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Your reflections are always so clarifying for me ☺️Forgiveness is something I think about a lot. It’s a feeling of neutrality around a person or situation for me. Like a real feeling of neutrality - not me wrestling my anger enough so it’s quiet enough for me to be around them. Often times to get there I need space away from the person or situation. Like months or even years.
For a couple of my toxic family members who are always looking for forgiveness… I think they’re really looking for my allowance or permission for them to continue their bullshit. They don’t really care about how I feel in it. I love the discussion about forgiveness bc it looks so different for everyone! Muah!
Always love love love these episodes. Can you please share the link to the PT person/videos you mention that they have available online? Needing to wrap our head around how to train for this trip we committed to in the autumn.
For your chickens! Check out the podcast Ologies episode on “Chickenology” - here’s the link for Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1XWZLBrpOokNhh8dqRERio?si=ZlnT9-ihTG28EkvzXihTfg
What a joy to listen to! Thank you for this gift for all subscribers. I will be heading to my journal with these prompts myself over the weekend.
WOW! I have so missed Rose Thorn Bud monthly reflections (though being part of the Honest Conversation Club has just been the best) so what a wonderful treat to get this as a reader this month. Thanks so much for Julia & your sharing and thank you for offering the List Magic Making (a bit of creative reordering of these words) session!!!!!!!! I CANNOT WAIT
I stumbled upon a Hawaiian prayer of forgiveness a few years ago and have found using it as a journaling concept incredibly healing. Often I start because I’m trying to find peace about a situation with someone and discover I’m actually holding onto a lot of resentment towards myself- about my own reaction, coping mechanisms etc.
There are likely other resources better describing its background but here’s a simple explainer:
Thanks for sharing this conversation, Nicole! Re: forgiveness, you and Julia might love this podcast episode: http://www.blissandgrit.com/blog/forgiveness
It's from the podcast "Bliss and Grit," which has been one of my favorites this past year. Very nuanced & articulate down-to-earth conversations, they explore the embodied spiritual path.
I had a quote on my wall for the past two years (maybe a Marianne Williamson quote??) which read " 'Judgement is the withholding of forgiveness of those in pain.' [You are afraid to love that which you judge]" so that's where my mind went when you mentioned forgiveness. For me it's an internal shift that happens in Right Timing, not an outward choice that can be forced. <3