Did you have a harrowing childhood? Are you still recovering from the abuse or rejection of a parent?
Or did you have a good childhood and then you got rejected by a parent because of the life you live?
Either way, I am sure that you would want to forgive your parents for what they did and move on.
That is not easy, you say. How can you simply turn the other cheek, forgive and forget, and all those cliches when you are hurting every day of your life?
What if there is another way? What if you can become a stronger, wiser person and then move on, not from a position of superiority but with wisdom and Love?
Tune in to The Elsabe Smit Show on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 6 pm GMT using this link: https://www.facebook.com/AskElsabeSmit/videos. PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIME. THE SHOW IS NORMALLY ON SUNDAYS AT 4 PM GMT, BUT THIS ONE IS AN EXCEPTION.
The show covers a range of topics related to the creation process, from becoming aware of your destiny, through shaping your thoughts and actions, to learning the wisdom from your experiences and practising forgiveness.
You will not forgive them as long as the focus is on them rather than on you.
The Sunday of Forgiveness is the last of the preparatory Sundays before Great Lent and it has two themes.
Firstly the day is meant to commemorate Adam's expulsion from Paradise, and celebrate the hope of re-entering Eden.
One of the main questions that the Church of England seems to be grappling with – or at least those questions that got the headlines – are around whether women and gay men are good enough in the eyes of God to become bishops.
I have recently returned from a trip to South Africa, where I was born and spent my first forty-three years in this life.
A week before I went there, serious xenophobic attacks broke out and sadly, many people met a violent end.
I was asked by friends in the UK whether I thought it was wise to go there, and my answer was