Saturday, September 19, 2009

Blessings and Forgiveness

This has been such an incredible period of time. I have not posted much in the last month or so because life is moving at such an incredible speed and so much is happening I can’t keep up with myself! Some very, very challenging events have happened to dear friends, there was that family wedding last weekend, we have seen precious friends we haven’t seen in years, one son is moving to Uruguay, one son is closing his business and on and on. This is not the half of it. So you can see, we have been otherwise engaged.

So, I pulled out my old Bible Study Bible the other night as there was a passage in there that I particularly love and I couldn’t find it in my other Bible. I am not a religious person by any means but I am deeply spiritual and I enjoy and am inspired by wisdom from all the world’s religions. Still, the Bible is what I grew up with and I am most familiar with it, so I often return to it during times of stress and overwhelm.

That is a long introduction into what I want to share with you today. A piece of paper flew out of my Bible Study Bible and on it was a quote I had used about twenty years ago when working with someone who had betrayed me. A friend of mine gave this to me and she told me to say it over and over until I believed it. And guess what, it worked!

So I am sharing this lovely statement with you in case any of you need it. Here it is:

“I have absolute faith that the spirit of God within me gives me the power to forgive those who have brought me suffering past and present.”

A small post it note was on this sheet of paper and it read: It’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it”. I’m sorry to say there is no source quoted for either of these but the depth of their meaning is what I wanted to share with you today. For those of you to whom this post particularly speaks, I send you warm loving hugs from the angels above.

And I send many blessings to each of you today and all days. “All will be well, and all will be well and all manner of things shall be well.” (Julian of Norwich)


  1. Diantha, this indeed spoke to me. I truly need to copy this quote (I will) and say it daily. There are a few past hurts I wish to release myself from.

    Have a blessed weekend and I'll be praying for you and those you love. (:

  2. I'm so glad it spoke to you, Tabitha. As your posts always speak to me. I thank you for your prayers and send them to you and yours as well. xo

  3. There's a local poet by me (Tracy Cameron) and there's a section of one of her poems that has always stuck with me. She's speaking of the's not what I will fill in you, it's what you carry full for me.

  4. You have my love and prayers, Diantha. I am sorry to hear so much has transpired to cause discomfort. I am happy to read, however, that you have found some comfort in your Bible, and insights that will serve you well. I do love the Julian of Norwich quote. It always works for me. So potent....Hugs!

  5. Hi Diantha,
    A great post.
    I have started a weekly series of affirmart cards of affirmations from other inspiring blogs and, as I was looking through my followers blogs to read ,your blog spoke to me to open it. I got 2 important messages over here.thank you for them.You can see them at my blog.

  6. Laura Rose, what a beautiful quote! Thank you for sharing that with us! It is so true.

    Jan, thank you. I too love J of N. quote. It is VERY potent!

    Sema, I'll be right over to check out your blog! You are so creative! Well done!

  7. Those quotes were so great! Really what I needed to hear right now. Thanks! :O)

  8. It's always amazing how, when life gets busy and stresses come into our lives, the answers just fall out in front of us, if we but only stop to look. When we keep on the treadmill of life without slowing or stopping, life gets a bit bogged down and hard to handle. I lose sight of clarity. My mindfully slowing down, stopping to look around and see, the answers just fall into place. Your Angels and spirit guides were showing you the way and God blew his answers out to you. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P.

  9. Nina, you couldn't be more right! --"God blew his answers out to you." Beautiful and TRUE! You know, when we are open and trusting like a child, miracles happen. This reminds me of something that happened to me years ago that I'll share in a future post. meanwhile, thank you for your profound comment. xo

  10. Sounds like life has been full and busy for you! I love how these quotes fell out just when you needed them - isn't it wonderful when that happens?! I hope you are doing well!! Love, Silke

  11. Magnificent quotes! If ever there was an angel, you'd be it! No matter what you write about, there is a beautiful glow! Thank you for being the gift that you are!

  12. Silke, that is when I know I am on the path! The angels just seem to "grease the skids" when I am aligned!

    SuZen, Wow. What a lovely compliment. Thank you so much. Oddly enough, I was just asked to be on a radio show about angels and could I say no! I'll keep you posted.....

  13. I've been absent a lot lately, as well. Just checking in with you to say Hi. I'm glad to hear your life has been so full. Those are lovely quotes and inspire peace in me.
    Much love to you,

  14. Carolynn, it is always wonderful to have you visit here. I'm glad you found a bit of peace here. I know it is something you welcome right now. Much love back to you, dear friend.

  15. Thanks so much. I really need to try to forgive someone right now who has done their best to absolutely destroy my life, my marriage, and my happiness. I don't know if I can, but it is what I needed to hear right now.


  16. Blessings, forgiveness and Angels a perfect combination. Thank you Diantha for your wise words and blessings.
    I have been working on forgiveness for some time now, especially forgiving myself.
    It is enormously liberating.

    I found the source for this quote on the web:

    "It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it."
    — L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)


  17. Daharja, I am so sorry that you are dealing with such major issues. Forgiveness is one of those things that takes practice. "Fake it til you make it" has been my experience with it. Especially with these major things. Just keep saying this over and over with that person in mind and one day, you will find that you have forgiven the person. That doesn't mean you accept what they did, just that you have put down the burden of carrying negative feelings that harm YOU. May you be blessed as you find forgiveness in your heart....xo

    Peg....How wonderful of you to have found the source! Thank you! And yes, self forgiveness is major. I am always the last one to forgive myself. Thanks for pointing out the need to pass that forgiveness on to ourselves. xo

  18. Thanks for sharing the events and quotes. You are showing up as best you can time and time again, and I'm smiling at the sincere effort.

  19. It is so nice that you have something comforting to go to when times are tough. The two quotes you shared are incredible. Blessings to you...

  20. Joy, yes, I have many resources now to turn to. There is so much wisdom out there! I love those quotes too and I hope they will be useful for everyone who has read this post....blessings to you as well!

  21. Hi Cheryl! Well, I am a bit AWOL aren't I! we've been in Chicago celebrating birthdays, going to a football game, taking grandkids to see pirates and dinosaurs at the museum, and saying bon voyage to our son and his wife moving to Uruguay. Busy crazy time. I'm hoping to be more present now that we are finally home again! Thanks for checking in! how ARE you? xo

  22. I am enjoying reading many of your entries.
    Oh yes, my bible and study bible that are close to 50 years old - underlined and tear stained - always speak to me at the perfect time.
    Blessings sent to you.

  23. And blessings to you...One Woman. It does seem that inspiration comes at just the right moment from just the right place. We are so lucky to have our Bibles to comfort us. May you always have a safe, comfortable, and rewarding journey!


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