Do you find yourself getting stuck in the process of forgiving? Sometimes in a effort to move on and put the past behind us, we try to forgive someone before we are ready. there are stages in the process of forgiveness just like there are stages to coming to terms with the cycle of death and dying. Respecting the natural cycle helps us to understand that, like the seasons, there is a time for growth and a time for cutting back, a time for hibernating and a time to enjoy the full bloom of summer. Learning to forgive is both a process and a practice. It requires that we do our will. It is no different to a spiritual practice. Indeed it IS a spiritual practice.