I’m pleased that an excerpt from my book, Dance-The Sacred Art, was chosen for an empowering new resource The Forgiveness Handbook-an anthology of inspiration and spiritual practices. Contributors were drawn from previously published SkyLight Paths and Jewish Lights books including Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, William Cleary, Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, M. Basil Pennington, Imam Jamal Rahman, The Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori, Rami Shapiro and many others!
I can’t wait to learn how these activists, religious leaders, and mystic deal with brokenness. What, religious traditions and sacred texts help them find hope and encouragement for deep sorrow and disappointment?
What are your Forgiveness practices? How do get to reconnection?
I am grateful to attune to the wisdom of the body in practicing forgiveness.
to exform grief, resentment, and confusion about betrayal.
to notice my body wisdom and look for the good as well as the broken
to be able to play again with those I hurt- the fastest way to repair.
to ground my connection with God/dess as a profound source of love carrying all, doing the great work until I am able. (sometimes lifetimes later.)
to meditate on initiations and teachings gathered from personal wounding that show me true Life, not only my dream for life.
to practice living amends for times that I and my groups harm other individuals or groups. I can dance on behalf of others, do ritual and find defenseless practices.
- to know how play transforms and opens doors to healing.
Do you have other practices that you could offer? Please share in the comments.
Though you’d appreciate this upcycled tissue box, a shrine to making amends as a living artful practice. It makes me smile.