“Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world” ~Brenda Peterson
In order to be strong enough to rise up I need to acknowledge where I haven’t been that strong (and in order to be gentle, I need to forgive myself.)
Today, I forgive myself for all the times I was physically intimate with people who were not willing (or able) to be emotionally intimate with me.
Today, I forgive myself for the times when I thought I could control the world and people around me as a way of avoiding taking control of my own life.
Today, I accept my humanity, acknowledge my divinity and embrace my gentle strength.