DAILY SPIRITUAL NUGGETS: 31 Days of Empowerment – Day 29 “The Power to Forgive Yourself”
Meditative Thought: My spiritual teachers have taught me that, “The only person to forgive is myself.” This spiritual practice is to bring our hurt and resentment back to self so that we may truly deal with the issue. When we project our feelings and disappointment on to someone else, we give them the power. When we choose to first forgive ourselves for believing someone’s perception or allowing a situation to trigger unwanted feelings, we begin to take back the power that we have given away. There is another key point to forgiveness: As I see the person that I have an issue with, I see myself; I am looking at a mirror. We are the same, cut from the same spirit cloth. The work is about the forgiveness of others as you forgive yourself. When I forgive someone, I am forgiving myself. When we choose not to forgive, we choose not to grow. When we forgive, we love. All forgiveness starts with self, and therein lies the power.
Today’s Spiritual Assignment: Today, write a letter of forgiveness to yourself. Whatever it is that you are holding on to, it’s time to forgive and let go. Read the letter to yourself while standing in front of the mirror. Look into your eyes and see yourself truly forgiving your self. Do it as many times as need until you feel the release of the un-forgiveness that you are hanging on to.
Affirmation: Just for this moment…just for this breath, I forgive; therefore I am forgiven. I love; therefore I can love. And so it is. Amen
Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
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