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Podcast Episode 14 The Relentless Invitation To Go Within

There is so much grit in the practice of self-forgiveness.

Self-forgiveness is courageous work that requires us to answer the call to go within and reckon with the parts of ourselves that might feel ugly, unloveable and unworthy.

Listen as Monica and Andrea explore and model how to practice self-forgiveness and what to do when we have hurt someone intentionally or unintentionally. Learn why the practice of self-forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others.

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"The greatest gift we can give our children is modeling self-forgiveness for our imperfect selves." - Monica Rodgers 

Show Notes:

  • Hurt People Hurt People
  • Hurting others is a symptom of self-loathing.
  • When we can love ourselves for the good, the bad, and the ugly we experience such a gift.
  • No one can lay blame on you without your consent.
  • When you have already forgiven yourself - no one can punish you anymore.
  • Blame and shame can’t stick to us when we are clean.
  • Resistance is the first step to having a revelation.
  • We are always being called to go within.
  • How do our old stories run our lives?
  • How do we offer ourselves self-compassion when we screw up?
  • How do we reveal the ugly, so that we can access self-forgiveness?
  • How do we ask for forgiveness from those we have hurt?
  • How does our ego serve or not serve when it comes to self-forgiveness?
  • We are all being called to go within to do the work of self-forgiveness so that we can look at each other with more compassionate eyes.
  • There is nothing out there that isn’t a mirror - when we are activated, it’s a call to go within.
  • How I could do the world a service is to sit in my own discomfort?
  • How do we forgive ourselves for our shitty parenting moments?

"When we can love ourselves for the good, the bad, and the ugly we experience such a gift." - Andrea Willets

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 "Forgiving means not pushing anyone, or any part of our own being, out of our heart. As we bring a full, compassionate presence to the wounds that we’ve been protecting, we release the armoring of hatred and blame that has been imprisoning our heart. We cannot will this process of forgiveness, but we can be willing. It is a challenging and courageous life practice that frees us to love without holding back." - Tara Brach

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