Self Forgiveness ~ A poetic prayer

FORGIVENESS PRAYER

~ Adapted by me, from the original, by Jonita D’Souza

I forgive myself
for having made those mistakes.
Had I known better,
I would have chosen differently.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for having felt hurt when I didn’t feel loved and wanted.
They never promised me they would, so it was just my unmet expectations.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for believing them when they said I’m unworthy.
They didn’t see my light and spoke out of their own shadows.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for feeling scared and getting hurt when they acted out their anger.
I know now it was not about me – it was their own inability to cope with life.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for the suffering when I felt I didn’t belong.
It made me journey inwards and find my spirit, my true home.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for feeling let down.
They did what they believed was right – my hurt came from what I expected of them.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for having believed that my love is worthless.
My love is precious – but they were too hurt to open up to it.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for having learnt not to love myself.
I accepted it was right not to care about myself, but now I know who I am.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for accepting things that were directed against me.
They were just events that took place because the doers were not happy with their life.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for having given my power away and letting them decide for me.
I felt fear or didn’t know better, but now I’m ready to learn.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for having expressed hurtful judgements of myself, which made me judge others too.
I’ve finally tasted the sweetness of love over the bitterness of the (self) critique-poison.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
for believing I’m unable, I’m small, I don’t count.
I allow myself to acknowledge the truth that I have gifts and I’m worthy.
So I forgive myself.

I forgive myself
that it took me so long to learn to forgive, again.
But I was willing to learn, again.
So now I forgive and respect myself more and more, always.

With huge thanks and absolute credit – in every way, to the original author: http://jonitadsouza.com/a-prayer-for-forgiveness/

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