First of all, to forgive does not mean the wrongs against you havn’t happened. Let me be clear.
However, it takes grit to be mature enough, and loving enough to forgive. To be able to wish the ones who have hurt you well, is a true test of character and humanity.
You may feel that, while pondering the people who have wounded you, that the past is overwhelming. You may also feel it would be too hard to forgive. But, in the end, living a life filled with resentment can be more painful than the struggle of the suffering to begin with.
And how will you forgive? It starts by forgiving yourself first of any wrong doing on your part, and apologizing. Then the forgiveness comes because within a sincere apology is forgiveness.
By taping into your inner well of compassion, you will find that everyone is worthy of forgiveness. Don’t allow your past to dictate the present, nor let it dictate your future. Have the courage to swim ahead and leave the past behind.
You are strong enough.
“I embrace my one true path.”- Joanna
Solar Question posed by Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional.
Photo of the Eight of Water by Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot.