls and receiving it. A first-time contributor!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote an exquisite poem on showering us with love so we can experience our own beauty.
And here’s a great post I came across on kids and peace ❤ :
Jennie of A Teacher’s Reflections gifted us with a heartfelt sharing of her young students’ responses to “What is Peace?” – I learned so much!
I wrote a poem when I was on my peace walk this morning. It is really short – and it’s a new beginning. See below – and please feel free to share your creativity too. The posts from last week are amazing!
I love you.
ps – here is a sign I saw on the balcony where I’m staying. Talk about a great reminder!!!
Here are the guidelines of #ForgivingFridays:
- Every day is Friday! Do a post today or anytime this week.
- Be creative – there’s LOTS of space for your expression! Write a poem, take a photo, post a quote, share your story … what opens your heart?
- Tag your post with #ForgivingFridays
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you.
- Have fun – you are awesome!!
Here’s my poem from my peace walk!:
Oh, as I walk,
walk and walk, there
is no end, to the
my mind, they
stop. As the Spirit
comes + says, “It is