When I was growing up I remember hearing my mother say I needed to “forgive” when someone hurt me, physically or emotionally. I repeated this with my own kids when they were young. Granted these things are important and help us get past whatever it was that happened and feel (somewhat) like we had a new start in the relationship.
I was never taught to “forgive myself” as a child. Over the years as I have learned about life from a spiritual understanding “forgiving ourselves” is so VERY important.
Most likely we have each done something we regretted, sometimes immediately. Was it always easy to forget about some of those times or has it traveled with you through the years. You know one of those annoying memories that you still feel embarrassed about. Or maybe it was an opportunity you didn’t take that may have changed your life in good ways that years later you still regret.
As you mature you may look back to a time in your childhood to how your reaction might have been inappropriate at that time. Even though you can now “see” you need to let it go you can’t quite seem to get it cleared out.
Remember your emotions in these moments come from “where you are (were)” in life at that moment. Your today wisdom may have a clearer understanding however that little person then did not have your today’s wisdom. Maybe that little person could benefit from you helping them forgive themselves.
While you are in the forgiving mode, make a list of things you have done that still pop into your awareness you would like to let go and begin forgiving yourself for each of them.
- Forgive yourself for being impatient with your family when you were tired.
- Forgive yourself for giving up on a goal you had, then decide if that goal still has a place in your life.
- Forgive yourself for being distracted when you really did want to be there for a friend or family.
- Forgive yourself for not being perfect (remember you are human and no human is perfect)
- Forgive yourself ____________ (you fill in the blank.
As you forgive yourself you will begin to feel different, usually around your heart chakra, and then you will see little shifts in the way you see and feel about your life. You will begin to transform yourself, just like the butterfly, into something more beautiful than you ever imagined.
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Pet safety is a daily concern and one we can never let our guard down when it comes to our fur-kids (dogs and cats). In this book on pet safety you will learn ways to add layers of security at home and things to consider when you travels. Ideas on dealing with rescue animals and their special needs to help them be safe as they adjust to life with you. How to help therapy dogs in training and experienced to be at their best while working with humans that are dealing with many things in their own lives.
Pictured in this book are some of my clients dogs that range from rescue dogs, therapy dogs, companion dogs, mixed breeds, and show dogs. Each come with special personalities and fill our hearts with love. Keeping them safe from puppy hood to their elder years by using some of the suggestions in my book.
I know my dogs balance my life and I can’t imagine life without at least one dog. Teaching my dogs to be good travelers is important to me as they go wherever my suitcase goes and the book suggest things that may help you have a better traveler.
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As we look around at people in our neighborhood, where we work, family, friends, ourselves, even the movie stars and sports figures on TV we see people that have different “stuff”. Some have expensive cars and homes, others take expensive vacations, wear the most stylish clothes, wonderful careers great relationships. Others have older cars that are always in need of repairs, modest homes, many struggle to make their paychecks stretch until the next paycheck comes in, challenging relationships or seem to always be looking for something that is just out of their reach they feel will make them happy. Some are happy no matter what they have dealt with in life and others are never happy no matter how great their lives look to others.
No matter how different each of their lives are they all have at least one thing in common and that is “their words.” No matter what physical things we have or don’t have we all have our words, which are the foundation of so much in life.
Your words can either build someone up or tear them down in a split second. Words can be a lifeline for someone going through a difficult time in their lives or suffering from depression. They can be what gives them hope to carry on with their lives or to push themselves just a little further to achieve that long awaited goal they have had.
What do your words mean to your animals? Their understanding may be slightly different than a humans understanding however your words have a great impact on your animals. Animals use your words to get “part of your message” and they use your emotions and pictures in your mind to put the whole message together. Humans also use your emotions to interpret your full message. Words can be laced with sarcasm, anger, love, compassion and everything in between.
What if you and all of those around you didn’t have the homes, jobs, clothes, education, or all the other stuff we tend to identify ourselves with? What would you have, who would you be?
Your words are a reflection of YOU, of who you are. What you believe will be revealed in the words you use when you speak to others. YOU create your life through your words and your words reflect your beliefs. Do your words reflect the part of you that you want others (human and animals) to see? Only you can control what comes out of your mouth so use your words carefully so they can support the person you desire to be on this life’s journey.
For some time I have wanted to start a blog for my clients and others that visit my website. Time slips by quickly and before you know it a month has passed, and if you don’t keep a close eye on that times it turns into a year (or more). August 2016 is the month for the blog to start!
I will be adding another post within a few days as I complete my blog set-up. So check back in as I have an announcement that will be first posted on this blog. At that time you will be given the link to sign up for a special drawing.
I would like to know what you would like to see on my blog. Contact Trish