I hope this post finds you well. Today’s prompt for Shine was remarkable for me, as I have achieved something I didn’t think would be possible yet.
Alana invited us to ‘try on’ the mantra “I forgive myself”. When I attempted this at first, I couldn’t even articulate it. However, when I did eventually say it, I found that I was following it with ‘for…’. It was an interesting experience, because I found myself speaking about certain aspects that I wouldn’t otherwise have acknowledged.
My first point of forgiveness was ‘I forgive myself for being scared’, which was followed by ‘I forgive myself for being angry.’ I’m not sure why they came out in that order, but I thought I would go with my gut instinct, and spoke them anyway.
I was fortunate enough to be able to discuss the prompt and my feelings around it with a friend, who gave an interesting perspective: ‘It’s almost as if saying it confirms it.’
I have to agree, because I have always believed that speaking feelings returns the power to us. When we don’t speak about them, they’ll sit there and lurk below the surface.
Living with that kind of stuff below the surface isn’t easy, so I am very pleased to have found a way through it.
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Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,