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Radical Forgiveness: A Revolutionary Five-Stage Process to Heal Relationships, Let Go of Anger and Blame, and Find Peace in Any Situation Kindle Edition
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"This superb book makes genuine forgiveness possible, enabling us to move beyond pain and heal our lives." -- John Bradshaw
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- File size : 981 KB
- Publication date : January 1, 2010
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- Print length : 386 pages
- Publisher : Sounds True; Illustrated edition (January 1, 2010)
- ASIN : B003FS0K6S
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- Language: : English
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- Best Sellers Rank: #179,993 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Six months after readying, I have better relationships with those I have been working to forgive than we have in 30 years. Thanks to "Radical Forgiveness," I am serene, calm, and logical in confrontations with those I have forgiven that used to make me angry, frustrated, guilty, and confused for weeks.
Collin - Thank you for changing my life and, in turn, those I love most.
As the author mentions, to understand and apply the proposal of radical forgiveness you have to believe in some kind of spiritual reality. If you are an atheist or simply do not like spirituality the book won't be useful to you. I am grateful that this book has come to me, because it made me see the pattern of situations in my life and the problems (now I see them as lessons) that it generated with several people. I HAD NEVER NOTICED IT BEFORE and I owe it to this book. I enjoyed this a lot, I finished reading it a few days ago and I feel that I am in the process of healing and changing my perspective.
The author does present some radical ideas but provides practical ways to implement forgiveness strategies in our own lives. He also provides a worksheet to use and apply to any situation creating dis-ease going forward. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is truly ready and motivated to dive into forgiveness work. It's the most comprehensive approach I've found. The only addition I would encourage is to recite the Ho'oponopono prayer when working toward forgiveness.
I celebrate you for choosing this path because it is one of freedom and feeling lighter! It's not easy to face these truths head-on but quite liberating. Your future self will thank you. ~Laura Mazzotta, The Akashic Therapist
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It’s for people who are willing to be honest with themselves.
I did a few worksheets already and it really seems to be working - I feel much lighter and during meditating and throughout the day I no longer have returning negative thoughts about the people which I forgave. If the negative emotions will start to come up again I will repeat the worksheets.
This book goes a bit further and says that we actually sign up for a certain amount of pain before we incarnate in this physical existence, and this is our "soul journey". So, the people who hurt us are just different manifestations of ourselves, who are beneficently helping us along in our soul journey. Since every act is in effect an act of kindness and intended to help us grow, there are never any wrongs perpetrated, and rather than forgive, we should thank the person or situation for the learning opportunity it provides.
Well, okay... I try to keep an open mind, because sometimes even in the most unlikely ideas, you can find something useful. So I applied their theory and tried to see the learning/growth opportunity in a given situation. I think it's a useful tool actually - when things upset you, the upset is often rooted in unhelpful beliefs, and viewing a problem in this way can help you to identify them.
Still, I'm not really that taken with the concept overall (I know, followers of ACIM will say that it's just my ego trying to exert its control, but that seems a weak argument for so many reasons that it would double the length of this review were I to go through them all). The main problem I have with it is this: we are told that we must relive painful situations over and over again, and that this gives us the opportunity to learn that the beliefs associated with them are not true. For example, if you believe that all men are unfaithful and that no one will ever love you enough to be faithful, then you will attract an unfaithful partner so that this belief is played out to you again and again, apparently to give you the opportunity to realise that it is not true.
This, frankly, seems a really stupid way of learning / teaching to me. I learn best when people explain things clearly and unambiguously, and then carry out actions which demonstrate the truth of the principle. So, in the example above, the best way to learn that men can be faithful and love you for a lifetime would seem to me to be to find love with a man who is faithful and loves you all his life, and reassures you in your fears when they crop up. (this kind of thinking the books dismisses as world-based rather than spiritually based, and so therefore irrelevant).
The other thing I'm not keen on is the frequent reference to quantum physics. I have no problem with people demostrating that science and spirituality need not contradict one another, or even arguing that a particular output from science is incorrect - but here he is using science to validate his conclusions, and he frequently gets the science wrong. For example, he says things like "quantum physicists have actually proven that emotions condense as energy particles...". Quantum physicists (by which i mean the ones who publish in peer-reviewed journals) have never shown anything like that - quantum physicists have shown some really wacky common-sense defying things, but stuff like this is not part of the (already very wacky) mainstream, and it's a bit annoying when non-scientists repeatedly claim that it is (aha! Obviously a "forgiveness opportunity" for me! ;) ).
So, I think this one is like the parson's egg, and perhaps worth reading for the good parts.