The Power of Forgiveness
Sunday, January 16, 2011
When I got sick I went through this period where I thinking about stuff. Most of it surrounded guilt. I blogged about it on my personal blog that I "restarted" topazdiva-expressions.bl
I am reading Marianne Williamson's "A Course in Weight Loss" In the first chapter she addresses tearing down the wall. The wall is encased with all these emotions that we hang on to and impact our weight or whatever addiction that a person has(my opinion) I had addressed all of the emotions except guilt (it was not listed) BUT for me Guilt was infused in every other emotional/situational brick that was erected in my life. So when this came up while I was sick I was blown away. I decided to redo the exercise. The second part is to ask God to tear down the bricks. Well while doing this I felt like He was telling me to give the bricks to Him. As I gave them to him they began to disappear. I was like OMG!! My part was to forgive myself for all the guilt that I carried and allow God to heal the pain. Talk about "feeling" lite.
My relationship to God is important to me although I am not always acting like it. I have tried to involve God in every other part of my life but NEVER in my weight loss. So I am bringing GOD in to every aspect of my life.(in a balanced way LOL)
There are 21 lessons in this book and initially I did not plan to share anything from the book. (another one of my bricks) but if I can share every other part of my journey why not this part as well.
1. If you are having the same struggle as me or have other areas where you have not forgiven yourself PLEASE do so!!!!! Unforgiveness will paralyze and destroy any progress that you are attempting to make in your life. And whatever it is that you do to sooth your pain will always have control over you. Take back your authority over your life!!!!
2. Find your power source. I am not one to push a certain path. If it is rooted and grounded in love it works for me. But I do believe that you need a power source.
3. Believe in yourself!
Have a great day FB family!