Sunday, June 04, 2006

More on forgiveness and letting go...

Thinking more about this practice of forgiveness and the importance of letting go of the things that I don't need anymore; resentment, hurt, hostility, unkindness, and fear. It seems rather difficult and certainly overwhelming.

A wonderful doll artist and friend, Barbara Kobe has been working with the idea of the creating a "God Box" for the things she is ready to let go of. You can write down your worries, memories, pain, and put these things in the God Box. It's a way of turning things over to God (or the Universe, or your Higher Power, or even that still small voice). She has sewn the serenity prayer on the outside.

Barbara Kobe's God Box

"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."

This seems really helpful. For another version of this idea please see Cre8it instructions and gallery

Good ideas here. Creating a beautiful container would really help with those difficult and overwhelming tasks of "letting go." Thanks Barabara!!!

PS-When you visit Barbara Kobe be sure to download a pdf file of her current healing doll research. It's inspiring.

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