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., you could do a poem and photo like I did, or try a painting, a quote or two, or even singing a song to help you forgive today.
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is you are so beautiful.
Today, in this forgiving day, I wrote a poem for each of you. Actually, I compiled it from a series of poems I wrote up in Lake Arrowhead and one that I wrote last night.
The essence is that each one of us is born into this world with one purpose, to know ourselves more fully as love.
In the first handout of my coaching program, here is how I describe forgiveness:
You can envision forgiveness as a gift of your heart or as a blessing of loving. You don’t need to know how to receive this gift; just be willing to receive.
My friend’s birthday was today, and I went to Whole Foods to buy her a gift. When I was there, I saw the most beautiful baby. He kept smiling at me, and I knew I needed to take his photo. It’s like he was telling a story of love through his eyes, “See, Debbie, this is who you are. A beautiful, Beloved presence of love.”
I offer it to you, along with this poem, in the hopes that it reminds you that YOU are love. That in your heart of hearts, all is already forgiven.
(I also did a video with a simple morning practice to celebrate YOU – see the end of this post. 🙂 )
Thank you to the parents who allowed me to take his photo.
“In the arms of love”
It is in the
of the life you
seek, that in the
end you find it
following the foot,
steps, of the,
Beloved. That in
the middle, you
saw, in the [fill in your name]
that thawed in
the love of your
You. So hard, pushing, it,
Oh it, and it again-st.
+there is nothing to
I am there. Or wait (ha-ha),
HERE. It is
in this face, the eyes
S H Y
O W O U
Home. Be in
this unknown +
this holy +
sanctuary. It is
listening to you relax
the rest is
a laughter coming….
asked the simple
question, that all
want to know
it is simply, in
what time will
we stop + say
that the beginning
and in the middle
and the end,
you are the
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. shared a powerful and beautiful list of her heart-felt goals to live on purpose. She really lays out her heart’s calling. So courageous, Etta!
DeBorah of Roaming Urban Gypsy shared a beautiful photo collage on how she is taking care of herself by juicing and so much more….it’s an outpouring of loving for herself and quite inspirational. Go, DeB!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living wrote a poem illustrating how we can expand into who we truly are and transcend so much in this world. A place where forgiveness resides!
And there’s more! Pragalbha’s son Sanved Doshi (age 12) and nephew Ishan Shah (age 14) teamed up to give us a magnificent poem and painting to celebrate forgiveness. WOW are they talented – thank you!!
Andrea of Thriving Under Pressure has great news – her Tedx talk is out! In it, she gives great tips on how to thrive, such as letting go v. holding on and BREATHING. Way to go!
Elsie of Ramblings of a Writer gave us a creative poem called a Double Tetractys on the presence of peace. Check it out at her blog – you can join in her poem challenge!
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a one-liner on forgiveness called “Alone”. I was reminded how we are never alone and forgiveness can help us know a love greater than what is visible to the eyes. So soothing!
Miriam of The Shower of Blessings did two great posts: one shows Mount St. Helens before and after it erupted, and the second is a hopeful tanka poem on “Renew & Refresh – both illustrate the gorgeous force of life that wants to grow.
And in case you missed it from last week: 🙂
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!
And something I found inspiring:
Here is a video from NBC of volunteers who cuddle pre-mature babies in the hospital – imagine if we all did that for each other!
I have spent much of my life struggling to see the love inside of me. And I use forgiveness to help me receive the gift of my own beloved beauty. It is one of the guiding Lights of my life.
I’d like to end with a beautiful Rumi quote and photo nearby where I wrote this poem to remind us love is always with us, and we are never alone.
I love you.
***This post is my contribution for The Daily Post’s Story and Frank’s Challenge, Forces. Frank, I am learning ever more, day by day, that I am love – and love is the driving force to show it to me. This prompt really inspired me to take a creative leap – thank you!!***
Here’s the video with a simple morning practice to celebrate 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!!