conscious wellbeing for ourselves & our world
FORGIVENESS and SELF LOVE are not meant to be exclusive.
Forgiveness is just letting it go. But self care - self love - must also accompany forgiveness in order to find the relief you seek from hurt, anger, fear and suffering. You may need to forgive yourself and walk away from toxic people who harm you in order to experience lasting peace and wellbeing, the ultimate gifts of letting go.
You cannot experience true forgiveness (lasting forgiveness) while giving up your personal power, aka your Truth (which includes your right to safety and wellbeing). You must find your own way to honor both.
Cultivating forgiveness for those who may harm you must first include honoring your right to personal safety and wellbeing, and developing a strong inner authority. More on that next month.
More on protecting the child within & developing a strong and healthy Inner Authority
in next month's blog: Pt. II - Forgiveness and Maintaining Personal Boundaries