It’s a busy time of the year, but what are you busy doing?
Are you busy working? Planning? Cleaning? Cooking? Preparing for a big celebration? Making yourself more beautiful? OR, are you one of those lucky ones who are busy relaxing?
Me? I’m busy writing up numbers for the coming week and the coming year for you to read!
But, I’m also coming to an end of a cycle of nine years… You see, for me this year, 2013, has been under the direction of the number 9.
The 9 has brought me much love and gratitude – given and received. It’s brought me immense joy for life. But true to its nature, the 9 has also delivered on its mandate to polish up my ability to forgive and love without condition – yes, it’s a biggie! It has done this by bringing me a couple of tough experiences intended precisely to give my “forgiveness hormones” a good workout!
It’s been a very tough few months, but I’m happy to report that I woke up this morning feeling much lighter. No, I didn’t shed any excess body weight – I shed much more than that! My forgiveness hormones have been in overdrive, and this morning, I realised that for the very first time in many weeks, they are finally “at ease,” with me! I now feel ready to welcome in 2014, along with the new mandate attached to my birthday.
Like you, I know how hard it is to forgive…but I can tell you without a doubt, that forgiveness is more about the forgiver than the forgiven.
Are you having trouble forgiving another? Then start at the beginning, with yourself. What about you do you need to forgive? Not accomplishing something? Not being perfect? Not doing more? Not doing enough? Stepping into “overcare” for someone? Not being able to protect someone from a hurt? Not being SuperDad/SuperMum? Not living true to the person you were born to be?
Please know that we are here to experience ALL of Life – the good, the bad, the painful, the regrettable, the ugly and the beautiful! But we are here to do much more than that – we are here to experience it all, without judgement, and that’s tough!
Ask yourself…and then be willing to forgive yourself. For only when you forgive yourself can you truly forgive others. Only when you can be at peace with yourself can you be at peace with others. And only when we can do this will we know love, peace and joy in our world.
And if you think these are just nice words, you’re the one living in a fantasy, you’re the one living in “la la land.” So get out super fast! I know you deserve better, and you know it too, so start now. It’s time to LIVE your life!
Helpful reads: Check out books by Byron Katie.