Do you have a difficult time letting go of the past? Do you struggle with finding inner peace and self-acceptance? This may be an indication that you could use assistance with understanding and embracing the practice of forgiveness.
Iyanla Vanzant's new book, Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything, is a well organized and in-depth guide to helping yourself release anger, pain, resentments, judgments, and more. It helps you forgive yourself and others, as well as the Creator and Life itself. The book is spiritually based, using concepts found in A Course in Miracles and various "new age" and "new thought" type texts as well as self-help psychology. It guides you to shift your perspective to help you release and forgive, while giving practical resources to assist with this process. This includes specific categories of people and things you can apply forgiveness toward, journaling type exercises to help you gain awareness of what you may need to forgive, and an EFT tapping technique (Emotional Freedom Technique) to use energy meridian based self-treatment to release the energy patterns that have kept you stuck. This book also comes with a CD of meditations and exercises that complement the book content.
This is an attractive and well-written book that includes many inspiring stories, examples showing how we can benefit from letting ourselves let go and apply forgiveness. I expect to add this to the books I recommend to those who are stuck and in need of forgiveness to make a positive shift in their lives. Forgiving ourselves and others does not mean we condone past behaviors or actions, it just means we are ready to release and accept what has occurred, carrying with us the wisdom we gain from our experiences while letting go of any emotional baggage or judgments that have tethered us to the past and old patterns. Iyanla Vanzant's book is a valuable tool to help you embrace forgiveness and gain spiritual insight about your life path and life purpose.