Dear Ready-for-Lightness Girl,
Almost nothing feels worse than carrying one around. They have a bitter taste and bring a stinging pain.
It’s a heavy load that no one else can see, but it clings to us and demands to be carried….until we finally decide to put it down and walk on, leaving it behind.
But leaving behind a grudge means forgiveness, and forgiveness is often resisted because it is misunderstood. Often we don’t forgive because we feel like whatever or whoever we are forgiving does not ‘deserve’ our forgiveness.
Beautiful soul, it is not about the who or the what. It is about YOU and YOUR soul and how your back aches and your soul aches from carrying that yuckiness around with you everywhere.
In no way does forgiveness ever mean that a wrong thing is okay. It means you are no longer giving it the power to hurt you.
Forgiveness requires a bit of grieving and accepting the loss of what we may have hoped could be but wasn’t, and isn’t, and maybe can never be. Forgiveness lets us create a proper, dignified burial of the hope that we had in some sort of tidy resolution, a clean ending that will never come, and lets us finally say goodbye to it.
Today is a great day to bravely let it go. Say goodbye to it and let it go.
It’s going to feel soooo good.
You are so very very very loved.