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 – even if you’re struggling. e.g., try a poem, photo, or a story or inspiring quote, or a goal you have & how you can forgive to help you today (that’s what I did).
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is Endless Possibilities!
One of the most beautiful things about forgiveness is that it has so many uses.
A great one is to help you when you want to create something in your life.
For example, I have a heartfelt intention to speak at the United Nations and create an International Day of Forgiving. How cool would this be?
And I’m scared. What if I have no idea what I’m talking about? (There’s more, and that’s the bottom line.) It’s this endless doubt that I could let stop me.
My client listed a whole bunch of things that he wants to create. When he came into the session, I put up a banner that says “The Party’s Here!” It looks like a line that could be a “glass ceiling”, or a limit to what’s possible.
I wanted him to know that he can lift out of the world he sees and into the love his heart is calling him to express.
If I am doing that for him (if the world is a mirror), then I am doing it for me.
If I climbed up a mountain, I can speak on forgiveness. 🙂
It may feel like a mountain of its own, and that’s ok! Because that is where I can forgive.
I forgive myself for judging myself as incapable of speaking on forgiveness. I forgive myself for judging myself for thinking I’m not perfectly positioned for my future with what I’m doing right now. I forgive myself for judging myself as not enough. I pause and REALLY breathe that in.
The truth is: I am doing it. Each time I write a blog, do a video, see a client, I am standing in the preciousness of forgiveness. I love that part of me that gets scared and doubts. I am holding my own hand right now. Each time I do this, and take my next step, I strengthen in my own loving for myself. I learn the beauty of my own voice.
Funny thing is, I thought I wasn’t doing anything to take steps on this goal. What if everything I’m doing – the forgiveness, this blog, etc – are my training ground? What if the Universe heard me and is conspiring in my favor?
What I really want to share today is that each one of us can go for what we want, and be our own cheerleaders along the way. It is so natural to have fears come up — in fact, this is great! Because they show us our next opportunity to love ourselves and in the healing of forgiveness, we learn exactly what we need in order to take our next step.
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. asks a wonderful question, “What is my purpose here?” and offers gorgeous tips to open to limitless possibility in love. Thank you, Etta!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a beautiful photo collage on how she is taking care of herself….it’s an outpouring of loving for herself and quite inspirational. Go, DeB!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote a poem illustrating how we can honor the dignity inside of each one of us. An exquisite expression of “Namaste”. So courageous!
Kathy of K E Garland did incredible forgiveness and moved into gratitude in significant relationships in her life. What a courageous demonstration of self-love!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a one-liner on forgiveness. When I read it, I experienced the great freedom of the present moment. Very inspiring!
Lorelle of A Mindful Traveler wrote a beautiful travel blog on Singapore, where she connected with two bloggers in person for the first time…an excellent story to illustrate the power of love!
Ali of Flashlight Batteries contributed a blessed poem on trusting our hearts to guide our way as we bloom in our lives. Such courageous self-expression – thank you Ali!
Revived Writer gave us a magnificent poem on describing a feeling without naming the feeling. Check it out and guess what it is. (I picked loving acceptance) Love it!
And in case you missed it from last week: 🙂
Miriam of Out An’ About gave us a wonderful post on an evening of creativity and discovery in Melbourne. There was such connection and compassion, including a building with this question in lights: “What if you forgive someone today?” Outstanding!
And something I found inspiring:
A friend of mine sent me an article on a woman who climbed Mt. Everest. No one thought she could do it. She believed in herself (and I bet she did forgiveness 🙂 ).
As I open up to my next steps with the United Nations, I don’t know exactly what will happen. What I do know is this: When I state what’s in my heart to do, providence moves to meet me. And forgiveness is my friend that walks with me every step of the way to help me love and grow.
Each fear I have, each time I judge, it is all a profound gift of love calling my name.
I’d like to end with a poem I wrote this morning. I started it before writing this blog, and the end came when I finished. The road to self-expression is so up to its own natural rhythm, isn’t it? ❤
I love you.
***This post is my contribution for The Daily Post’s Out of this World and Frank’s Challenge, Hills. Frank, I am shouting from the hilltops my intention to share forgiveness, and to face each “mountain” as a gift to learn through forgiveness and taking my next step. Thank you!!***
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 is the poem I wrote this morning:
And in the void of
L-O-V-E calling your
name, it begins, it ends, it rolls
thunder. Oh, the sound.
I can’t. Hear. Oh, Beloved, is that true in the ear that
you can not see? Is that true in the
be-ing that you think you Are?
What comes, and oh Beloved
What comes (peace) in the beating
of your heart. It is your singing voice, so sweet as a drip of
dew indescribable in
in the describing – ah, now that
Is your gift unto the