If self-love and forgiveness ever got together, their baby would be freedom.
Seeing as Valentines Days is this week, I wanted to merge self-love with forgiveness.
As it turns out, your self-love (or lack of) can be a major block on your way to forgiveness.
In fact, I feel like most experiences in life can be linked back to self love.
But lets keep this post short and simple and skip to the bottom line, shall we? This is what I am calling a Spiritual Sweat Sprint:
When you don’t love yourself, you will find ways to punish yourself. You will come up with a million excuses why you can’t forgive because forgiveness is freedom. Forgiveness is peace and love. If deep down you don’t love yourself, freedom is not something you want to give yourself. Love is not something you feel like you deserve. As a result, you make forgiveness seem fearful and complicated so that you don’t do it.
I’m telling you this so you become aware of it and can move through it.
But I’m also reminding myself.
A lot of times, simply becoming aware of the block is enough to allow it to dissolve.
Ask your Inner Guide (the voice for love within you) to help you release negative feelings and unloving thoughts about yourself. Take these thoughts and use the method of inquiry described in this post to ask yourself if they are really true.
Repeat these ideas over and over all throughout the day and/or write them on post-it notes and stick them on your mirror for the rest of the month:
I deeply love myself and so I am willing to forgive.
I deserve the peace, love and freedom that comes with forgiveness.
Forgiveness will set me free. I want to be free.
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peace and possibilities,