It’s Forgiving Fridays! Today’s topic is Trusting in My Inner Guidance – One Week Before I Move!

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!

**This is my contribution to Frank’s photo challenge, Backyard and Sue Vincent’s Thursday challenge. Frank, my inner guidance is my backyard.  Thank you both!**

I got into an argument with David the other night, right before he left for the Swiss Alps.  It was over something “small” yet it felt big.  And when I woke up in the morning, I got clearly inside that this was not about being fair.

It was about being loving.

As I went on my morning run, I opened my heart to why he may have reacted the way he did – what his mindset could have been.  And I deeply listened to my own reasons and perspective, and simply made it ok.  When we said goodbye, it was full of love.

This brings up a HUGE point – that forgiveness is not about tipping the scales, it’s about me letting go of the “rules” that I have and opening my heart.  When I do this, my inner wisdom guides me so directly into loving action!

I’m supposed to be out of my apartment in a week.  I still don’t have a place to go, and I find myself crying a lot and doubting my inner guidance to give notice.  Here’s another opportunity for me to let go of what I “think” should be happening.

I don’t know exactly why I gave notice, except that it was in my heart to do.  I do know that I have learned SO much in this move – from being more loving in my partnership with David, to healing tremendous issues with my mom from when I was a little girl, and more.

Today, I once again do forgiveness.  I forgive myself for judging myself for doubting my inner guidance.  I forgive myself for judging myself for staying in the pain instead of the possibility.

I am so grateful for having a place to live today.  I trust in my inner guidance, because that is my home.

Funny, I was looking to finding the “perfect” apartment to validate my inner knowing.  That is so not necessary.  Really, the key for me is that I trusted in what my heart told me to do, and I’ve learned so much in the process.  I am so proud of myself.

I’m not sure what the end result will be.  What I do know is that I am awesome, and I open to receive the many gifts that the Universe has for me.  I trust myself and am grateful for today.

 

I love you.

Love, Debbie

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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 and sharing on the death of her great aunt (so sorry Etta) and on how we can turn tragedy into embracing the gift and blessings of life.  Etta, you are such a presence of love in this world.

DeB of Roaming Urban Gypsy gave us a collage of photos from her trip to Coney Island that illustrates her experience of joy and freedom being by the water. Welcome back, DeB!

Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking contributed a short prose on the incredible compassion of forgiveness to embrace our doubts and concerns. Plus a poem on the coming of Fall!

Revived Writer contributed a heartfelt poem on how she rose above her fears about this school semester – she was present with herself in honesty and love. Beautiful!

Ali of Flashlight Batteries gave us a mystical poem on the clarity that comes with healing and letting go of old memories – revealing a future filled with Light. I was so touched!

Pragalbha of Infinite Living contributed a poem and encouragement to slow down our mind, be in the spaces between thoughts, and open to what truly calls us.  Includes a gorgeous graphic!

Karen of Blue Sky Days 365 wrote a powerful poem on how forgiveness can help us heal all wounds, let go of the past (no matter how far back), and open our hearts. Truly exquisite!

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!

Nikki of A Kinder Way gave us an incredible post on how we can embrace who we are and to let our LIGHT SHINE.  Includes such courage and authentic expression!

 

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!

 

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54 thoughts on “It’s Forgiving Fridays! Today’s topic is Trusting in My Inner Guidance – One Week Before I Move!

    1. Thank you, Karen. The key for me is to love it all, and the rest is icing on the cake. 🙂 Being gentle is good too!

      Aren’t the posts this week wonderful? Yes, I love Etta’s poem – and her blog is inspirational.
      Blessings to you Karen. Debbie

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    1. Lacey, thank you for praying for me! That really touches my heart. And I’m holding you in my prayers as well, I know your due date is coming up soon. Be really gentle with yourself. ❤ So glad you're here and that we found each other on wp! Love and Light, Debbie

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    1. Oh Nikki thank you! I knew you would appreciate that desk calendar quote for Friday. So perfect. ❤

      I added your blog post to this week's line up – it is incredible, Nikki. Thank you for linking to #ForgivingFridays, your encouragement and wisdom to be who we are is perfect for this week! You are wonderful, and I love you.

      Blessings to you – and to Vivi and Steve too.
      Debbie

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  1. So sweet Debbie. I love how you take care of yourself, are patient and open to learn what is available to you in your experiences. Give yourself a gold star from me! Loving you.

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    1. Anne, this is great! When I was a little girl, I used to get different colored stars from my teacher, and I LOVED them. I’m giving myself a god / gold star right now. And I’m aware of J-R saying, Let go and Let God.
      Off to Jack Espey’s memorial today. What a lovely opportunity to celebrate his joy. I’ll place you in the Light. Anne, I love you!
      Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much, Andrea! I am touched by this, and your affirming my worthiness to receive. That is so important! Blessings to you in all ways, Andrea. I think you’re amazing, and you know that I love your blog (and now YouTube videos ❤ ) Have a beautiful start to your week.
      Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Etta, for your love and Light – and for your encouragement to trust my Self. That is so so self-honoring and a commitment that I have to my growth. ❤

      I love you Etta. Your posts are so uplifting and full of wisdom. Thank you for expressing your gifts of the heart. If I have one encouragement, it's to keep going knowing that the love and Light of Spirit lifts you every step of the way. Blessings!!!
      Debbie

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  2. Debbie,
    Trust your heart, ask and be willing to receive. You will find your way. Keep your eyes on love.
    Thanks for sharing your journey openly. Every time you forgive yourself here it reminds me to do the same.
    Have a most beautiful weekend.
    Ali

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    1. Ali, I love your suggestions – each one is a gift from Spirit. Reading them helped me reconnect with my inner wisdom, thank you.

      So glad that the self-forgiveness practice I do assists you to do the same. How beautiful and uplifting!

      Lots of love and Light to you, Ali. You truly are an uplifting presence on my blog.
      Blessings,
      Debbie

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  3. Absolutely love your post, love your process, your willingness – to let go, and to keep going. You truly and deeply live the journey of life dear Debbie and how amazing that you share it all with us. Wish you the most wonderful unfoldings ahead!

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    1. Oh Pragalbha, I’m so glad! Letting go and keeping going are such keys to forgive. 🙂 And, acceptance of myself no matter what — that is one of my deepest intentions and prayers for us all.

      Blessings to you Pragalbha. So grateful for you and your contributions for #ForgivingFridays. They are uplifting and full of love.
      Debbie

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    1. Amy, that’s the part that touched me too! I was surprised that I had this expectation running inside of me. ❤ Writing this down really helped me to open to the blessings in this move.

      I found a beautiful home…. or it found me. Bless you, Amy. Thanks for your comments.
      Debbie

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  4. It’s been almost a week since you’ve posted this Debbie and I hope that in that time you’ve embraced this forgiveness you talk about here. Change is always hard especially when it’s tinged with doubt and uncertainty. But continue to believe in yourself because you ARE awesome and the Universe has a way of directing us to exactly where we need to be. All my warmest wishes, hugs and love to you on your move xx 💕

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