Module 1: A Forgiveness Overview
A Prelude to Forgiveness

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

Practicing the lesson – post your answers below!

Identify 5 issues you argued over this past week.

  1. List your beliefs about those 5 issues.
  2. Is it possible there are other points of view as valid as yours?
  3. Is your attachment to being right causing suffering in your life?
  4. If so, practice acknowledging the other person’s viewpoint by saying, “I appreciate and understand your point of view, can we agree that we both see this differently?”


Today’s Affirmation

Today, Creator, grant me the courage and the will to forgive the people I love the most. Help me to forgive every injustice I feel in my mind, and to love other people unconditionally. I know the only way to heal all the pain in my heart is through forgiveness.

Today, Creator, strengthen my will to forgive everyone who has hurt me, even if I believe the offense is unforgivable. I know that forgiveness is an act of self-love. Help me to love myself so much that I forgive every offense. Let me choose forgiveness because I don’t want to suffer every time I remember the offense.

Today, Creator, help me to heal all the guilt in my heart by accepting the forgiveness of everyone I have hurt in my life. Help me to sincerely recognize the mistakes I have made out of ignorance, and give me the wisdom and determination to refrain from making the same mistakes. I know that love and forgiveness will transform every relationship in the most positive way.

Thank you, Creator, for giving me the capacity to love and forgive. Today I open my heart to love and forgiveness, so that I can share my love without fear. Today I will enjoy a reunion with the people I love the most. Amen.

From Prayers, A Communion with our Creator by don Miguel Ruiz

“From the book Prayers A Communion with our Creator © 2001, don Miguel Ruiz. Reprinted by permission of Amber-Allen Publishing, Inc. P.O. Box 6657, San Rafael, CA 94903. All rights reserved.”

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  1. Esther

    Sheri- I am loving these videos! You have done a fantastic job clearly explaining each concept. The way you speak in a slow and animated tone makes it so easy to digest. I love that I can print the lesson and follow along with you, as well as study it afterwards. I’m so glad I signed up for this course and I’m grateful to you for putting together such a wonderful instrument to help me with my growth. xo

    • Sheri Rosenthal

      Dear Esther,
      Thank you angel – you know I appreciate it. I am glad you signed up too. 🙂
      Something you know I am very passionate about.