Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting Go

Check out this cool video that inspires one to embrace forgiveness as presented by Humanity Healing Projects.  If we can teach forgiveness and embrace its power, then we can truly heal the world!

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Can Forgiveness Make You More Important?

Is it possible that forgiveness can make you more important?  Teresa Norton makes a strong argument that this could be the case in her recent blog entry!  In this blog, Norton describes how forgiveness can be used to transform an encounter with a rude customer into a resolved situation that leaves the person being attacked content and even proud of their achievement in dealing with the rude customer.   The role-play that she conducts provides important information for how we perceive ourselves in the context of other people and highlights how important forgiveness is when dealing with even minor annoyances.  In addition, status and our perception of our place among those around us, can have a profound impact on our behavior and willingness to forgive.  If we perceive ourselves to be of a lower status than those around us, we can use self-forgiveness to ameliorate the negativity that drives that assumption, freeing ourselves to be our highest and best self.

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Forgiveness and Atonement

Atonement is the process of making right the wrongs that we have done to others as a way to ensure that forgiveness is finalized.  In the 12 Step programs, the process of making amends is considered to be as important as taking a personal inventory and these two together are absolutely essential for the recovery process to work.  Atonement, often described as “At-One-Ment”, is a full-circle process that allows a person to be free of their past and to remove the obstacles in their lives that block them from their highest good.  However, atonement can be a difficult process.  Check out this PBS video on this topic, and please share your experiences with this powerful tool.

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Forgiveness Workshop October 8th 2011

Living with Peace & Joy  —  Cleaning Your Heart & Mind
  • Do you feel guilty, devastated or hurting?
  • Is your turbulent mind overwhelming you?
  • Do you need peace in your heart?

Perhaps it’s time to open yourself toThe Light of Forgiveness

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Free yourself of anger, hurts and resentment.
  • Deal with the ideas that prevent forgiving. Control the turmoil of your mind.
  • Be happier every day!

Forgiveness is the most powerful tool in the worldto regain love, peace, and joy in your life.

Time: 10 – 4 Saturday, October 8, 2011

Donation: $25 -sliding scale available

Location: Chapel Hill, Unity Center of Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Call: 919-929-0788 for information and more directions

Facilitator: Dr. Jim Dincalci, author of the 4time award-winning book, How to Forgive When You Can’t: The Breakthrough Guide to Free Your Heart and Mind

In 1993, Jim had a personal forgiveness transformation. Since then, as an experienced child & family therapist, he has taught forgiveness workshop in hospitals, conferences , churches, universities, public seminars and in his private spiritual counseling practice. Sponsored by The Forgiveness Foundation www.forgivenessfoundation.org

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Workshop July 23, 2011: Living with Peace & Joy: Cleaning Your Heart & Mind

 Do you feel guilty, devastated or hurting?
 Is your turbulent mind overwhelming you?
 Do you need peace in your heart?
Perhaps it’s time to open yourself to
The Light of Forgiveness
In this workshop you will learn how to:
 Free yourself of anger, hurts and resentment.
 Deal with the ideas that prevent forgiving.
 Control the turmoil of your mind.
 Be happier every day!
Forgiveness is the most powerful tool in the world
to regain love, peace, and joy in your life.

Time: 10 – 4 Saturday, July 30th **On Friday July 29th at 730-830pm
there will be a free talk on How To Forgive Betrayal.)
Donation: $25 -sliding scale available
Location: Durham- HealthTouch @ 3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 504
in the Westgate Plaza Office Park
Call: 919-929-0788 for information and more directions
Facilitator: Dr. Jim Dincalci, author of the triple award winning book,
How to Forgive When You Can’t: The Breakthrough Guide
In 1993, Jim had a personal forgiveness transformation. Since then, as an experienced child & family therapist, he has taught forgiveness workshop in hospitals, conferences , churches, universities, public seminars and in his private spiritual counseling practice.
Sponsored by The Forgiveness Foundation www.forgivenessfoundation.org

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Four Forgiveness Foundation activities in July in the Durham-Chapel Hill area.

This coming Sunday the 10th, Dr. Jim will be giving the talk at the All Souls Church, Unitarian Universalist, A racially diverse spiritual community located in Durham, NC This is a church located in north Durham close to Northgate mall off of Guess Rd.
The talk is on Social action and Forgiveness- addressing the questions of:
How do social action and forgiveness fit together? What are the social taboos that make forgiving in many instances forbidden? Why is forgiving so difficult? And how do you to make it easier?
Bring friends.
Meeting At 11 am at the Walltown Children’s Theatre, 1225 Berkeley St. Durham, NC 27705

On July the Saturday July 23rd Dr. Jim will be doing a free talk on Why forgiving is so difficult. 10am-12noon at the Chapel Hill Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Join us to learn about:
• the many blocks and barriers to forgiving that are in our culture and our mind.
• the types of forgiving and their effectiveness
• good methods to help in forgiving.

On July 29 a free talk on How to Forgive Betrayal.
On July 30 a 6 hours forgiveness workshop entitled Living with Joy -Cleaning Your Heart & Mind.
Please see the attached flyer.

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Forgiveness and Spirituality

In my extensive travels in the past 3 months, I’ve been looking at the importance of forgiveness on the spiritual path.  I don’t see how a person can move very far spiritually if there is any resentment cluttering the mind. As I’ve said in the book –the mind can’t go in opposing direction and get very far, especially when you are talking about a connection to Divine Love. How would it be possible to resent and feel love? The Choice is clear. The way is shown. It’s just a matter of taking the time to let the upsets go and/or correct the situation as well as you can. The Love will follow. That’s my experience anyway.  Love, Jim

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