Forgive. Give.

Forgive.  Shmergive.  Who needs it.

We all do.  

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And I have come to realize a few powerful little (life changing things) about forgiveness.

1.  We all could use a dose of it (because whether we know it or not, somewhere, somehow, buried in our past, there is something that we are holding onto (or perhaps more accurately, is holding on to us).

2.  If we feel even the slightest held back, restricted, or shut down, ultimately we are each confined by the walls we have built ourselves.  Forgiveness crumbles said walls.

3.  Forgiveness is the most powerful gift we can give ourselves.

So, dear ones… here’s a little ditty…. from one of my favorite artists and devotees on the planet — Perhaps it will help you make some sense of any anxiety, dichotomy, or discomfort you are feeling in yourself, with others, or the world)

Perhaps you’d like to read along… sometimes it goes a little deeper that way…

 

Sun coming up on the earth
Open up strong and we learn
Never done, never do we waver
Who is the one that we seek?
Who is the one within we?
I don't fear, I don't fear the answer

I know hope, it has wings
I can see a rest with the king
Let it shine, let it shine unbounded
Out of the mouth comes the water
Out of the earth came a daughter
All I hear, all I hear is to forgive... give
Forgive, forgive

Out of the hands of creator
I call out my heart day
Lead us in, lead us into patience
They drew the mist on the ceiling
Let it rain down for our healing
I know this, I know this is ancient

Well, I love you and I mean it!
Hey little child can you feel it?
Let it come, let it come full circle
Giving up on separation
Now it's time that we face it
All I hear, all I hear is to forgive... give
Forgive, forgive

Burn the sage and the cedar
Oh grandmother we need a -
A way home, a way home
With the swell of the river
Watch it come and carry us home

Burn the sage and the cedar
Oh grandmother we need a -
A way home, a way home
With the swell of the river
Watch it come and carry us home
Forgive

[Poetry Interlude: Luka Lesson]
Forgive everything that has ever happened
Life is everything we can imagine
Laid out in patterns of pain and passion
You cannot control it
So keep your compassion
There are no accidents
There are no factions
There is no us or them
Nothing to borrow or lend
No enemy or friend
And only forgiveness can make that happen
The only battle worth the fight
From the Rwandan genocide
To the Seven Sisters forgiving Orion for how he chases them across the skies every night
Forgiveness is for giving
So give yourself this gift from time to time
And let all of your mistakes
Become all of your greatest gifts
In disguise

Forgive. Forgive.  Give.  Forgive. Forgive. Forgive.  Forgive.  .... Give. 

That’s all, my dear Ones. The words of the day from my heart to yours.

Forgive. Give.

Om. Love. B

Britt B Steele

Britt B Steele, USA