END OF AN ERA

Nine years ago, after having spent all our 25 years of marriage living in the Atlanta area, we decided to split our time and live one half of every year in the States and the other half in England. That way I could easily work in Europe, spend time with my children and reconnect with the land of my birth.

This has usually meant our being in England from June to November and in Georgia for the other months. It has worked really well for us. In 2010 we rented a small garage apartment and were there for 2 years. Then in 2013 we bought a flat in Blaby, Leicestershire, and have been here until now.

But all good things come to an end when the time is right, and we have decided that now is the time to resume living full time in our home in Marietta. We are selling our beautiful little flat in Blaby and saying goodbye to much about this place we have come to love and the people we have come to know and treasure.

We are in the painful process of letting go of all that we have accumulated over the years, packing what we want to bring back to the States with us and preparing to fly back to the States on the 24th. It will be a wrench to leave it all not knowing if we will ever come back, given that I am not yet out of the woods with my cancer and may not be able to return. 

That has made it all the more heart wrenching for having to say goodbye to my children not knowing if and when I shall ever see them again. That said, they have been great and have dealt with it in much the same way as I have by being in a place of peaceful acceptance of whatever wants to happen and when. 

In my last email to everyone, I shared how much I shall miss the beauty of the English countryside so I won’t repeat it here, other than to say that I believe JoAnn has come to love it just as much as I do. We will both miss our walks this year and our exploration of villages all around England. The weather has been wonderful for us this year.

It makes sense to make this change now, so I can focus on my health and enjoy my life rather than keep running around the world doing workshops all the time. While we were working in Europe and earning money, we could make splitting our time between the two worlds work but not now. And number nine is the number of completion, so that’s where we are. I consider myself retired from active work and am feeling very complete.

And yes, we are also looking forward to being home again reconnecting with all our friends in the States who are just a wonderful bunch of people to be with. We are so blessed.

We will be in touch again once we are Stateside and have settled in. I have an appointment with my oncologist on the 26th, and I will ask him for another scan to see where things stand now having done a second round with the Cellsonic machine. He’s going to be surprised to see me looking so well! I will post an update on the Colin’s Wellness Journal Facebook page once I have that information to share.

Thank you again for all the love and support you’ve given JoAnn and me these last few years. It has meant more to us than you can possibly know.

Love and Blessings,

Colin

47 thoughts on “END OF AN ERA

  1. Lola

    We humans never let go voluntarily. Circunstances serve us the oportunities to hold onto things or to voluntarily accept the training of letting go. It is a courageous step of faith, trust and confidence with no garantees. It is one among the many blessings Radical Forgiveness work provide along the way. It hurts and also liberate us making us lighter. Tones of love and support to both of you from the bottom of my heart. And my gratitude for giving us so many and valuable keys and tools. All my affectionnate gratitude.

    1. maria fernanda gomez

      Dear Colin, I know what it means to leave a country that you love so much. Life is in constant change and so are we. I am sure you will be able in many ways to go back.
      Lots of love, Maria from Bogotá, Colombia

  2. Sandy T

    Dear Colin and JoAnn, many blessings to you both as you embark upon this part of your journey! I am so very grateful for your work that you have shared with so many! (I recommend Radical Forgiveness all the time!) Sending so much Love your way! 💜💜

  3. Lynn

    I have divided my life across the US and England (and have one child living in each country). I recently decided to go the opposite direction and have downsized my US possessions to 12 boxes and a van in preparation for the move to England next spring (feeling at my age I should choose one country or the other). I had a similar heart-wrenching experience: It was late Sunday night at Glastonbury Festival. I was flying back to the US the next day, leaving my daughter behind. I felt something deeper than our immediate separation; it was a historical memory imprinted in the genes and passed on by our ancestors who left England on boats for the New World and knew there was little chance of seeing the ones left behind again. It was a deep, tearful parting, like a grief unhealed even 6 generations later. The curious thing is that I never feel this way when I leave America and go to England.

    1. Eva alexandri

      Dear Colin. This is Eva from Athens, Greece. I would like to express a huge THANK YOU for all the inspiration love and support YOU gave me through your forgiveness book(the ony one I have read) but it’s like my Bible and it has helped me to understand and forgive and love not only the others but myself as well. Your mission has not been completed yet. We need you around. I am sending you my love, my blessinngs and a huge hug!!!! Get well soon!!!

