Fast Forward…Past Forgiveness…

Jane CarrollIt’s easier to trust the future when you forgive the past. ~Bertha

I have a whole list of…Berthaisms…which I plug into Random.org when I’m feeling a few ideas shy of a blog…this is what I got today…

My first response was…really…moi…surely that doesn’t apply to me…

But…Bertha…assured me that it most certainly did…as she brought to mind an incident from my past…one that I really haven’t forgiven myself for…even though it’s been quite a long time…

Okay…busted…I’ve excused it…I’ve understood it…but…I haven’t fully forgiven it…

And…she pointed out…that it is holding me back…from moving forward in life…in the way that I want to…

Ouch…

So…how do I…forgive…the past…so that I can…trust…the future…

For starters…Bertha…says to spend some time…really looking at the situation… remembering the details as best as I can…what were my feelings at the time…

Shame…guilt…disgust…

Then…she says to…start by forgiving the feelings…

Huh…shouldn’t I be forgiving the actions…

No…she said the actions would come later…that the feelings…were self-sabotaging…they were me…selling myself short…thinking the worst of myself…she said the actions are long gone…it’s the feelings which I keep holding on to…and that are holding me back…

So…it’s contemplation chair time…practicing the Forgiveness Prayer…for the shame…guilt…disgust…I have been carrying around like a spare tire…pulling it out when things were going really good…telling myself…that maybe I didn’t deserve it so good…and…pulling back…

The Forgiveness Prayer…Ho’oponopono…is simple…I love you…I’m sorry…please forgive me…thank you… said simply between…me…and…me…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaYou may wonder why I don’t just tell you what the situation was…and…that’s because…Bertha…says that…what you imagine it is…is probably what you need to forgive in your own life…she’s sneaky like that. Bertha and I would love to help you finally forgive those things in your past which are holding you back from the future of your dreams. Send us an email… janecarrollauthor@charter.net

 

Charged and Ready for the Storm…

Jane CarrollLast night…I went to bed…expecting a winter mix of freezing rain and sleet before morning…now…ice…in the south…frequently means…power outage…so…I prepared by making sure the laptop, cell phone, Kindle, and portable internet hotspot…were all charged…I also had a flashlight on the bedside table and a couple of extra blankets on the foot of the bed…

Now…thankfully…although I woke up to the wintery mix…it was more sleet than ice…so we kept power…but…being prepared…had given me peace of mind…and I’m sure I slept better knowing it was all done…

Bertha…was proud of my preparations…but she reminded me…that in life…I can’t always foresee the potential power failures…so…I need to stay prepared…making sure my spirit is fully charged at all times…

And…she says that…prayer…meditation…contemplation…appreciation… forgiveness…reading good books…singing fun songs…dancing in the moonlight…loving others…eating healthy…exercising…and just being a little playful…done daily…will keep me charged…and ready to go…

Oh…and she’s right…on the days I take the time to do even a few of those…I’m ready to face the storms…

Jane…

Coaching with Jane Carroll and BerthaNeed help facing the storms in your life? Jane Carroll Coaching with Bertha is here to help. Send us an email for an appointment. janecarrollauthor@charter.net