There is a lot to say, and a lot to write about forgiveness or unforgiveness. 3 0 obj <> Hungry Ghost Retreats – The Forgiveness Workbook - Vince Cullen www.5th-Precept.org P a g e | 2 www.HungryGhostRetreats.org For clarity and the avoidance of doubt: What’s the difference between the Fifth Precept fellowship, Hungry Ghost retreats, and Nalagiri House? x��][s%�q�ld�bRq��8vrb;�9�8`. ���-"���tPbR.ǃ��ٴ#�� �����I�Jx�͝���*\��zh��/�-�=[�w�vjܱ�$� ��O��I �. In this handout, forgiveness means releasing anger and resentment toward someone or something that has hurt you. 0 <> It is all useful and potentially powerful. Please read it carefully and even take notes as you read it. Essential Forgiveness Letting Go of Resentment THE SITUATION 1. 2 0 obj %PDF-1.5 %���� Biblical forgiveness may seem impossible, but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26, Jeremiah 32:17). endobj stream forgiveness from God’s perspective and are closer to practicing biblical forgiveness than you think. 5 0 obj ����͏���R�����>m����T�i7�5E�n�^l7��_��uS֩�ib�FDPc�����v��)��U�G�Yڵ���)J���;�C��K*�Z�P��l�N�uQծ��}��m[�ƶ�oP)}��ھ>�1����ЅR���1}ڢuz�'���~?���U���aXg��? This handout is not the final word on forgiveness. 231 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[]/Index[207 52]/Info 206 0 R/Length 115/Prev 463857/Root 208 0 R/Size 259/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream Handout compiled by Teresa Kleffner, MSW, LCSW. The situation around which I feel resentment is… _____ _____ _____ 2. <>/Pattern<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> h4�i��J׎2��)��+*��r�A�KC�5�ՅkK�K�&|Vm�����!���ōXl�,���?4�]�^��NIr�6F\u�Sl:�҂xS]]�L��B~'f�Z�������\��t:EUK���F�"R�۳��%�$��!�6��l�G��`;e�߅���{A�Uf��V���!��Զ�����\گQ�ܿu��d��xS�U:���n����M��1�ٌ��$(Q�^��3�c5���V��� �u�U�� Forgiveness allows you to break free from limiting beliefs and attitudes. endobj Very rarely is true forgiveness decided and acted upon quickly. �,yD����HkU Pd�p���y�g� ��'���� NX��4�d�E���Mk�SVSV���P���D3���h���|֓W� 207 0 obj <> endobj Forgiveness facilitates affective, cognitive, and behavioural changes for both the unfaithful and the betrayed partner (Gordon Baucom, & Synder, 2000). www.stlcw.com Four Stages of Forgiveness Text taken directly from Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D. fk�H�00y�2̞"u��}`qc0�$}�z��H�h�Je��l�G���= ����]��m``�*���qБ@��=0 ��| <>>> Forgiveness is a process that takes time and dedication. x��XmOG�n��a>�E�r��E�l�T!p�JM?P�8T�4&/ʿ�3�{؇ϐ��n�;3���ӧ{��C��=��}�4�� *Q��%'���#.��އG����V�e�����߫�%vI��z� Stuck in Old Rage If and when rage again becomes a dam to creative thought and action, then it must be softened or changed. `�P���,2G�5/j��p�ya�Z5��U2T�T��ʹ�S�B+a��Ki�8��3K1�2G&����%Cl Q����&�iz1Oc�E�|��$U��� What you are after is to find peace. %%EOF Forgiveness can be defined as the “peace and understanding that come from blaming that which has hurt you less, taking the life experience less personally, and changing your grievance story.” 4. 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The name of the person/entity involved in this situation is _____ In this light, our model presents aspects of forgiveness relevant for both the betrayed partner and the partner who engaged in the affair. %���� %PDF-1.5 At least the very first recorded moment in history of one person’s gracious act of forgiveness toward another is recorded in the Torah – in the book of Genesis. ��n�Oa> i:��?��)Ӷ��QWXWU���mSe��kʢT$Ό��v��hv�yV��v�Q�%�Q7��N�5�qc��P����6�l+E�b,ɴӺ ,.lK`�]E�4����Z)�%�I��j�������n �J�9������iXM It frees up your mental and emotional energies so that you can apply them to creating a better life. 258 0 obj <>stream <> �`�bVk�(�H � �-#�)��wn[�糽FH�sIȠ�6���d�^�)m�����5��f�o���7�)o���&,�83r�)͍AgD�2)�M��R�f�W��;���U�0m�RЀ. 0���͊�[ڴ���k+Yݫ*��ݼw͠]Ƽ"m���K)i���#B�MPBۺ��GWV��VRp�.��t�{�g�i��5B���@TJ�S�1�v���UpnY� h�b```f``����� �� Ā B,@Q�������a� �$��ܲ�1?\�v^�8���I�溚����r�&�\+p10�z �ŀX, Forgiveness Explored : Two Kinds of Forgiveness Forgiveness was born 3800 years ago in Egypt. 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Forgiveness helps you achieve even your most practical and immediate goals. 4 0 obj An Egyptian “Minister of Economy” named Joseph had suffered a tumultuous life before endstream endobj startxref For those who have spent considerable time working … Forgiveness does not necessarily mean reconciliation with the person that hurt you, or condoning of their action. stream h�bbd```b``��[email protected]$��� 1 0 obj T� �L��0DS� }��Po�������Ma���՟Sժ��j���"��TMFB?K[��ouu[[� �=6y endstream endobj 208 0 obj <. %�쏢 %PDF-1.4 Fifth Precept Sangha (Fellowship): is a peer-led mutual-help organisation that uses Buddhist mindfulness teachings and �&�@s #�}�7n9�>�>��0�aA��q/�c���T�O�&�3xؾyiF�4/ۏ�@� h+�f�� ���@�1

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