Through my years of teaching and speaking I have consistently run into the greatest amount of confusion, resistance, and fear around forgiveness. The defenses immediately arise - “They’re the asshole you know, not me!” “Why do I have to do it and not them?” I’ve even heard this … “Why do I have to be the bigger person?” Forgiveness, when misunderstood, becomes the very thing we imagine as against us instead of for us.
The world tells us that Joy is fleeting – that it’s dependent upon good things happening in the world, and that all good things come to an end.
What if you had a completely different experience of JOY? What if you knew what few know … that JOY is independent of circumstance, it is your rightful nature, and that you have the right to feel it, enJOY it, and let it lead you into greater and greater freedom, peace, and prosperity?
NAME AND CLAIM YOUR FEELINGS.
When I was a kid it was pretty much unacceptable to have “bad” feelings. Feeling jealous, angry, afraid … these were feelings that were clearly frowned upon. I am one of those kids who actually was told, “Stop your crying or I’ll give you something to really cry about.” INSANE!! Seriously??? … Do you think I was crying for the FUN of it? I was having feelings!!! But, those feelings were making my parents, or whoever was the adult in charge, feel bad about themselves, so I was commanded to stop immediately.