I had some words laid on my heart after my Life Coaching class last Wednesday but I was so tired I wasn’t able to write them. The class was about a powerful tool on forgiveness. That night was an amazing experience I’ll never forget. See the thing is, I’m not just going to class and learning techniques and tools to utilize with clients. I’m going in as a student of life with an open heart ready to learn my lessons. As a coach, I don’t feel comfortable asking people to do things that I’m not willing to do myself. One thing I love about this course is that I get to practice the tool as a coach but I also get to experience it as the client.
I never know what to expect when I show up to class so I always arrive open to the process with no expectation of what will unfold. In addition to the gratitude I often experience on my drive home, that night I felt liberated. I was able to move the murkiness that was stagnant inside of me for years. I thought I had cleaned that up and moved on ages ago! While I had done a lot of work, last week I got the final step of the process of healing. Even as the situation comes to mind now as I write, I’m no longer cultivating the toxicity levels that were measurable just days ago. There’s no anger, no bitterness, no resentment, no pain within me, no darkness, no hole. It was treated with a heavy duty dose of forgiveness. I’ll continue to ph test it and add generous amounts of love, compassion, and understanding until the environment stabilizes and no longer warrants monitoring.
The words laid on my heart during my drive home were-
May we be aware of our words, actions, and intentions; accepting responsibility for them at all times and mindful of how they impact others. May we be aware of the energy we bring into a space; aware that it’s the signature fragrance others will remember us by.
It came together perfectly the first time it ran across my head, this is the best attempt at recreating the words that danced in my heart. It’s almost like a prayer that I have for the world. If we could all check-in with ourselves to make sure that we are doing the best we can to be kind, compassionate, caring, thoughtful and that our actions, words, and responses are coming from a place of love; surely we can minimize the suffering and pain on our fellow man and increase the wonderful interactions they experience. Be it our family, friends, coworkers, or strangers, being mindful of our actions and the way they impact others causes us to check-in with ourselves to make sure that they are in alignment with our values reminding us to be kind, gentle and compassionate. If we could all take responsibility for not only our actions and words but the intentions behind them, we could do our part to sow positive things into the world and make it a better place one action, word, and response at a time.