I may have just had a brilliant idea

Originally published at the normality factor. You can comment here or there.

As I was sitting here last night going through the posts on my board, I found myself writing out that sage advice that I share very frequently on the topic of forgiveness, how to do it, why to do it, etc.

Then it occurred to me that maybe it was time to dust off my “workshop” hat and put together a one-day recurrent class on that very topic.

Immediately, I started writing it all out, getting my thoughts outlined, starting the introduction, etc.  I started thinking about the kinds of problems that people have with the topic of forgiveness – the most common being that the process remains a mystery – and I’m pretty sure that there are dozens of other things that didn’t occur to me at 2:oo this morning.

So, what are your thoughts?  Is this something that you’d be interested in doing?  What are the issues you’ve had with forgiveness in the past?  What would you like to see in a workshop like this?

I envisioned initially that we’d talk about forgiveness and what it means – and what it’s not – and then we’d share a “bitch circle” for a while, and then we’d work on some letter forms to start processing through the emotions.  At some point in there, I could even see having some EFT and Reiki in there to help “unstuck” stubborn issues.  I don’t want to over-plan it – experience has shown that that just leads to frustration – but I want to make sure that there’s enough solid material in there to make for a fulfilling and enriching experience.

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One Comment

  1. March 28, 2010

    I’m not sure this is what your looking for with the questions that you’ve asked, but I had some stuff I wanted to say. I haven’t always been the wonderful person that you know (I’m pretty sure me and you have talked about this, so no surprise for you).

    Because of this, forgiveness is a topic that holds interest to me. I moved a year ago back to the same area that I spent a few years of my junior high/high school experience at. It has been interesting, and I love the area. I have many friends in this area, but I haven’t really been in contact with many of them. It is too painful for me to remember the person that I am. Whenever I have contacted my old friends I feel a lot of guilt about the person that I used to be. The people that I have talked to have been really great, and listen to me before telling me that I didn’t need to worry about it. They have told me that I wasn’t as bad as I remember myself being. So it has all worked out…for the two people that I’ve gotten back into contact with.

    So, there’s my thoughts…would I be interested? I don’t know, I have been working through things fairly well on my own so far. I trust you, and feel like you have always given me sage advice. It definitely wouldn’t be wasted time to me like if some random person was holding one of these.

    What would I like to see in a workshop like this?
    I’m sure you have this well in hand. I suppose for me it would make sense to identify what we mean by forgiveness, to identify ways to get to the root of why we need forgiveness (Many people don’t realize that forgiving someone or someone forgiving them would change their lives), a section on how to accept forgiveness from others maybe? That seems to cover the main areas for me off the top of my head, but I’m sure I left something out.

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