I'm grateful to wake early and take extra time for myself this morning. A reoccurring theme that keeps popping up in my life lately is forgiveness. I have always thought of myself as a very forgiving person but lately I have been noticing that I am much more forgiving outwardly than I am towards myself. I'm very grateful to notice this so I can reflect and practice forgiving myself. There are little judgements we tend to hold against ourselves that if our friend had done the same thing we would have forgiven instantly. Why do we not treat ourselves as our friend? Or maybe you do! If so, I'm so glad to hear it! I have come a long way in this department but I'm grateful for the reminder every now and then. It usually shows up in reflections of other people or in my dreams as it did last night. So today I wake to the sun, I release my judgements of things I did in the past because today is a new day, and I laugh to release the endorphins to uplift this new day! Was it as quick as that for me this morning? No, I spent a couple hours processing and honestly releasing these things but it doesn't always take that long. I wanted to mention that because if you are wanting to forgive or release something it is up to you how long it takes. Some people can honestly just lay it down and others need processing time to sort it out first. Neither is better or worse. So is there anything you would like to release today? Is there anything you are wanting to forgive yourself for? Have you showed yourself compassion today and told yourself how loved you are? How about an affirmation today: I am a perfect being. I do my best every day and forgive myself for any perceived flaws. We are all perfect beings doing the best that we know how. Today I am love surrounded by a loving world. Did you say it? Were there any parts you struggled with? Yesterday during a meditation I struggled with the phrase "I am not guilty." Today I was able to release, forgive, and say it from the heart. I am not guilty. We are all doing our best with what we know in that moment. Now how will we choose to move forward? It is Monday, the beginning of a new week, why not start is off with a little laughter or dancing? Have a beautiful day! I'm so grateful for this community to share with and would love to hear back from you!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.