She’s bold, she’s honest, and she’s direct. She doesn’t even know it, but she is definitely one of the top authors, coaches, and motivational speakers who support me when I need it! Whether I read her books, listen to her talks, or watch her on the Oprah Winfrey Network, I frequently go back to her wisdom and profound insight for inspiration and advice.
I simply love her! Her authentic and unique style truly affected my own style of coaching. “Call the thing a thing!” she says, and never holds back from sharing her intuition and pushing you out of your comfort zone.
In her book Forgiveness – 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything, Iyanla challenges us to release energetic “baggage” we carry from the past.
Regardless of the circumstances,” says Iyanla, “our internal reactions to people and events are a reflection of our own self-judgment and long-held toxic emotions. Rarely do our negative reactions have anything to do with another person’s bad behavior.”
In a clear and powerful way, you are guided through a 21-day process of prayer, meditation, reading, and writing to release judgment and to forgive yourself, your body, your parents, your choices, your relationships with different issues and with different people, your relationships with God, and more. In addition to journaling, you learn how to integrate the forgiveness work with the Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as “tapping”).
As a Reiki Practitioner and a Life-Coach, I see great results helping people, including myself, by using healing modalities combined with mind-shift work to create a deep mind-body transformation. Forgiveness and abstaining from judgment are complicated issues, and it is important to remember that you are not changing the facts or ignoring the reality, you are simply forgiving so you can release your negative emotions and stop giving away your power to other people and situations.
As Iyanla says, “Only forgiveness can liberate minds and hearts once held captive by anger, bitterness, resentment, and fear. Forgiveness is a true path to freedom that can renew faith, build trust, and nourish the soul.”
Included with the book is a free CD featuring different types of forgiveness meditations, music, and talks.
I encourage anyone seeking growth and deep healing to get a hardcover copy of this book and dedicate some time to working through the exercises and listening to the CD.
Start right now and see how your life will improve and even blossom!