Last year, the Insight Timer app approached me, asking me to be one of their preliminary thirty teachers to create a course. If you meditate with the app, I'm sure you've noticed they've expanded, by providing ten day courses.
By the way, if you're not familiar with the Insight Timer app, I highly recommend downloading it. The app is free. And there are 10,000+ free meditations, talks and musical songs for you to choose from.
And it's comprised of wonderful, interactive spiritual seekers from around the world - 4,750,000 people to be exact!
So getting back to the courses...
Insight Timer asked me to do a ten day course on forgiveness.
It will be released soon. So look out for it :)
And in this newsletter, I want to share with you an outline of what to expect for each of the ten days.
In this session, we will uncover three myths about forgiveness. It is important to lay this foundation before we move further into the course. A lot of times, it is one of these three myths that holds a person back from actually moving forward with the forgiveness process. And we will understand why forgiveness is an act of self interest. This will be a cornerstone for this course, and each day, we will gain a deeper understanding of this concept.
In this session, we move deeper into forgiveness by talking about incidents that have left lifelong repercussions. We learn that forgiving will not invalidate such an experience but will bring freedom from the experience. Adding onto Day 1, we will continue to learn why forgiveness is an act of self interest, even in such circumstances. We also learn why and how forgiveness is an act of consciously walking away from the past.
In this session, we will learn about the human condition. We’ll move deeper into the actions of each person and understand why people are the way they are. Each act is a reflection of a person’s internal world. By understanding the human condition, we learn to separate ourselves from the actions of others, especially when we are in the forgiveness process. This will ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of why forgiveness is an act of self interest.
In this session, we learn the different layers to forgiveness. The events of our life are carried in our body, mind and spirit. And when we are forgiving, we need to be patient while our body, mind and spirit releases the past. We also learn that forgiveness is a process. It generally does not happen overnight. And in today’s lesson, we will learn how to gauge how far we’ve come in our forgiveness process.
In this session, we will add on to yesterday’s session. Today’s session will be more specific, in that we will learn what to do when you are living or working with someone whom you’ve had to forgive. And they continue to repeat patterns of the past. We will learn what to do in such circumstances. We will also learn how to gauge our own progress in such circumstances.
In this session, we will learn a statement to use as a tool, to release the binds of the past and move into forgiveness and flow. This powerful statement needs to have a 30-day commitment, and can be used as mantra or a prayer. Dedication to this statement will alchemically shift and heal aspects of the past that do not serve us anymore.
In this session, we repeat the statement from Day 6 again, while we are sitting in meditation. And we’ll continue with a meditation sitting for the remainder of this day’s lesson. As you are sitting in meditation, I will guide you through the ego part of the mind, and the role it plays in allowing you to move forward. It is important to understand the way the mind works when we want to release the past and forgive.
In this session, we will learn about the effects of forgiveness, and the role it plays by connecting us to our internal world. We’ll uncover the compassion and peace within us, as a result of our forgiveness work. The cornerstone of this course is understanding why forgiveness is an act of self interest. And in today’s session, we develop a deeper understanding of forgiveness as an act of self interest.
In this session, we build on the lessons learned in Day 8. How we feel internally is paramount for what/who we will attract externally. We forgive to clear our own slate for attracting goodness into our life. In this day’s session, we understand this concept even further. And we learn even deeper why forgiveness is an act of self interest.
In this session, we recap what we learned in the previous nine days of this course. And we end this course with a meditation. When we are forgiving, we are releasing ourselves from thoughts and emotions of the past. And meditation becomes a powerful tool for our separating ourselves from past thoughts and emotions that do not serve us anymore.
Each day's session is between 10-15 minutes.
And I incorporate a few minutes of meditation per day.
I believe forgiveness is such an integral part of each person's spiritual and life journey. Until we release the pain of the past, we cannot move deeper into our peace.
So I'm beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to create such a course.
And if you would like to meditate to the concept of forgiveness, please go to Days 11-15 of my meditation series titled 20/20 Meditate for Peace. You can find Day 11 on the Insight Timer app by clicking here.
If you know of anyone who could benefit from the healing power of forgiveness, please share this newsletter with them!