Hi all, 

How was your weekend? Well, I hope. Myself and Mia rode our bicycles all over town, and I mean, ALL OVER. We also attended the family home to celebrate all the July/August birthday folks. It's always refreshing to be in the company of family.

All of this goodness only to open the week with a dispirited prospective member who has had the exact opposite experience with her family. She spoke of the lack of compassion, respect and emotional support within her tribe, even as far as abusive language that is trickling down to her younger siblings. This gentle woman and mother of a little girl, opened up to us as if we'd known each other for years, at times whimpering. It broke my heart.

Enter, the art of forgiveness. 

When someone has hurt us, consciously or unconsciously, one of the most difficult realities to face is the necessary step of forgiveness. Sometimes it seems easier to cut ties as opposed to extend yourself, and in some cases, it's best. However, forgiveness is still necessary.

And lets make one thing clear, forgiveness isn't about those who've inflicted harm, it's about you. You may feel as though forgiving is condoning bad behavior, but it is actually the path to your own freedom. After all, we are women, the most resilient creatures on earth, not victims. We deserve to be happy and unburdened. 

Once we open our eyes, digest and accept what has transpired, we can begin to process our emotions and detach from our old story. Allow yourself time and be kind to yourself during the process. Say what you need to say, or ask for what you need in order to heal. This can either be face to face, or by way of articulating through journaling. Over a period, you may even begin to see a different perspective, for most of the time, how you are being treated has little to do with you, and everything to do with the other person's journey.

I am beautifully made.
I attract peace into my life.
I practice genuine forgiveness.
I am worthy of love, for I am from love.

Dedicated to Your Success,
Sasja
Mindset Coach, Strong 4 Pole


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