This is what I know to be true about Forgiveness:
Because we are WILLING to forgive ourselves, can we forgive another. Learning how to forgive ourselves begins by learning how to love ourselves.
We have to love our way to forgiveness.
Choosing to forgive ourself is choosing to accept our love, because only Love can forgive. Forgiveness is for you! It liberates you from the energy that is keeping you accountable for something that has happened.
What has happened, has happened! By choosing to forgive yourself for it, you are telling yourself you are ready to move on.
To create a new reality for yourself, where self-compassion and self-acceptance serve as the foundation for your new beginning.
You who want peace can find it only by complete forgiveness ~ A Course in Miracles
Why do we have a hard time forgiving ourselves?
Because we feel unworthy of our own love. When we feel unworthy to love ourself, we also feel unworthy of being forgiven.
A Course in Miracles states that forgiveness is a gift to yourself as it lifts the darkness and lets you look upon the world of light.
When you accept your Light you can no longer deny your Light!
By reclaiming your Light you have reclaimed Love as the ultimate truth of who you are!
In this video I share with you how you can begin to forgive yourself and why it is an ongoing daily practice in my life. If we are ever going to learn to love ourselves, we have to begin with forgiving ourselves! –> TWEET IT!
Here is a mantra to use when you catch yourself condemning your actions or behavior and need to practice the F word:
Forgiveness is a gift I give to myself now, because I deeply love and accept myself. I forgive you (insert your name) and I love you (insert your name).
Remember it is much much much easier to condemn yourself than it is forgive yourself. By choosing to forgive yourself, you are showing yourself your own strength!
Be patient. Be gentle. Be kind.