Friday, January 3, 2014

30 Days of Forgiveness - Day 2 - Making a List and Checking it Twice...

 

"Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe.”
--Jackson Kiddard

As you think about who to forgive this month, you may be overwhelmed with so many names you don't know where to start. Or, conversely, you may feel like you have no one to forgive, that there is nothing from the past you are holding onto. Whatever your first reaction to the question, Who do I need to forgive? you can use this quote as an aid in making your own "forgiveness list."

Is there anyone who annoys you? Angers you? Brings up feelings of fear or hatred or abandonment? Let your feelings be your guide as you move through this month.

Make a list of everyone who comes to mind and work through it one-by-one. Or wake up each morning and ask yourself (or your guides), Who shall I forgive today? and see what name pops into your mind. Choose one person who has really hurt you and work on them for a few days, or even all month. Or, forgive yourself this month for all the ways you have hurt others, and yourself.

However you work, that is how you should work. Don't spend a lot of time worrying about the who, just do what comes up in the moment you sit down to write. And that will be the perfect person to forgive today.

1 comment:

  1. Lara, this is a positive, peaceful way to be in harmony with the World around us, thank you

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