Who do you need to forgive? Write a letter to that person or to yourself describing in detail what you are ready to let go of. Join me as we virtually burn letters of forgiveness on the full moon.
I’ll be burning a victims notification of a pardon for the man who sexually abused me years ago. I am here to finally burn the past. It no longer defines me and I choose peace as I take a stand for all women having a voice and standing in their power.
This event WILL transform you! Come prepared to release your past and burn some paper. We are meant to heal in community and I can’t think of a better way than to stand, locking hands and hearts and releasing that which no longer serves us. Forgiveness is truly a gift of the Spirit! Please RSVP on Facebook for reminders and share this with all your sisters! We are better together! Invite some friends to burn forgiveness letters together.
It has nothing for you!~Sandra Yancey: Founder E-Women Network
My journey of forgiveness
My husband, Richard, and I spent this past weekend cleaning out our safe and file cabinets. I must admit that I have been dreading this!
I have been in business for myself since 2004 and have kept ALL of my receipts! Yep…that’s right! It’s 2018 now and my file cabinets were bursting at the seams!
In addition to business receipts, I’m a sucker for personal memorabilia!
So, as Richard fired up the chiminea in the back yard, I started purging, while he proceeded to do the burning.
It snowed ashes in our back yard, while the gentle snow kept on falling!
In the last hours of burning with my husbands hair filled with snow and ashes, I came across a more recent letter from the Delaware Department of Justice.
It was the final correspondence that finalized the pardon of the teacher who sexually abused me from about age 12-18 years old.
In the Spring of 2017 (exactly 1 year prior to the pardon), I was notified by the Victim Services Department from the Department of Justice, that my former teacher was requesting a pardon for the Sexual Abuse felonies he committed decades ago.
Bare in mind that after I came forward at the age of 23 years old, 3 other women did too.
Unfortunately, my case was the only one that had enough evidence for conviction.
This case went to the supreme court and challenged and extended Delaware’s laws around the statue of limitations.
In the spring of 2017, I was offered the opportunity to attend the public hearing or write a “victim statement” to be read on my behalf.
Even the term “victim” triggered me and a whole ocean of feelings and turmoil arose again for me to heal, even though I thought I was done with healing. (more on that another time)
I did end up writing that statement in the Spring of 2017, so that my story still had a voice.
I want YOU to have a voice too!
Here is why this is important to you.
If the PAST calls…HANG the #$@! up! It has NOTHING for you!
What I mean is that that letter has no business being in my life.
I guess I’ve kept it for the last 6 months because when I would read it, I would get fired up, angry and passionate about taking a stand for women and helping them to find their voices.
Of course it made me ill to even look at the envelope, but I thought I needed it to keep my passion strong for helping women rise in their power.
It has taken me a few days of hanging out in my pj’s, processing my emotions and finally talking to my sister and dear friend today to realize that…
there is NOTHING GOOD coming out of the ANGER I have carried towards the pardoning of this man and the governor who granted the pardon, despite the board of directors voting in my favor.
So, after a powerful forgiveness exercise today, out in nature, with the sun on my face and God granting me GRACE…
I released and forgave these men.
For ME and YOU…I choose PEACE…
I no longer need the anger to fuel my flame!
So, I have decided to choose forgiveness and I’ll burn that letter too, but I need your help.
I truly believe that we must all Forgive if we are meant to live our BEST lives.
So, it’s time for me to burn this letter, and finally heal from my past.
This is where you come in.
Who do you need to forgive?
What do you need to let go of?
What emotions or memories keep you held in bondage?
If not NOW then WHEN?
It’s our time ladies!
This is why I am cordially inviting you to join me on the
Full Moon Forgiveness Fire Ceremony
Where: Facebook Live: Register Here
Wednesday October 24th 5PM MST
where I will burn this letter on Facebook Live and you too will burn your letter and finally release it back to where it came from.
My story does NOT define me and neither does YOURS.
