Understanding Self-Forgiveness: Finding Peace Within Transformation

Danielle Aime
5 min readJun 24, 2019

A Roadmap to Understanding Self-Forgiveness

Ahhh, forgiveness. The elusive, seemingly impossible dream. This entire topic is a real B, isn’t it? Forgiveness is a big area of exploration these days for my clients and a huge part of the equation to finding personal and spiritual freedom. I won’t lie, understanding self-forgiveness is even harder and is the work of a warrior.

What is forgiveness? Is it always necessary to forgive? Who do you forgive first? And how do you start forgiving yourself? These are just a few questions on this monumentally confusing topic that confront us as we move through personal transformation.

I know what a confusing mess forgiveness can seem like when you are starting down the road of spiritual awakening, so I’ve created this post as a roadmap to help get you started with understanding the basics of forgiveness and the process of starting where it matters most — yourself.

What is forgiveness?

The dictionary version of forgiveness is “to cease to feel resentment against”. It’s almost laughably simplistic, isn’t it? As simple as it sounds, there is usually no straight-line path to forgiveness. You don’t start at anger, resentment, and hurt and just walk on over to everything is awesome. If only it were…

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Danielle Aime

an intuitive life mentor and spiritual healer who helps women take the aligned action they need to start feeling the massive happiness they deserve.