Often times I find I hold myself to a higher criteria and a higher expectation than I would expect of anyone else. And there are times I fall short of this expectation. To my community I apologize for not having done some of the things I have promised. I have not yet figured out and fixed why the photo does not appear with my blog when posted to Facebook, nor how to best post audio meditations for the Full Moon celebrations. On top of this, amid returning from out of town I forgot to even hold the space of the Full Moon last night. I dropped the ball. I apologize. Inside of that space is where I find my gratitude today. I'm grateful to release the judgements I hold on myself. I'm grateful to acknowledge that I am human and I make mistakes. I'm grateful that the wonderful people I surround myself with do not hold me to an expectation of perfection that I could not possibly meet. I'm grateful for forgiveness from others and from myself. I'm grateful to open my heart to the Full Moon and ask for help and guidance. I'm grateful to turn and face my fears and challenges. Energy is still high from the Full Moon and our intentions are always supported. My intention is to keep my promises but know that any short-comings are a reflection of my being human and not of my personal identity. I strive to try my best and to be aware of what my word represents. What promises have you made that you have yet to follow through? How do you tie your identity to the actions you take in life? What is your identity in your eyes and can it be lived up to in reality? I'm grateful to feel my perfectly imperfect nature. I'm grateful to let judgement wash away. And I'm grateful to focus on what can be done next, not what was left undone before. May your day be blessed with forgiveness, love, and joy. May all your old pain and judgements wash away and your identity be reborn
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.