Forgiving the Terrorists:
What I Learned about Love from a Grenade Attack
Paths of Conscious Forgiveness
- Learn to transform hurt into world-changing compassion
- Discover how to live fearlessly and stay engaged in uncertain times
- Set yourself free from old anger that's holding you back from productivity, love & creativity
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I will be offering this class again several times in 2017. Check back here for dates and signups.
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This class will be presented via conference call technology. When you register, you will receive a phone number to call and an access code. Local numbers are available all over the world, so you don't even have to make an international call. Call will be recorded, and the recording will be available for download afterwards if you can't be on the line in real time.
Forgiving the Terrorists
“You don’t feel angry at first when someone throws a grenade that lands a few feet behind you. You don’t feel the anger for a long time, in fact. And if you’re a good Christian who’s supposed to love your enemies and be a reflection of Jesus, you shouldn’t be angry, right? Besides, it’s disconcerting to acknowledge anger when you have a sinking feeling your group provoked the attack.”
That’s a quote from the opening of my memoir.
Twenty-five years ago, when I was a Christian missionary, there was a terrorist attack against a group of us while we were working in a Muslim area. Two of my dear friends were killed, and I still have shrapnel from the grenade.
I no longer believe there’s only one way to God, and I no longer agree with the proselytizing I was doing, but I’m deeply grateful for all that I gained as I worked through the trauma.
This class is for you if:
- You’ve ever been angry or you have someone to forgive – ha ha, most of us, right?
- You are heartbroken, angry, and/or afraid when you hear about the latest hate crime or terrorist attack, and images of bombs, beheadings, refugees, etc., haunt you, and you just don’t get how the perpetrators could be so evil
- Or perhaps you’re one of the victims of something heinous, whether on an individual scale or on the scale of global conflict, and you are reaching out for hope, for help, and for healing
- You want to bring good into the world, but you just can’t figure out how
- The problems of our world seem so huge and overwhelming that you sometimes just want to give up and live selfishly with your head in the sand
- You feel like our country and culture is in deep trouble
And here’s the transformation you can expect if you join me:
- You’ll be challenged to examine who you might despise or have disdain for, even if you don’t realize it, and how, with Conscious Forgiveness, you can free yourself to play your beautiful, needed part in the world.
- You’ll experience one of my tools that will give you exactly what you need for your next tiny step toward healing and freedom.
- You’ll understand that you can live fearlessly in an uncertain world.
How can I speak about hatred? Because I’ve been there.
I know what it feels like to want to forgive, but to stay stuck in anger. I’ve waded through years of not even feeling my hatred and rage. I've been afraid of letting myself feel my anger, so I suppressed it, which just turned it into depression, anxiety, perfectionism and self-hatred. I’ve cried out for help and guidance.