Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay! This is an opportunity for you to let go and forgive. You can do your post ANY DAY this week! Anything that inspires YOU to forgive and choose love – even if you’re struggling. e.g., write a poem, share a quote or video, do an act of kindness, forgive yourself or someone else. 🙂 I look forward to see what you do!
Today’s Forgiving Fridays is how to love my upset!
As I was driving in to work, I started crying. A part of me doesn’t want to move. I’ve moved so much in the past few years. I just want to rest, and to avoid feeling the uncertainty of where I’m moving (I don’t know yet!) and whether I’m moving in with David (my partner 🙂 ).
I did four simple steps this morning to help me forgive and be really good to myself – including walking the labyrinth! And I made a video out of them for today’s #ForgivingFridays.
I’m sharing this in the hopes that it may help you to forgive too. Friday is a great reminder that you can let go of whatever you’re upset about & be really good to yourself.
You’ll see 4 simple steps in the video:
Step 1: Take a pause
It sounds simple and can make a big difference. I am aware that I can push down my feelings and think there’s something wrong with them. When I took a pause today, I reminded myself to be ok with exactly where I am. Acceptance is a gift!
Step 2: Tune inside
Take a short, silent break to contact the love and wisdom inside. It may be a prayer, a meditation, or saying your affirmations (Right, Nikki? Nikki picks affirmation cards every day I think.)
I walked the labyrinth! When I move my body physically, somehow that helps me to tune inside and be present to my inner guidance.
As I walked, I said prayers for my move and my life.
Step 3: Forgive yourself – what else? 🙂
If you notice judgments coming up with whatever it is that’s upsetting to you, just forgive them. It’s a great way to accept where you are, release the upset and come back to your own loving.
It can be really easy! I use the phrase “I forgive myself for judging …. “ and enter what the judgment is. For example:
I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared about my move.
I forgive myself for judging myself for wanting all my ducks in a row.
& a biggie….
I forgive myself for judging myself for forgetting that home is inside of me.
Step 4: Have a reminder
Remind yourself that you are the love! That love is the way. I have love sunglasses ❤ . This way, if I get upset again later, I can put on my sunglasses to help me choose love and receive the nurturing of that.
So this is a reminder to love yourself today, to forgive on this #ForgivingFriday.
I also want you to know that as I walked the labyrinth, I sent a prayer to each of you.
I am SO SO grateful for all of you who contribute to Forgiving Fridays. I learn so much from you! Here are contributions from this week & some from last week too – they were magnificent:
Etta of Simply Etta D. gave us incredible keys on doing habits of Self-care. Plus, she writes about her own experience – with Belly Dancing! Go Etta!
Pragalbha of Infinite Living shared a poem on the courage it takes to let go of self-judgment and invites us into a deep experience of self-compassion and kindness. This is so important.
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a short poem called “Food of Love” – each word I read was like a drop of wisdom and peace. Forgiveness takes many forms!
Anita of Healing Words wrote a heart-warming post on losing her dog and how she helped herself by listing what makes her heart sing. So simple and powerful! Bless you, Anita. 🙂
Revived Writer contributed a gorgeous poem on love and the freedom of forgiveness to help us remember that we are all love. Her words radiate caring – thank you!
In case you missed it from last week:
Sgeoil contributed a gorgeous poem and photo on embracing the moment and living in joy. I felt the energy of joy come off the post!
Nikki of A Kinder Way illustrated the many benefits of Morning Pages, including clarity on how to handle a conversation and – you guessed it – doing Self-forgiveness. Such a creative technique!
Kathy of KE Garland started a new monthly blog post of consciously choosing to blog about someone or something great – positively on purpose. How cool is that?
I’d like to end with a quote from Buddha – to me, he’s saying that we can see through the eyes of love because we ARE love.
(Second Sedona photo is by David Sand, my partner.)
It’s really courageous to forgive. So however you do that today, acknowledge yourself for your courage and strength of heart. I do – I acknowledge myself and you!
I love you.
**This is my contribution to RagTag’s challenge Contact and Frank’s photo challenge, Row. Frank, I often want to have my ducks in a row. The truth is, the row is inside of me – it is love and guides me perfectly! Thank you for this amazing challenge. I love them!**
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!