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 tanka like one of this week’s contributors), or you can do a video like I did. Whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose peace.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is 7 Days of Forgiveness.
Next Thursday is the International Day of Peace. I have a dream that each of us open to the peace inside of our hearts. Forgiveness is such a great way to do this.
Here is what I know. When I am upset about something, the origin of the issue is inside of me. Underneath the upset is hurt. When I apply loving to the hurt, I begin to heal.
SO here is my inspiration. What if we take the next 7 days, choose something we’re upset about, and do a simple process of forgiveness? I love it!
St. Francis has a great quote, “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”
Let’s open to forgive and allow that sunbeam to touch the places inside that hurt.
Here’s a video with what you can do! You’ll see 4 simple keys to help you 🙂 :
And here’s a photo for Frank’s photo challenge Dark – plus a photo of a painting I did on the gorgeousness of love. Frank, forgiveness dispels so many shadows:
I am so excited. If you’d like additional tips on forgiveness, the biggest thing I can say is to be willing and to keep asking questions to help you know your truth.
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 shared a group of photos on crescendo that reminds me how much music can help us expand into forgiveness and self-love.
Etta of Simply Etta D. highlighted really powerful ways to be positive in the unknowing and to be authentic and real with ourselves and what’s going on.
Miriam of The Shower of Blessings shared her experience with chemo and how to live in a deep level of acceptance. A first time contributor!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote an exquisite poem on coming to terms with the anger inside in such a self-honoring and compassionate way (I cried when I read it).
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom gave us a really cool tanka on the path from dusk to dawn and how expansive our steps can be. Plus gorgeous photos of her dogs, Elvor and Pearl!
Stella of Giggles & Tales had memories of her dad come forward and shared such a beautiful blog on how people supported her with their love and compassion.
And in case you missed it:
Ulli of Urban Liaisons created a thought provoking piece on how to let go and even to forgive in this world today – building bridges of peace. A first time contributor!
I’ll end today with a poem I wrote this morning when I woke up. It’s called “In the Now”. See below.
I love us all so much.
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 the poem I wrote this morning:
“In the Now”
What, oh silence, do
you roar, is it love? I can
NOT SEE. Please, oh,
can you lay out a
BRICK. A+. That’s
always got, + now here I
- An adult. Where
is that +? Ah, Beloved,
it is not the plus that
YOU seek, it is the
essence of love, what
otherwise it is the A,
+ that is a journey
to no where.
That is it, slow down,
breathe, put your
hand on your plus,
+ say, honey pie,
let me tell you something,
Ah it is attention
that you want. It is
now, in this moment,
that I love you.