My favorite part of the practice today is the meditation and affirmation in the end. Gabby prompts us to see ourselves as a child, smiling. We breathe in the feeling, "I am innocent." We breathe out the feeling, "I am love." Seeing our younger selves, and remembering the innocence and love we deserved without having to produce, be any certain way- without having to earn it- is truly a breath of fresh air.
I saw myself in a little dress, standing at my aunt and uncle's wedding. My bangs were blunt cut, my smile so big, the dimples showed. Maybe it's because I have a picture of this time, standing in front of my parents with my big sister by my side, but this meditation reminded me of the joy we felt that day. We were swinging together on a large, wooden swing and we felt free, adored and surrounded by the love of the moment.
Isn't that the way we should feel every day?
Take the time today to "add up the miracle of forgiveness". Every time you feel self-attack, guilt or your ego acting up, repeat your affirmation, knowing that you are choosing love instead and that is a miracle. When we practice this kind of care and openness, we put our faith in the universe and become more receptive the the miracles and love all around us. The universe will rise up to support our faith in kind.
Affirmation: Today I commit to miraculous shifts. Forgiveness will be my guide."
If it's hard to forgive yourself or you carry around a lot of guilt, trust me, I have been there. I was raised Roman Catholic and you know what they say about Catholic guilt. Plus, I married a woman... so imagine. Start now, on this forgiveness journey and keep it with you every day. You deserve to be free of the useless guilt that holds you back. Trust me, I've been practicing this for years and my heart is so much lighter because of it. Still, it is a practice we all have to return to.
Love and miracles to you!