The other day I was with some friends and one of them gave the other a business card from their mutual acquaintance. The card was beautiful and when my friends said as much, a petulant voice within me protested, “What about my cards?! They’re pretty too!!”
It’s stupid, right? The idea that I’m diminished in any way when someone gives a woman I’ve never met a compliment is ridiculous. And over something as insignificant as business cards of all things!
In light of the tragedy yesterday I was reflecting on what, if anything, to post and the Hoʻoponopono mantra came to mind. That was instantly followed by a visceral WRONG. It's too soon to forgive. Which brought me to this post on the topic of forgiveness which I wrote on my personal blog several weeks ago. So I'm re-posting it here with an intention of blessings, healing, and light to everyone touched by the devastating events yesterday.
So here goes- Forgiveness. It’s one of the main teachings in every religion and a central tenet of all the woo woo stuff as well (Abraham-Hicks, Course in Miracles, I Am the Word, etc). Forgive everyone everything. When you don’t forgive it’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Sound familiar? I totally get it and 100% believe that our growth is limited by the degree to which we wish others harm. How could it not be? And yet...
by April b.
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