Welcome to day 7 of the 40 Day Spiritual Practice!
21 days – Science shows that it takes 21 days to break old habits and create new neuro-pathways.
40 days – The universe and spirit creates in 40 day increments, re-birth. (Solar Year)
This program is a 40 day program where you pick one new thing you would like to create in your life. You will be doing this one thing consistently for 40 days. If you miss one day, you must begin again at day one.
“The day a child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent,
the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult, the day he becomes an adult,
the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”
We often think of forgiving another person or circumstance. Maybe the person we need to forgive the most is ourselves. There was a time in my life when I was my worst critic, when I would judge myself and persecute myself. I would put myself in relationships and circumstances that weren’t in alignment with my truth. Deep down inside of me I had the belief that I wasn’t good enough and that I wasn’t worthy.
We are such good spirits that if we believe we will do harm or anti-survial deeds we will take ourselves out of the game of life. We induce our own karma onto ourselves. Karma is the law of moral causation. Often we think of doing harm to others, what about doing harm to ourselves? Do you talk lovingly to yourself or do you beat yourself up mentally? Do you nurture your body or thrash it with little sleep and toxins? Do you allow yourself to have loving relationships or torture yourself with dysfunction and chaos?
Limited beliefs are self-induced karma
According to Buddhism, karma is the result of our own past actions and our own present doings. We ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and misery. We create our own Heaven. We create our own Hell. We are the architects of our own fate.
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”
– Jesus, Luke 23:34
Our only work is to remember the truth. To remember is to ‘re-member’ and become one with everything and all. We are one with all, everyone, the entire universe. God, is omnipresent, omnipotent, all-knowing……. as are you! Part of our work of remembering who we are is forgiveness. Forgiveness frees us from our resentments, our guilt, our shame, our anger and all suffering.
“There is a hard law … When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive.”
– Alan Paton
I will never forget the day I forgave myself, I got me! It was like the entire universe was given to me that day. The day I forgave myself is the day I became my own best friend. I learned to love myself unconditionally and begin to become who I wanted to be. What we resists persists. Until we are able to fully accept ourselves how we are, we are unable to become who we want to be.
When we forgive we are freed up to be present and know the truth. Our only job is to know the TRUTH! You are Divine. You are God. The truth will set you free….
1. What do you need to forgive yourself for doing to yourself and others?
2. Who do you need to forgive?