Happy New Year & Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to let go and forgive & 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 poem, or a story or inspiring quote, or you can share a photo collage (with forgiveness!) like I did.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is the Exquisite Beauty of Life.
Forgiveness has some amazing qualities. One of the most mystical (or “How come I can’t figure that out?”) is that it touches in our insides and finds the hurt.
I mean, let’s pause with that for a minute. Imagine you were a little kid, and you scraped your knee. You’re crying, and this Forgiveness person walks over to you, magically touches it, and you are soothed with new life. Wow, that is a true gift of love.
A number of contributors today wrote about “rebirth”. It got me thinking about how forgiveness helps us let go of the hurt, heal the past, and come fully, exquisitely present to newness of right now.
I woke up yesterday and wrote this about forgiveness:
“It’s the blessing of life. It in itself in every walk, is exotic. Forgiveness helps us to create a safe space inside to live life in the now.” -from my journal
What if we truly lived each moment as a rebirth, forgiving each judgment best we can, and opening to what is right here in front of us?
I took a walk of discovery, to see through the eyes of love. I learned so much through what I photographed. I was and am fascinated by how we let go and the ways this is demonstrated in nature and connection.
I’d like to share my photos with you, as a creative contribution for Forgiving Fridays. See how they move you. I wrote my own notes below & did forgiveness. This is a new form of forgiveness for me – through the creativity of photography.
Lizeth is a sweet amazing colleague at my work. She was feeling down, and I asked her if she’d take a photo for Forgiving Fridays. Afterward, she told me that she felt so much better. Isn’t that just like forgiveness? 🙂
I forgive myself for judging myself for all the times I avoid connection with others.
I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared to reach out and express my love.
And I forgive myself for judging myself for avoiding connection with myself, for not reaching out and expressing my love.
Leaves are supposed to have the entire Universe in them. I believe that to be true of each of us.
I forgive myself for judging myself for wanting to avoid the beauty of life.
And I forgive myself for judging myself for those times I forget that the beauty of life is within me. ❤
I found a flow in full bloom with dead leaves alongside it. Isn’t it true that we are a compilation of the old and the new? And that it is ALL beauty?
I forgive myself for judging myself as bad because I still hold judgments inside of me.
I forgive myself for forgetting that these judgments are anything less than beauty.
I was struck by the light. How amazing is it that we can turn on a switch and the room is lit with light so that we can see? What if forgiveness does this inside of us? What if forgiveness helps us live every moment as a miracle? ❤
I sometimes feel really sad and dark inside. And that is so ok – it is not all of who I am. It is safe for me to live life fully in the present moment. I am love.
And finally…. Photo 5 & 6!
Here I am, starting my journey. I didn’t realize what was in store for me. I simply knew that I was willing to walk the path.
I witnessed exquisite beauty every step of the way.
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 a transformational post on taking stock of our dreams and which ones we want to move on… with an invitation to listen to that inner voice of JOY. Bless you, Etta! ❤
Monique of Her Light Stays Light gave us an amazing post about her and her kids’ story of homelessness and the courage and gratitude that she walks with each day. A first-time contributer – welcome!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote two exquisite poems: the first on how we can love and accept all of who we are…. and hold ourselves in a space of joy & a second on accepting what we need to let go of in order to give birth to new life. So touched!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed an incredible poem and beach photo on the possibilities that exist right now and forgiving what we did prior today. Such compassion and encouragement!
Maniparna of Scattered Thoughts gave us a wonderful photo collage of the rebirth of Spring after a dark winter. So hopeful and bright flowers too!
Gabrielle of Bone & Silver is on a 7-day adventure with an Eco Village community and is sharing her learnings each day. What if we truly collaborate and communicate with each other? Gabrielle, many blessings!
And in case you missed it from last week: 🙂
Kathy of K E Garland gave us an exquisite post on the exquisiteness of self-love and invites us to answer, “How do we love ourselves?” And she’s highlighting responses. Check out her series (beautiful).
Revived Writer gave us a wonderful rondelet on letting go of old thought patterns and creating space for love.
Lady Nimue of Prats Corner was inspired to write a poem on letting go of an old relationship and opening to the healing love of forgiveness. Welcome!
I’d like to end with a magnificent quote that reminds me of the sacredness of life and this exquisite walk of loving, forgiveness, letting go and being present in the now.
Everywhere you go is sacred ground, every person you touch to is a sacred person, and each consciousness is to be respected. All the hurts, the heartaches, and the sorrows can be turned over to the Master within and dissolved in the Light of your own wisdom and joy.
I love you.
***This post is my contribution for The Daily Post’s Tour Guide and Frank’s Challenge, Exotic. Frank I discovered the exotic in forgiveness – it is the exquisite beauty of touching to ourselves in love and fully being present in the now. This is transformative – thank you for believing in me.***
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!!