Wisdom Card: Forgiveness



There are many ways that I have hurt and
harmed others, betrayed or abandoned them,
caused them suffering, knowingly or unknowingly,
out of my pain, fear, anger, and confusion.
I ask for your forgiveness.

Forgiveness to myself

There are many ways that I have hurt and
harmed myself. I have betrayed and abandoned
myself many times through thought, word,
or deed, knowingly or unknowingly.
For the ways I have hurt myself through action
or inaction, out of fear, pain, or confusion,
I now extend a full and heartfelt forgiveness.
I forgive myself.

Offering forgiveness to others

There are many ways that I have been harmed
by others, abused or abandoned, knowingly or
unknowingly, in thought, word or deed.
I now remember the many ways others have
hurt or harmed me, wounded me, out of
fear, pain, confusion, or anger.
I have carried this pain in my heart too long.
To the extent that I am ready, I offer forgiveness.
To those who have caused me harm,
I offer my forgiveness, I forgive you.