Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Forgiveness

Today on Lugnasadh, I want to talk about forgiveness. Everyone needs forgiveness, but forgiveness isn't really for the one that is being forgiven. It is for the one forgiving. It is one of the hardest things to learn to do, but one that will free you from the chains that hold you down the most. You forgive, not because what the other person did to you was ok, but because the anger you hold in your heart for that person will be released when you forgive them. When you have no anger, then you know true freedom. Don't get me wrong, forgiveness is not about letting people walk all over top of you. You can forgive, but that doesn't mean you have to let them do it again. You can forgive and hold someone at a distance or even cut them out of your life completely. Forgiveness is more of an internal, self freeing thing. It's choosing not to harbor ill feelings towards someone anymore. I think it takes a great deal of inner strength that not everyone possesses to forgive. It is easier to be angry than to forgive. Part of Lughnasadh is taking the time to reflect on the past year and to make new beginnings! Today, think about whether or not you have any anger that you need to let go of and any forgiving you need to do. Look inside yourself and find that strength. If you are having trouble, ask the Goddess to help you along the way. You will be able to get closer to her wisdom if you take these baby steps to restore your soul.

 Happy Lughnasadh and Blessed be! )O(



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