Now that you have forgiven those that have hurt you 😉
It is critical that you forgive yourself.
That is a much harder task
It is usually easier to forgive others than it is to allow yourself to feel that same forgiveness
It has to do with trust
You have to forgive yourself for betraying your trust.
When you feel you cannot trust your own guidance
for it has led you down dark and twisty paths
Forgiveness will shine a new light on those areas of shame and regret.
Forgive yourself for poor choices,
they were made out of ignorance,
If you knew better, and did it anyway, forgiveness does not come easily
For your mind overrode the whisper of your soul,
and you betrayed your best intentions,
and feel you cannot be trusted
with your own well-being.
Open your heart and dare to feel that hurt
and then set it free!
You would never withhold forgiveness from a child,
even if that child had endangered itself after being warned.
You would not continue to say “I told you so”
You would not punish incessantly
You would never remind it daily of its transgressions
You would not lock it up, denying it the joy and freedom of life
Most importantly, you would not withhold your love!
Love yourself enough to forgive yourself,
Love yourself like you would that child
knowing that you know better now.
It is okay to move with caution,
little baby steps, to earn back your trust
but give yourself that gift
It will change your life.