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The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

The Liberating Power of Forgiveness
Photograph by Noah Silliman

How I left my pain in the past, unblocked negative energies and regained creative control of my life following a 3-part forgiveness process.

I closed the door, backed out of the driveway and drove away. The house grew smaller and smaller in my rearview mirror as I repeated my prayer of forgiveness. I was ready to let him, and this part of my life go — I knew I had to. I drove around the corner and lost sight of the house and never went back… until eighteen months later, only days after his passing, when I returned to see a giant blue metal storage pod plonked on the driveway being filled with his belongings. He didn’t need them anymore. 

I nervously walked into the house, knowing he wouldn’t be there but wanting nothing more than to see

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