The Power of Forgiving
~ let go and find freedom from within ~
Consultation with Victoria
Experience Forgiveness Circle
Victoria Lichtman has been immersed in the human potential movement and healing arts for more than 40 years. She is a Senior Practitioner and Presenter for the global organization, The Journey, a world-renowned transformational healing modality. Additionally, she is an International Certified Life Coach and a Conscious Leadership Mentor, has an MPS in Counseling, and is twice certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Victoria has helped thousands of people around the globe to choose awareness and purpose, develop their own spiritual understanding, and take control of their own healing and lives. Her passion for empowering others is the driving force for everything she offers as an international speaker and presenter… and for her private work with those who want to (and do) permanently transform the quality of their lives.
Her prayer to spread forgiveness in the world is the catalyst behind the Imagine More Forgiveness Movement, The Power of Forgiving Retreat and the Advanced Forgiveness Program.
Victoria’s joyful approach to life, along with her intuitive wisdom, love and compassion inspires and empowers people worldwide to heal at the deepest levels… to stand strong in their wisdom and truth… and to choose to live in a place of love, openness, and joy.
If you would like extra support and to work with Victoria privately, get in touch with her here…
“I kept hearing about ‘forgiveness’ being so important and essential to my healing and my life. Even though I thought I understood what this meant, I didn’t. I understood only in my head, not in my heart. I missed the key ingredient, that it is not about ‘them’ at all. It is only ultimately about me. ‘They’ probably didn’t care or even know of the hurt their words or actions caused and how it affected my life. When I finally, truly, got this, it was deeply life changing.
The biggest example is that when I was able to truly forgive my wonderful Mom, I was freed from all past resentments, from all my old judgements. In that moment of forgiveness my heart filled with pure love and gratitude.
Mom passed several years ago. I miss her every day. Yet I was angry at her throughout my life, even after she passed. She was always making me be ‘her’ way… how I laughed, dressed, behaved. And I blamed her for not allowing me to be me. To discover me. To be comfortable in me.
The truth is she wanted to protect me against what she experienced in her own life. She was doing the best she could with the tools she had at the time… and with the pain she was in. Realizing this was my first step towards forgiving her.
When I finally really forgave her and let go of all the blame and resentment, I realized there was only love for and between this outrageously beautiful woman and myself. I only wish I had been able to truly forgive her when she was still alive. She was my best friend, and I hadn’t realized that. I wasted so much time, so much energy, so much life on that anger. I wasted so much love.
For years, I used the word forgiveness and told others that I forgave, convinced myself of it. But I had not truly forgiven, not completely. I just did not know how. Till I finally got it. And that took me many years of struggling and searching. Until finally I found someone who could teach me how, and that changed every aspect of my life. Which is why I started teaching it myself.
I think the biggest hurdle for me was blaming the Universe and God for not providing what I wanted and needed and thought I deserved. As I reached true forgiveness… I realized that the Divine had my back, all the way. It was a profound realization.
My constant anger (which I claimed I did not have, but which leaked out all over the place) dissipated, and life without it is so much lighter and more joyful. When I finally experienced real self-forgiveness, I was able to let go of the self-hatred, the self-judgment and the depression I spent a lifetime with. I finally experienced self-love.
My prayer is to share this experience. My prayer is that everyone discovers the true potency of forgiveness for themselves.. That they dive into the extraordinary beauty of this self-love, this divine love, this universal love. Imagine what a different world this would be.”