Oracle ReportI have a question about forgiveness. I've spent the last two years forgiving everyone including myself and felt I had done a pretty good job. Last nite, I went to a Shamanic workshop on Releasing the Past. The first tool he went over was forgiveness. He said the 1st step to forgiveness is having compassion for the other. The next step is praying 9 times for them. It went something like this. "Great Creator, please look kindly upon this person. Bless them with well being, happiness and all the blessings of a good life... "
I felt resistance. It didn't make sense that I should be praying for someone who hurt me in the past, who was no longer in my life, who I didn't think about. Plus praying for someone who didn't request prayers seems to be in violation of their free will. The teacher felt that my resistance against blessing this person indicated that I hadn't truly forgiven them. So here's my question. Have any of you forgiven someone who hurt you very deeply to the extent where you now wish them happiness and all the blessings of a good life? Do you think forgiveness includes the heartfelt ability to bless them?