Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone! Yay!
This is a creative prompt for you to write a post on letting go and forgiving, or what happens when you do that. You can do your post ANY DAY this week!
It can be 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!
I had a dream last night that I was looking at a couple’s relationship from down near the ground. What I realized is that I was seeing my potential move with my partner through the eyes of a child.
I’ve been feeling pretty scared to move in with him. I have all these memories flooding in of my mom’s mental illness – how she would sit on the couch and do nothing, and how she would want so much from me. I took responsibility for her life and I remember feeling suffocated at times.
Today, I woke up with a different perspective. What if, this move was designed EXACTLY to bring up those old experiences for healing? I knew that I still had some judgments about my childhood, and feeling like I couldn’t get away. Now, because of this move – and the possibility of doing it with David – I get to look at it, air it in the open, and learn.
I was feeling a little stuck in the emotion of it, SO I decided to go walk the Santa Monica stairs to help observe and lift me into my loving. (Exercise is a great way to do that.) Here are before, during, and after photos:
As I walked the stairs, I was able to do forgiveness.
I forgive myself for judging myself for not knowing all the judgments inside about my mom.
I forgive myself for judging myself for feeling scared that living with David is going to be like living with my mom.
And I BREATHE …. I let go …. And I am so grateful for this coming up. It’s time to heal this.
The truth is, I am not responsible for my mom and her life. I am not responsible for David and his life. I have every right (in fact, it’s good self-care) to set boundaries and take care of myself. AND a biggie: I am safe to open my heart. I am loveable because I am.
This holiday weekend, David and I are going to look at apartments together. My inner commitment is to be fully present, ask for Spirit’s help, PLAY with David, and trust my inner guidance. And if I doubt or get scared, I am with myself 100% and lift into love.
I’d like to end with a photo from David and quote from a spiritual mystic poet Hafiz. They both remind me to open to the endless possibilities of forgiving and love.
I love 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 an incredible poem on what happens the day that we die – with an invitation to live every day fully. Etta, you are such a presence of love in this world.
Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a poem on the exquisite compassion of forgiveness to heal childhood memories. Includes an audio rendition!
Elsie of Ramblings of a Writer wrote an poem using the Abhanga form. It includes so many keys to forgiveness, such as acceptance, altitude, and awakening to inner Light.
Miriam of Out an’ About wrote an awe-inspiring post with tips for living life to the fullest — including doing our best AND taking a pause to rest. Her photo of resting is adorable!
Revived Writer shared how forgiveness helped her heal old memories of not speaking up at school. What an act of love – and writing poetry now illustrates her incredible growth!
Anita of Healing Words wrote a heart-warming poem on letting go of the past and opening to the blessings that come with change – and the divine inside of each one of us. So simple and powerful! J
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!