Forgiveness is difficult. It is a life long learning experience. Every time someone trespasses against us, we get the opportunity to heal and process yet again! The more you learn how to forgive, the better you will become at letting things roll off your back like water. You will become more responsive rather than reactive.
Below is part of my workbook on how to forgive. A download is available on my resources page.
There are 4 phases to forgiveness. It is not a linear path, and you may go back and forth for a while until you are ready to enter the next phase.
- The Uncovering Phase
- The Decision Phase
- The Work Phase
- The Going Deeper Phase
Something to think about as you go through this workbook: What you hear as you say the word forgiveness out loud. What do you see? What do you feel? What do you smell, and what do you taste? Does it have a deep emotion, or does it have a strong movement/dance to it? To create an experiential moment, think about these questions as you learn about the definition of forgiveness, especially when you replay your story.
Enjoy this quick intro on what is forgiveness, and the 4 phases you will undergo. Let me know if you have any reflections or questions.