The soul cannot forgive until it
is restored to wholeness and health.
In the absence of love - how can one forgive?

With an abundance of love, starting with one's self,
forgiveness becomes a viable opportunity.
-Nancy Richards

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Guest Blogger

Michele Rosenthal of PARASITES OF THE MIND offers what is arguably the most comprehensive PTSD Blog on the web. She provides many informative posts, along with a wide range of PTSD Resources, a free Healing Workshop, and a weekly feature called, Survivors Speak.

I am honored that Michele invited me to be her guest blogger this week.

Thank you Michele!

My guest post on Survivors Speak is available here.

Thanks!
Nancy

UPDATE: You can view Michele's follow-up post here.

7 comments:

mountainmama said...

i just read your comment on michele's blog about forgiveness and i really appreciate what you had to say. i always had people urging me to forgive wayyyy before i was ready to do so. what you say on your blog really resonates with me, that healing must take place first. i look forward to reading more of your blog. thank you~

healandforgive said...

Thank You Mountainmama,

I just visited your blog and I am taken by the authentic way you share your story!

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments!

mountainmama said...

thank you for your kind comments about my blog, and for reading it :)

but especially thank you for writing your perspective and experience~ really, no one has ever put so well my thoughts. it's so comforting. i have already told a few people about it. your view is so healing and compassionate. so non-pushy. so validating. allowing for the anger and the space needed to heal. i've struggled with the issues of forgiveness and cutting off from people (and written a few posts about those issues). felt guilty about taking that space, and setting those boundaries i felt were necessary to heal. i did so on instinct. but your words affirm that i did all this with good reason. and i too have felt the the powerful healing that taking that space allowed. and certainly the powerful healing that validation provided. how it helped me feel i wasn't crazy at all and my emotions were all completely valid. i'm so glad you've had this experience as well.

i'm so glad i found your writing! thanks again~ :)

healandforgive said...

Dear MM,

I’m glad you’ve freed yourself from your guilt and given yourself permission to heal no matter what it takes – you deserve no less.

mountainmama said...

thanks! i definitely give myself permission to heal as my instincts indicate. but i wouldn't say i'm entirely free of the guilt...at least not yet! :D

healandforgive said...

MM ~ You will be!

mountainmama said...

thanks for the encouragement! i definitely thinks it helps to envision a future self free from negative thought patterns :)