As we are approaching the end of the year, I am bringing back one of my favorite healing practices, forgiveness.
Too many times, I have witnessed a misalignment in the practice of forgiveness. Too many times, I have heard people making excuses for someone else’s behavior that was hurtful, believing that was the way to forgive.
Forgiveness has to be transformative. Let’s focus on the practice of self-forgiveness. The first step is to authentically assess a situation, explore the damage done so that healing can happen. The conversation with myself cannot be apologetic. The intent is to be responsible, not from a place of guilt, but from a place of neutral compassion. I need to communicate with myself what is, no more, no less. Only when I take complete responsibility, without any stories, does my heart open. If guilt is still in the equation, then ego is still in the equation. That means I still need to let go of more of who I think I am.
It takes courage to forgive ourselves; it takes courage to dissolve any attachments we may have to ideas about ourselves. Let’s drop deeper into our heart and do this practice together.
Happy Holidays everyone and “see you” in the New Year!
With much love,