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 whatever inspires YOU to forgive and choose love. Maybe it’s a photo or inspiring quote, or a poem, or you can share about something you’re struggling with and what you did about it like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is accepting myself as worthy.
This morning, I am aware of a part inside of me that doesn’t feel worthy. It’s funny, I’ve done so much work on myself, and yet this part still remains. I can forgive myself, I can forgive others, and yet here it is.
What I came to this morning is that what I resist, persists. And that all I need to do right now is to love this part of me as it is. Nothing to do, no where to go. (I used to try to run out the door and “do something” when this feeling of unworthiness came up – and this time, I just stayed where I was, and I breathed.)
One of the bloggers who contributed today mentioned how forgiveness is like an affirmation. I really love that! For me personally, each time I forgive, I am affirming myself that I am worthy of being forgiven. Period. It’s a little kiss inside that I give to myself to say, I choose to accept and love myself.
I have affirmations around my whole place, especially in my kitchen. Restricting food has been a thing I’ve used to punish myself in the past. No wonder I have positive messages everywhere! For example, I have a photo of when I was a child, to remind me to take care of myself. I also have an acceptance magnet & trinket from Japan with a spiritual blessing of health – right at my refrigerator!
Sometimes these messages feel temporary to me, like I’m waiting for the truth of my unworthiness to rear its ugly head. And more and more often, these messages are the truth as I know it.
This is such a big part of why I write this blog. Because for me, practicing forgiveness every day is helping me to see that I AM worthy of love, and even more than that, I am a loving being.
Today, right now, I’d like to do forgiveness. I forgive myself for forgetting that I am worthy of love. I forgive myself for judging myself for resisting unworthiness. I let all of this go, and I ask Spirit for help to see the goodness and know love. (If you don’t relate to Spirit, you could ask help from your heart, nature, peace, or simply the essence of love.)
I did a video a while back on how to forgive when you feel vulnerable, I just rewatched it…. I’m including it at the end in case it speaks to you! 🙂
I am grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are this week’s contributions:
Etta of Simply Etta D. gave us wonderful tips for gaining altitude and getting inspired to keep moving in the direction of our hearts based on her personal experience. Thank you Etta!
Stella of Giggles & Tales shared about her neighbor’s random act of kindness to the community – a shining example of how simple acts of kindness touches and opens someone else’s life.
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a beautiful photo collage of fall foliage in NY that can open our hearts to the presence of nature. A great help for coming to peace inside!
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom gave us a quadrille – plus a great photo of one of her dogs! – on how we are connected in love and caring when something unexpected happens. I learned a lot.
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed an ode to forgiveness and a wonderful photo that illustrates the freedom and great expansion of forgiveness. Beautiful.
Pragalbha of Infinite Living did a blog on the breath and how it nourishes us and helps us to connect with ourselves and expand into life. Thank you!
And a few blog posts I found inspiring 🙂 :
Cee of Cee’s Photography documented her powerful journey with Lyme’s disease and how the conditions of life are temporary. Reminded me of how forgiveness and loving are always with us!
Sommer of The Green Glasses wrote a poignant post of her ups and downs with her in vitro fertilization experience – her hopes, her let downs, her courage, and her sadness. What a self-honoring sharing. ❤
I’d like to end today with an affirmation:
I am accepting myself exactly as I am and having a direct experience of loving it all.
And a quote for your day:
“There is so much there for you once you open yourself to it and place yourself on this path of unfoldment. It’s magnificent. And it is all a manifestation of love.” –John-Roger
I love you.
Have an amazing week!
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?
- Include #ForgivingFridays in your tags
- Create a pingback link to this post so I can find you.
- Have fun – you are awesome!!
Here’s the video I did with great steps to forgive ❤ :