An Invitation to Compassion and Forgiveness... a message from the Guides
I had planned on writing up a draft of my next blog post on Shadows, as a follow up to the last one . It seems, however, that I wasn't the only one with some things to say. The following is a message channelled for myself as well as anyone who happens to be reading. Yes, that means you!
"Dear Ones, it is our great pleasure to be able to communicate with you on a day such as today. And we are grateful for the growing interest in elevating vibrations, in opening hearts. We recognize that sometimes it is a struggle- or it can be a struggle- to open one's mind to the possibilities that one might not have considered before. And so, with this we give you our gratitude for your willingness to listen to these words- for your willingness to consider them.
There are many dear souls carrying such heavy burdens around the idea of doing things "right." And we want to first say that we ask you to take a deep breath, feel the air that fills your lungs. Feel the life-giving breath blessing your body with oxygen. And with this inhalation, simply think of the word "GRATITUDE." And as you exhale, we ask that you let go of any tension in your body- specifically around the shoulders, the chest, the jaw, and the hips. Feel a golden light fill these places- the jaw, the shoulders, the chest, the hips- and let this golden light energy lighten and rejuvenate. Feel yourself grounded, and yet lighter.
Dear ones, this urgency that you feel to cast away all that is "dark" or rather all that you view as "dark" and "negative" within yourself, this urgent need to strive for perfection, this is so unnecessary. Perfection, sweet ones, is an illusion. You as you are, are perfect, complete, and whole. It might feel surprising to hear us say that there is nothing in you which needs fixing. These so-called "flaws," which you seek to eradicate, these are simply tools in your tool belt or stepping stones on your path to opening yourself up to who you really are. Opening yourself up to accepting yourself as you really are, and in turn, accepting others for who they are. This compassion and acceptance, dear ones, that is the light that is needed, that is the light you are searching for to shine in the darkness. These shadows that you run from or wish to beat down, they really are your allies. They are an invitation to compassion and forgiveness.
And we wish to speak for a moment on forgiveness. It has been said before that forgiveness is not the condoning of a particular behaviour or event. And it is okay to feel upset, hurt, betrayed, angry even, it is human to feel these things. Forgiveness is not the condoning of what has triggered these feelings. It is rather a doorway to freedom because hanging onto these emotions and feelings, dear ones, this will only ensure the festering of the wound.
(Edited by Laura to add: the following is another brief "meditation." Reading through it once before trying might be useful).
We invite you now to close your eyes and feel your feet connected to the floor. If you are sitting, feel your seat connected to the chair you are sitting on. Breathe in deeply through your nose and exhale remembering again the golden light in your jaw, shoulders, chest, and hips. Focus now on your Heart. Visualize a radiant green light filling that space. There may be spots which feel tender and somewhat resistant to this green light, and that's okay. Breathe in compassion, and allow this green light to inspire any amount of forgiveness you might be able to send to yourself at this moment, as well as to any others. Breathe a little deeper and really let the green light swell and fill your whole chest cavity. And when you feel ready, you can open your eyes.
Dear ones, we thank you for allowing us the opportunity to communicate. And in closing we wish to remind you, once more, that you truly are whole and complete as you are. We send Love and Light your way. Thank you."