I forgive Me, because it heals my soul and frees my spirit; to soar to new heights & to dance, joyfully, always♥
A brand new awareness♥ well, perhaps an old awareness, with a story, of course.
I was out last evening at a party and we began talking about the holidays; Christmas in particular. What I know is that when we are close to a situation, the best consciousness that we can choose, is to look down from and upon what is transpiring; to see the whole of the conversation in order to give it some light.
"Christmas just isn't important to me."
I found this to be very sad. This particular person has, not a large, but a caring family. I also see that there is something 'missing.' This might be the link. I wanted to understand what was really being said.
I spoke about it to my husband and tried to relate it to my family.
I know that I am blessed with a very loving family. This includes cousins, aunts, uncles, great-beings, 2nd and even 3rd cousins. We are family. With this, and trying to understand, it finally hit me. The Link. the missing one.
For me, for my family, Christmas is about just that; Family. What it also means is Forgiveness. True, this was the reason, we have heard, that Jesus was born. But for me, this was a complete new awareness. I have not before related the two. Sounds silly or insane perhaps; that being that I was raised in a Catholic home. My grandmother was very religious. She was the definition of unconditional love and forgiveness.
I realized last evening that this is why Christmas is so special to me. And perhaps to my family, as a whole, without even being aware.
No matter what we have done, no matter how 'bad' we feel that we have been, no matter how unworthy we feel, we all get together, at Christmas to Celebrate. We Celebrate with laughter, music, food, gifts, conversations, and most importantly, forgiveness. To move forward, renewed, in relationship, kinship, understanding and love, for another year.
We screw up. We make mistakes. We make bad choices, lose our tempers, cry, say things that we don't mean to say, say things we do mean to say, but shouldn't, condemn, lie (even the little white ones), try not to judge, yet sometimes do. We all do. I do. We are all Human afterall, experiencing life the best that we can.
The person, in particular, that I was speaking with, I know, has a difficult time moving forward from what has been. It's a family that wants so desperately to move forward from the pain that exists only within them, but is just not sure how to. I would say that it's not that difficult at all. Just choose to do so. But I know, for many that it is challenging to let go.
When we are ready, in our own time, there can be a Healing. I am on this journey, learning to fully love who I am. The Journey may have been a long one, one that might have seemed impossible, but it was a choice and a commitment. Each day, I celebrate the steps and the lessons. So for me, I can choose to be more compassionate and understanding. I cannot take away their pain. I can only be me. I can only bring my awareness and spirit to the situation that may give them a renewed perspective.
Need I say, 'the Loving Allowance for all to be. In their own space and time.'
To be honest, each day, each hour, each moment, we are allowed to choose to change, to forgive, and to love, unconditional. For me, I will move forward with this awareness, with this consciousness. Forgiveness is the key that unlocks so many doors and allows us to breath, to feel weightless and to soar.
Let it Go... Don't Worry.... Be Happy♥