Forgiveness Dream

I’ve been sick for more than a week with some mutant virus. My body is cleaning out, and things I’ve been stuck on emotionally are also being cleared out.

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I dreamt about forgiveness the other night. In it, I was forgiving someone and she was forgiving me. In reality, not much happened between us, but whenever I thought of her, my heart gripped a little tighter.

Then I dreamed about a collage that ‘s now in progress (I’ll post it when it’s finished).

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Self-forgiveness is something that I’m always working on. It ain’t easy — I can be terribly hard on myself. But, in the end, it feels really good when I get there.

Forgiving someone else is personal … and talk about hard! My clients sometimes ask me if I think they should forgive the person who abused them, and I always tell them to sit with the idea and notice if it will work for them or not. I never take a stand either way — who can say what this forgiveness means to another person?

I’m always amazed by the stories of The Forgiveness Project. It’s a UK-based organization devoted to exploring forgiveness and reconciliation between those who have committed crimes and their victim/victim’s families.

Look here to be inspired.

Photographs by MC of Grounds for Sculpture

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5 Responses to “Forgiveness Dream”


  1. 1 Christina June 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Such true words. I am so happy to have read this, in the beginning of my day.
    : )

  2. 2 elk June 25, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    i struggle with this …i am glad i found your space ~elk

  3. 3 susanna June 26, 2009 at 1:43 am

    You’re back to blogging! Hurrah!

    Talk about your self-conscious sending you a message! I agree in that each person has to make up his or her own mind about forgiveness. I once got into a heated debate with a good friend over this very subject. She couldn’t understand why I couldn’t forgive a particular event in my past (not related to her in any way) and why I didn’t think forgiveness was necessary to heal or to move forward. Not that I hold grudges…I don’t. But I do resent being pressured to forgive. Maybe that’s not healthy? Maybe it is? I don’t know.

    And yes, the stories in the Forgiveness Project are incredible, aren’t they? Some evil acts are so horrifying that it’s amazing the victims can forgive.

  4. 4 susanna June 26, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Oh, I want to see your collage. Your idea of hosting a collage/finding your authentic self class is a good one, Moe!

  5. 5 Stephanie July 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    what an amazing project…must go explore some more.

    thank you so for your visit and leading me here 🙂

    x..x
    s


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