Sunday, November 2, 2014
Forgiveness seems to be one of those ‘hot issues’ that seems easier to say than to do. So often others…OK…family member and friends have hurt us. And they have hurt us so frequently and deeply that we would rather be angry towards them, fight back, push them away, hurt them back, close off, keep away, and/or never have to speak to or interact with them ever again! Anyway, who in their right mind wants to open up to more hurt? Right?
‘Hurt and pain’ creates one of those ‘Internal Emotional Burning Balls’ that no matter what anti-acid tablets we take, or how much Aloe Vera juice we drink, a ferocious fire grows inside of us. So, often times, like when we are feeling abandoned and lonely we just come up to another human being and ROAR!!! Out comes our fire upon them like the mighty dragons that we have been taught to be…and we, yet again, have harmed another just as we have been harmed. You’d think with all this burning and fire someone would bring marshmallows!
Now this “fire burning inside” business has been around for a long time. Humans have been burning hot with love, passion, desire, fullness, quest for adventure, creative ideas or just having a menopause moment for a long time. Fanning our “soul-fire” is the creative act for many a life adventurer.
In fact, sitting around a bonfire seems to be something we love to do on these Samhain eves. Allowing ourselves to feel the heat of the flames permeate our body; listening to logs crackling; being lured by the mesmerizing flames; and most especially watching the red, blue, orange and gold embers gently warming our hearts along with our bodies.
This is the moment of forgiveness…when we are warm both inside and out… our creative fire burns bright with passion and our body feels warmed by the flame of the fire. All we need to do in this moment is to summon our Dragon Voice…and say, “I’m sorry. Can you ever forgive me?”