You are no longer ALONE and we as sisters will gather in sisterhood and burn up our PAST.
All you need to do is to write a letter to someone you need to forgive. Maybe it’s yourself!
We will allow these letters of forgiveness or letters of grief or whatever you no longer need from your past to return to where they came from.
You have less than 1 week to find your letter or write one, so that you can stand in your power and be set free!
For the rise of YOU
For the rise of ME
For the rise of SHE~Rebecca Campbell: Light Is The New Black
We are on this journey together dear sisters! I am a stand for you!
Let’s HANG up the calls from the PAST and set ourselves FREE!
I am honored to be on this journey with you
Feel free to share with us in the comments below who or what you will be releasing!
Please forward this to your friends and let’s rise sisters!
I just spent the past several hours facilitating a Ladies Brunch and workshop on Healing Herpes in my home. What a magical event!
I opened up the afternoon by sharing my story of how fifteen years ago, I contracted herpes on a post college trekking trip high in the Himalayan mountains. I shared how my world came tumbling around me as I faced my greatest fears….that no one would ever love me again and that I would never be able to bear children naturally. Thankfully I was wrong, but I’ll never forget how that tiny, windowless room in a dilapidated backpackers hotel became my cave of isolation for three whole days. An endless stream of tears and waves of despair, anger, shame and frustration overwhelmed me. Would I…could I… have a life after a herpes diagnosis? At that time, the only ray of hope was from the crack of light piercing through the hotel room door. Everything else seemed dark…a mystery waiting to unfold. (Want to read more about my story from shame to love? Click here)
First and foremost, I want to acknowledge the women who shared their stories today at our Pink Tent™ event. It takes a great deal of courage to share your story publicly in a room full of women you have never met. These women stood in their power and shared some of their deepest and darkest secrets and fears. Not only were they brave enough to attend our event, but they took it a step further and dove deep into the emotional facets that bind us from healing herpes. Feelings of shame, guilt, anger and unworthiness were at the core of every story.
Listening to these women tell their stories brought me right back to that windowless room in Katmandu. I recalled how the crack of light from the hallway pierced through my darkest of nights. How at that time, I could have never conceived the life I am living now. My dreams did come true, but back then, the brightness of the sun and the world of possibilities for me would have been too bright for me to embrace. I truly would have been blinded by the light and the plan that God or The Divine had in store for me.
After working with women from around the world, I now realize that some women have lost access to their dreams. They have given up hope and even worse, they self sabotage their future with toxic substances and thoughts of betrayal, guilt, shame,and negative self talk. When I ask them to share with me what they want in life, they respond by saying that they have no idea. They can easily rattle off the things in life that they DON’T WANT, but they are hard pressed to even come up with one thing that they desire. They forgot what it was like to be in their joy and to feel fulfilled in their lives. Herpes was like a thief in the night, robbing these women of their dreams.
Wherever you might be on your journey of healing herpes, your first step is to share your story and know that you are not alone. Life has a way of beating us down and over time we become numb to what else is possible. Sharing your story is cathartic and our Pink Tent™ community is the perfect forum for you to get educated, empowered and inspired. Even if you think you have lost your ability to dream, you haven’t! Herpes can be devastating, but you can pick yourself up and move in the direction of your dreams.
If the word “dream” seems too out there for you or too much, just think of one small thing you can do today for yourself to bring you comfort and joy. What did you used to do when you were a little girl? Did you dance to music when no one was watching? Did you pick flowers or gaze up at the stars in wonderment? Get back in touch with your inner child. Take time to date yourself and fall in love with YOU before you even consider dating again. Go to an art show, take up dancing, or cooking. The KEY to healing herpes is to love yourself; wholly and completely. The best way to do that is to take one baby step in the right direction. Just like that crack of light piercing the night in my hotel room, think of one ray of hope for yourself and do one thing that brings you joy. Chose love and don’t let it slip away. Live. Love. Thrive.