by Michael Dawson
Please order from my new web site www.acfip.org
The The Findhorn
Book of Forgiveness is a valuable tool for those who sincerely seek peace in
their lives. It gives a clear framework for understanding the true nature of forgiveness,
as well as discussing the implications for us when we do aspire to that path.
The book outlines simple practical steps and techniques we can use to help us in our efforts to learn and practise forgiveness with ourselves and others in our daily lives. Illustrative case histories and stories of forgiveness and healing are also included, as well as methods and approaches for helping others to forgive.
Though the underlying philosophy is inspired by A Course in Miracles® this book is applicable to us all, and is readily understandable by those not familiar with the Course.
RELEASE / FINDHORN PRESS / NEW BOOK
|Review from the Miracle Network
Michael Dawson's new book is full of forgiveness exercises of all kinds, both from A Course in Miracles and from Dawson's own repertoire.
The exercises follow an excellent, comprehensive and clear overview of the theory of forgiveness, including the reasons we might be reluctant to forgive, false and true forgiveness, the healing benefits of forgiveness, on forgiving our 'enemies' and dealing with world events. Exercises include self-forgiveness, the 'AAA' approach (awareness, acceptance and asking for help), helping others to forgive themselves, forgiving others, changing our perception and uniting with another.
"Peace of mind," Michael Dawson says, "is a rare quality to find in this world. The strife we observe all around us mirrors the discord in our own minds. The path of forgiveness takes us back into ourselves, where the source of all conflict begins. Forgiveness asks us to stop pointing our finger at the people and events in the world as the cause of our pain and turn, instead, to the unforgiven thoughts in our own minds. Here we can create change, which will lead to an ever-increasing sense of inner peace."
Cygnus Book Review
THE FINDHORN BOOK OF FORGIVENESS
In The Findhorn Book of Forgiveness, Michael Dawson invites us to stop seeing the world as the source of our pain and encourages us to bring a non-judgemental awareness to the contents of our own mind - the only place where healing can occur. As we surrender our pain to the healing power of spirit, we gradually remove the veils we have created between our physical selves and our spiritual reality: a state of inner peace and joy that is not dependent on anything in the world. To help you take the journey of forgiveness, Michael Dawson offers lots of really useful exercises and techniques, and illustrates the process with inspirational stories and case histories of forgiveness and healing.
Cygnus Book Review
1. Who Do We Forgive
Forgiveness of Ourselves or Others?
2. The Egoís World
Guilt and Denial
A Story of Forgiveness
Forgiveness and World Events
Forgiveness and Sickness
Introduction to the Ladder of Forgiveness
Self-Forgiveness Exercise (T1a)
3. The Ladder of Forgiveness - the First Rungs
Forgiveness is Unwarranted
Forgiving our ëEnemiesí
4. The Ladder of Forgiveness - the Last Rungs
The AAA Approach to Forgiveness
- Exercise in Awareness
- Exercise in Accepting Others
- Refusal (poem)
- Asking for Help
AAA Forgiveness Exercise
Call for Love
Nothing to Forgive
The Fruits of Forgiveness
5. Helping Others to Forgive
Working with Others (extract on my new web site)
Summary of Some Techniques with Case Histories
- Initial Prayer
- Tracking Back
- Spontaneous Inner Journey
- Asking for Help
- Guided Journey
- Role Reversal
- Inner Guide
- Dealing with Resistance
Reference Notation System for A Course in Miracles
Recommended Books and Tapes on Forgiveness
A Course in Miracles and Forgiveness
Exercise in Forgiving Others (T2a)
Exercise in Changing Our Perceptions (T3a)
Exercise in Uniting with Another (for 2 people) (T4b)