I Forgive my Former Self for Her Mistakes
An excerpt from my recent Elephant Journal publication, December 23rd, 2019. To read more visit: https://www.elephantjournal.com/…/i-forgive-my-former-self…/
Yes, she needed those barriers.
She needed to protect herself.
She needed to guard her heart.
And I thank her for that bravery and courage. I thank her for doing what was best at that time. I appreciate her for who she was. I honour her strength and resilience.
However, she no longer needs to fight this fight anymore. It is time to lay down those swords.
It is time to realise that her fragile heart is now safe, for she no longer requires walls in order to stand in her power. She can allow them to crumble and step forth as the woman she has grown to become:
The Survivor, the Wounded Healer, the Heartful Warrior, the Phoenix risen from the ashes.
Yes, she is powerful, for she embodies her truth. She recognises her worth and she knows what she deserves. She does not rely on anyone else to tell her, validate her, or teach her.
They cannot comprehend her journey, like she does. They might never truly appreciate what she has overcome.
But she knows. She sees herself.
Her greatest teacher, parent, mentor, and lover—they are within.