The Wisdom of Princess Leia… (or why drinking poison is a bad idea)!
Updated: May 19, 2014
My Wondrous Sparkle Being,
Hope you’re enjoying the change of season and finally taking a deep breath now that Mars retrograde is over and your inner racehorse (or unicorn with glitter horn) is finally charging out the gate! So many possibilities lie ahead, and success is so close you can taste it. All systems are finally go, so it would behoove us all to ensure that we’re not carrying any unwanted baggage for the ride.
Yes, I know the tedious topic of resentment is here again, but as Forgiveness is one of the themes of this week’s energetic forecast, as is integrity and asking for help, it’s worth it to have a look.
It is so important these days for us to gather together with like-minded people to share ideas and commit to growth and positive change. Like I said last week: when you know your lane with your authenticity being your fuel, your path may narrow; and what you have to offer may not be for everyone, but you will attract the tribe you’re meant to hang with, with much more ease and honesty.
You can’t connect with others and harbor resentments at the same time. You can feel when others hold a lot of negativity in their field and sense the barrier it creates. You know what I’m talking about right? It’s that cloud of energetic dust drama some people carry with them that can make most empaths and healers dizzy with anxiety.
I love the quote from actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) who says in true Star Wars fashion, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
Not a good idea!
Forgiveness is about cleaning out the poison you drank since the other person is carrying on with their lives while you remain in pain, although it may piss you off immensely. You need to let it go lest you simmer too long in the poisonous soup and find yourself isolated in some alien landscape of disappointment and despair.
Resentment prevents connection, community, and intimacy with others, and it reverberates in all areas of your life. No one suffers but you, even if you have every reason to your anger, and even if you were truly a victim of someone else’s heartless behavior. Remember, after the fact, you are the only one drinking the poison.
I saw someone I had felt wounded by recently and experienced the forgiveness first hand and how light and freeing it felt now that I was no longer looking through a distorted lens of poisoned eyes. The energy was so different and peaceful.
This week we owe it to ourselves to set ourselves free from this burden, to lighten our load, to move towards our dream, to spit out the poison. When we do, we become more authentic, more honest, more powerful, and like magic, the right help comes as it always will when we make this kind of inner shift. The web sings in harmony.
I actually dropped five pounds in a week after releasing a long-standing resentment against an ex-beau that I didn’t even realize I still held, until I sat down and did an inventory.
My questions for you this week are:
- Do you have any unfinished business with others who have harmed you, and if so, what is the cost of maintaining the old story?
- What kind of freedom have you felt once you’ve experienced forgiveness at other times?
- What would it be like to release your resentment?
- Can you clean this up?
- Do you need to make amends to others or to yourself?
- How will you do this?
Love to hear from you!
Hope you liked the video, as my darling little Sebastian made his first appearance – my little soul mate who faithfully follows me everywhere!
It’s hard to imagine this unmerited gift of such love and devotion that I am so blessed to receive from him daily.
So since WE are a tribe, I thought y’all should meet him.
I am sending you barrels of sparkly love from me,
PS—I am sorry this week we don’t have an episode of Adventures of the Motorcycle Mystic, but stay tuned for next week for more!