There is an extraordinary gift of lightness and clarity that comes from clearing the energy of broken promises. I want you to have this powerful experience and witness the emotional strength and peace that come with it.
Are there any promises that you have made to others or to yourself that you have not kept?
Have you made your list? Good! Wonderful!
This list is not for you to start thinking about how many promises you have not kept and start judging yourself. The purpose of this list is to create the opportunity to go and clear your broken promises, one at a time.
Mark Twain said it so well in “What Is Man?”:
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Going through your list and assessing, completing and finding ways to keep your promises to yourself and others will create a magnificent sense of inner well being.
You will feel instantly clearer with every promise you honor, because you will have YOUR OWN APPROVAL!
So go through your list and do what you need to do. If there are promises you made that you know you cannot keep, go and talk to the persons you made the promises to, including yourself and explain why you cannot keep your promise.
Find a way to clear the waters of your own conscience and do not let yourself and others wait in vain.
Go and say “I am sorry I promised such a thing to you when I knew I could not keep my promise.” or “I thought I could do it, but the truth is…. Please forgive me. Maybe I could do this for you instead?”
If there are things that you can do to honor some promises, but just did not get around to it, then make it a priority to do them one by one.
Emotional clutter stems partially from the energy of your broken promises. Go and restore the INTEGRITY of each and every one of your promises, one by one, until all your list is clear.
You will be surprised by the sheer power of honoring your word.
I will leave you today with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.”
Live for yourself, with integrity, clarity and joy. I want you to have your own approval. This is my wish for you.