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 letting go of an old feeling like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is New Years thanks and letting go of not feeling loveable!
First, I want to thank you for participating with me this year in Forgiving Fridays. What an amazing year it’s been, right?!! I am grateful to know you and to read your WONDERFUL posts and comments about what forgiveness is for you. ❤
This week, I’ve been looking at an old way of seeing myself — as unloveable. I remember one night this week, I didn’t think I could make it with the depth of sadness inside. I felt almost empty, because I could not see the love of who I am.
Each day this week, I came present with myself and forgave myself for judging. For those of you new to my blog, I do something called “Self-forgiveness” — it’s letting myself off the hook for my judgments. Boy is it freeing!
Here’s an example: I forgive myself for judging myself as unloveable in any way. ❤
With all the Self-forgiveness I’ve done, I still have that feeling inside, it’s like a heaviness and a fear of not truly being ok.
Right here and now on this blog, I am affirming my goodness. I am receiving in the grace of my own forgiveness. I may have missed that this year — that one of the keys of forgiveness is to receive in our own loving.
I feel like this blog is a little rambling, and that’s ok. I’m learning how to see myself in an entirely new way, and that may be a little messy sometimes. How cool is that?!!
The key that I am aware of is to show up every day with an intention to communicate love with myself and others. To keep on forgiving. And to affirm the truth about myself: I am the presence of love (as are we all).
Here’s a photo I took this morning right before I did this blog – it’s on my new pillow I got during my retreat, and I’m saying, “I LOVE MYSELF!!” I’m also including a few photos from the retreat — it was a beautiful space in nature and a profound opportunity to look deeply inside and experience the love of my Soul.
I also did a video this morning to share my gratitude for you & give some tips on self-forgiveness when we’re feeling unlovable:
To wrap up, I looked back at the very first Forgiving Fridays blog I wrote, and there was a picture I took of a sign that said “LOVE” everywhere, again and again!
My wish for all of us for the New Year is that we love ourselves like this. As one of my favorite poets Rumi says, “Don’t you know yet? It is your Light that lights the worlds.”
I am SO SO 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 THREE wonderful posts – great tips to help us stop chasing and start living; a second contribution to wish us all fulfillment; and a third post on the value of gratitude to bring light in our darkest hours. Bless you, Etta! ❤
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a photo collage of whimsical trinkets in a coffee shop in NY to remind us of the little ways we can bring humor and nurturing into our lives.
Elsie of Ramblings of a Writer shared a beautiful post on her path of healing and the importance of accepting and loving ourselves. Thank you, Elsie!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living gave us two great posts – an exquisite poem on the courage and faith it takes to open up and share who we truly are & another one on truly receiving the gift of learning in the ebbs and flows of life.
Revived Writer shared a beautiful poem on the freedom and peace that comes with forgiveness – and the Light of new life if we choose it!
Robin of Words for Life wrote a gorgeous poem on how finding our truth inside sets us free. A first-time contributor!
Ali of Flashlight Batteries gave us a profound poem on looking through the eyes of love in the midst of uncertainty, and how forgiveness helps us to see into the miraculous!
And in case you missed it from my last blog: 🙂
Xenia of Whippet Wisdom shared an inspiring service project that matches inmates with retired greyhounds and wrote an exquisite haibun on second chances. So positive, including photos of her dogs, Elvor and Pearl.
I love you.
Have an amazing New Year celebration! ❤
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!!