Upon first hearing, through Feminenza, that forgiveness teaches us to separate the person from the act, I was deeply moved by this possibility and sentiment, however my first question was How do you actually do that? For real? Since asking that question many years ago, the whole territory of forgiveness has expanded into realms that were before inconceivable and remains a close friend that is called upon often. It allows me to more and more easily just let go and be with where my life is today, and where it wants to move to, for the future.
I’ve also come to realize that no one can live in this world without being hurt, wounded, or insulted – and also having done that to others – and some people are also traumatized by their painful experiences. Without forgiveness, how can anyone be free and available for their future possibilities?
Eileen is a certified Feminenza Forgiveness Practitioner, and has assisted with researching and developing Feminenza’s forgiveness pathways over the last ten years. She has also assisted with trainings and other seminars in Israel, Kenya, Seattle, New York and Ireland. This important work on forgiveness was also incorporated into a two year ‘Young Women’s Leadership Program’ that she conducted, on a weekly basis, with high school girls in New York.
In addition to focusing on Feminenza’s work into the world, and being on the Feminenza North America Board of Directors, Eileen is an Occupational Therapist who has worked with vulnerable adults and children for the past 25+ years.