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One of the greatest gifts I gave myself was to let go of the blocks to Love in my relationship with my precious mother.
For much of my life held many grievances against her. I was angry and disappointed. It wasn’t until near the end of her life that I finally realized the real reason I felt so angry:
I was angry with myself because I’d been less than loving with her and I blamed her for that.
Really allowing myself to feel my feelings helped me to finally realize that it was my guilt feelings that were the root cause of my anger. Once I saw my own responsibility in choosing my thoughts and feelings, I forgave myself and all the upset fell away instantly never to return.
This is one of the reasons I feel compelled to share what I’m discovering. Spirit is SUCH a good teacher.
When I had that heart healing it changed everything else in my life. Truly – the healing spiraled out to shift my entire life and being. It was like I rebooted.
Realizing that we can have a life-changing reboot, that’s what I now am so blessed to share with others.
Being committed to my own healing wasn’t easy. It was difficult and required my great willingness and my great focus.
I finally let go of most of my grievances. I recognized my complaints were against myself, and not my Mom and I could do something about that. That turned me from a victim into someone in the power seat.
My experience with my Mom taught me the value and power of true forgiveness. It improved the quality of every moment of my life since then. Thanks for helping me, Mom!
Sometimes, Love is a decision.
We decide to Love and stop withholding.
We can get there through Self-Forgiveness.
Love is constant. It doesn’t come and go like affection or kindness, or willingness.
Our very nature is Love.
It’s our nature to be constant in loving and I know that we are returning to that awareness and that way of living and it is what I practice each day.
What I didn’t know when I was growing up is that one of the reasons why I had so many issues with my Mom was that she had so many issues with herself and with her own mother. Sadly, I had no compassion for that. I was in my own little world of victimhood.
I had no idea that I could choose Love and be that fulcrum point of Love in our family. I didn’t know that I could heal the generations.
My journey with my mother helped me to really KNOW the power of Love.
And forgiveness is a great act of Self-Love. It brings liberation from suffering.
There is nothing to be guilty for.
Being guilty is withholding Self-Love.
Forgiveness is the only way out of that pain.
Forgiveness liberates us from believing that withholding Love is a good idea.
Forgiveness is like water to a seed laying on the surface of a desert.
With water there is life. With Love there is life.
One person, one seed can become an oasis to many.
That’s what I feel happened for me – all because I decided to do the very forgiveness work that I now share. If I hadn’t done my own forgiveness work you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Don’t make anything more important. This is it! TRULY!
I became compelled to FORGIVE EVERYTHING when my Mom got a terminal cancer diagnosis.
My whole life has changed because of my practice of SELF-forgiveness.
I love what A Course in Miracles says:
“It is as sure that those who hold grievances will suffer guilt, as it is certain that those who forgive will find peace. 3 It is as sure that those who hold grievances will forget who they are, as it is certain that those who forgive will remember.”
~ Lesson 68, Love Holds No Grievances
I decided I was committed to remembering my TRUE identity and letting go of the false. That’s the best decision I ever made – and it still rings through my heart and mind today. I failed every day, but I stayed committed. When I failed, I started again.
My mom made her transition in 2008. I made this video in 2012 and I share it with you now with the intention that it might inspire you to a greater forgiveness. If you would like my support for forgiveness, please check out my free workshop How to Get Over It.
I am deeply grateful for my mother and our relationship.
She taught me so much that I value. She truly loved me. I am grateful that we came to a place of Peace in our hearts and to a holy relationship of unconditional Love that brought us both Joy.
It was a tremendous effort for me to let go of the ego’s grievances.
And it was absolutely worth every bit of it.
The best decision I ever made in my life was to truly LIVE A Course in Miracles.
No matter where you are in your relationship with your mother, (or anyone) even if they’ve passed on, you can still completely heal the relationship and experience a holy relationship. Truly, your willingness is all that’s required.
It’s your willingness to forgive yourself. Not them.
Forgive yourself for holding a grievance. Start there.
When we hold grievances, we lose our way in the world.
Fortunately, forgiveness is the way back.
There’s no greater gift that you can give to yourself, your family, and the world than to heal the grievances, of this I am certain. If you are truly willing, even a little bit, Spirit will make a way. The more willing we are, the faster and easier it is.
Ultimately we WILL choose to let the grievances go. That day WILL come, so why wait? Today is the day!
This is why every day I offer my shot of Spiritual Espresso. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Healing the Guilt. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!
I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in God and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are answering our call to BE the Love. YES!
TODAY: I’m speaking at Sundays With Spirit for Mother’s Day! All are welcome.
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