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Posted on March 4, 2011 at 8:23 AM

I co-host a Blog Talk Radio show called The Spiritual Helpdesk and I got such a great reaction to the show on Forgiveness that I thought I would post the article and link to the replay here.   The 14 minute exercise is mentioned in the show but you can go through them anytime.  Enjoy!

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
- Lewis B. Smedes
Life is full of struggle and determination, beauty and suffering, harmony and pain.  I believe that if we do it right, we’ll experience all these things and many, many more in our lives – celebrating every step along the way!!  Sometimes, however, we forget that we are here to experience all that Life can give us, which includes the downs as well as the ups.  During those times, when the downs go too low, we find ourselves holding on to the pain and refusing to see the harmony that the struggle may bring through.  How do we get past those times?  How do we keep from getting stuck in them and reliving the pain of that moment over and over again?


Forgiveness, that’s how.  Forgiveness is the magic wand that allows us to see the beauty despite (and sometimes instead of) the suffering.  Forgiveness is a promise to ourselves to actively re-engage in the processes of Life; to create a future full of Freedom – a life unbound!  Forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves and a commitment to personal growth.


What is Forgiveness?  How exactly does one go about Forgiving?  Is it possible to Forgive everyone who’s ever hurt me?  Join us as we explore these and other questions on Spiritual HelpDesk Radio, Tuesday Feb 15th, with our interview guest Rev Laura C. Cannon of www.DivineTransformation.com.


Direct link to show:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lyhd/2011/02/15/the-spiritual-helpdesk


14 Minute Forgiveness Exercise:


Watch these great YouTube videos on Forgiveness – and there are many, many more out there!  I recommend watching in the order listed and as often as you feel drawn to.  Enjoy!


The Gift of Forgiveness (less than 6 min)


Forgiveness (about 5 min)


I Am Willing To Forgive (less than 3 min)

 


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Reply Lorna
1:42 PM on April 24, 2011 
I can't describe the powerful emotions I had when watching these. I will watch these more than once. thank you Rev Ric for giving them to me.

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