Our card for today, Thursday, July 23rd, is taken from the Angel Answers Oracle Cards – Forgiveness.
We have all been hurt by the people in our lives, whether friends, or family, or our significant other. What we need to remember is that everyone has off days where we are so busy, or we feel down, or we are angry about something, or any other scenario where we are not our true selves or we feel at odds with the world. When we have those kinds of days, then it is easy to take it out on the ones we love the most. With strangers, or at work, we tend to put our best foot forward, we wear a mask that hides how we are really feeling, but when we are with someone we love we let our guards down and our masks come off and we show how we really feel, and not always in a good way. If we are having an off day, then we tend to be short tempered with the people closest to us. We snap at them, we growl at them, we say unkind things to them, or we do things that if we were having a good day would never happen.
So if we think about how we feel when we are having a bad day, then it should make it easier for us to put ourselves in the shoes of those we love when they are having a bad day. By doing so, it helps us to understand that words said or deeds done in a moment of thoughtlessness, or anger, or any other emotion they or we ourselves are feeling that is not positive, will later be regretted. This should make it easy to forgive them because we know what it is to have an off day. It should also make it easier to forgive ourselves as well. However it doesn’t always work that way. Instead of using our empathy to understand what someone we love is going through on any given day, we often instead carry the pain of the words spoken, or the deed done, with us for a very long time. We find it hard to forget how those words or deeds made us feel, when we should be letting them slide off us like water off a duck’s back.
As Lightworkers and empaths, we feel we should be able to be in a good mood ALL of the time because we are “enlightened” beings, but it’s not possible to live in this reality and not let things get to us. We are still human after all. And it is that very humanness, along with our empathy, that should make it easier to forgive anyone who hurts us, whether knowingly or unknowingly. And it is our humanity and our empathy that we need to give ourselves when we have a bad day and take it out on those closest to us. Forgiving others, though hard, is often easier than forgiving ourselves, but sometimes we are the ones who need our forgiveness the most. So as we go about our days let’s try to keep in mind that everyone, including ourselves, is entitled to off or bad days, and therefore let’s be a little freer with our forgiveness instead of holding onto every hurt.
Remember, we don’t forgive others because they deserve it, we do it because we deserve it. Holding onto past wrongs only hurts us and that is why forgiveness is so important, and more so when it comes to forgiving ourselves. I know I can replay something I said or did to someone over and over and over again in my mind and every time I replay it, I berate myself for not being a better person. Often we are harder on ourselves than we are on other people. So we need to try to be a little more loving, not only to others, but most especially to ourselves. To be love also means to be forgiving, the two go hand in hand.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Angel Answers Oracle Cards, Forgiveness.