Ignite Your Joy
a four-week journey to ignite your joy and light up your life
Now let’s talk about forgiveness. This topic in and of itself can be a four-week course yet we’ll take a look at forgiveness.
I feel forgiveness is an act of self-care. We forgive for ourselves, not for the other party.
The other party need not ever know about our act of forgiveness. By forgiving ourselves or others, it frees up more space for JOY in our lives.
Here is an article I wrote in 2016 about forgiveness and may it bless your heart with so much love.
Dear Beautiful One,
If there is forgiveness that needs to take place in your life, know that it is for your ultimate good and benefit. The other party need not even know about it.
Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself and it creates a healing in you, for you. It is releasing yourself from the heavy burden of lugging that experience another step forward.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean you are condoning the behavior or action, nor does it mean the other party matters more than you.
Forgiveness means you are no longer going to be carrying that burden of hurt from your past into your future for another day. You will give that hurt to God who will heal it; that you may leave it behind. You are strong enough with God’s help to leave that hurt behind. It belongs in your past, don’t allow the hurt from the past to ruin another day of your life. Leave it behind beautiful one. All you need to do is ask for God’s help.
A helpful exercise is to write a letter to the person (do NOT give or mail it to them.) Write this letter with as much pure rage, language, emotion, tears and hurt as you have inside: get it all down on paper. Let it all out.
Once that letter is written, safely shred or burn it and make sure you remove the remains from your home and release all the pain and hurt you have inside. It is gone, you are healed.
You are strong enough to heal it today. All you need do is ask for God’s help and believe His help is possible. And so it is, dear one. And so it is.
The Angels of Adoration have a beautiful message for you today. May this message warm your heart and increase your level of joy. I received this message this morning and am sharing it with so much love and adoration.
As you walk through the world, we remind you, we are here with you. We are here with you in the beauty of the trees, flowers and animals.
We send you loving signs to remind you of your preciousness and that we are here with you and for you.
You are OUR delight. You are OUR precious charge. There is nothing that is more important to us than you.
We leave you treasures such as memories, snippets of songs or words that speak to your soul. We leave you coins, feathers, and synchronicity for you to savor.
We wrap you in pure, unconditional love.
Amen, and so it is.
Love, Your Angels of Adoration
Are you ready for a little fun today? A little fun can certainly increase our level of joy. Even a few minutes of fun, of laughter, can change the course of our day.
My wish for you today is that fun and joy be your companion.
I'm enclosing a passage from my book "On a Path of Joy", Vol. Two, Day 11 to bless your heart.
"Here is your invitation today, beautiful one, to enjoy something that tickles your heart and brings childlike joy to you. I love to go to the park and swing. I used to be so self-conscious about it, wondering what others would think. Now, I delight in the feeling of creating so much JOY.
“Maybe my sense of freedom and wonder in the act will motivate another to go for it also. I have fond childhood memories of my Mom reading me “The Swing” from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “A Child’s Garden of Verses” and love to think about those words as I swing.
“What little thing can you do today to delight your heart and bring more FUN into your day? Here’s your permission slip to do just that, beautiful one. Here’s to you on a journey of healing love.
“Here’s an invitation for you to write down a list of future FUN possibilities. Nothing is too silly. Seek what delights your heart, precious one.
“Fun can bring about feelings of joy and be such a loving, healing curative for our soul. By raising your level of joy, your vibration, you automatically help raise others up around you. Bravo, dear one. And so it is."
*Please see this week’s workbook for a worksheet to list what delights your heart and some future fun possibilites!
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