  4. Anne golden

    In three days, the Radical Forgiveness workshop you led in Seattle in 1999 changed my life, my relationships, my work and my soul’s journey. I will sing your praises and love you forever. May your healing journey bring you joy and peace and radiance.

  5. Charlene Dixon

    Colin,

    It has been many years since I have read your book and done your weeken workshop in Georgia, but both have made a lasting impression on my life.
    I wish you nothing but health and happiness in the future. You may rest assured you have had a huge impact, not only on the people you have served, but on generations to come! Peace to you and your family!

  6. Michael Yeager

    You probably don’t remember me from a time your gave your radical forgiveness workshop at Unity Church in Houston. I started using the Radical Forgiveness book with my counselor CEU homestudy courses and have sold many during this time. Thank you and I trust many counselors have helped many with your wonderful process. I send prayers and as much healing light as I can you your family and close friends. I recently moved and can relate to the difficulty (grief) of leaving behind a wonderful living life experience. I specialize in “the grief process” with clients and am glad I had this knowledge to help me have, resolve and release my feelings. Marietta Georgia is a wonderful place from my 3 visits there. I will continue to use your book and help other heal. In closing I’d like to thank you for the gift of life Radical Forgiveness offers those who use it. Namaste Michael Yeager

  7. Karen Rafton

    Your work has been a blessing to countless people, including me, and it lives on. Deep gratitude, my friend, for a divine mission accomplished! I know you are good at enjoying life, and now, more than ever, is the time for you to do this. Relax and enjoy every precious minute and know you are loved by so very many! Sending blessings and love and gratitude! Karen Rafton

  8. Anne

    All the very best in the new era…I believe your healing presence full-time in the States will bring more benefits than we can fully comprehend right now. Thank you so much for your open heart and willingness to be you exactly as you are which continuously inspires me. Your courage and honesty are liberating. Love, peace and gratitude always, Anne xxxx

  9. Sand

    Collin, you and JoAnn remain in my thoughts and prayers. I live in Stone Mountain and I am mobile. When you return to Georgia, if there is any way that I can be of assistance to you both, please let me know.

    Peace, Love, & Blessings Always,

    Sand

  10. Karen A Bowen

    All my love and light to you, Beloved Colin. You are such a blessing in my life and in the lives of all those who have attended my RF ceremonies and all those I serve. My new book, One Conscious Choice: Karma or Grace, the Power to Transform Your Life, Relationships and Make a Difference in the World, references my work and training with you. I often tell of the wake up call I got in the coaches training back in 2005 when you exposed me to the class my saying,”What do you think, broken phone service in the hotel or the Universe saying “Wake the F..K up, Karen.” You are an important part of my story and thus my service to the world. Thank you for being you and doing all that you do. I surround you with the Sun Presence of the Cosmic Christ Action of the Violet Consuming Flame of Divine Love. Always and Ever, Karen A Bowen

  11. Claudia

    Thank you Colin, for the lessons of Radical Forgiveness quite a few years ago at Kripalu. May your journey continue with peace and the knowledge of having brought peace and freedom to me and so many people on this planet.

  12. Dorothy

    I echo all the sentiments and blessings stated above. I am deeply indebted to you for your insights and wisdom imparted in Radical Forgiveness. I wish you and JoAnne the highest of blessings, happiness and peace as you transition to a new way of life. I’ve had to do that too in the past ~5 yrs, and it ain’t easy! Yet, it’s part of our Soul Journey, which we agreed to before this incarnation, so let it be! Blessings! 🙂

  13. Ellen Newton Stetson

    Ever Onward! I am so thrilled that you have been able to live this life LARGE together! Katherine Whitner just sold her BIG home, moved to smaller sr apt in McKinney, TX. Joseph Transitioned April Fool’s Day this year, as his spirit would have it, Peacefully in sleep! We are downsizing too, bless your love for HOME.
    Blessings in your next chapter, you Rock our Planet, Much Love~~~

  14. Angelika

    Thank you for all dear Colin and JoAnn. When something ends in the same time is space for starting a new wonderful journey.
    Good luck! God bless you both. Forever you will have a place in our hearts!
    Angelika and Walter (he was in your class when it was raining cats and dogs 🙂 in Salzburg)

  15. Fred

    I am very grateful for all that you have shared with us over the years. I have encouraged dozens of people to read and use Radical Forgiveness. Many of them have been helped by the processes you have taught us. I am glad that you are finally taking the time to focus your energies on your own wellness. All the best, Fred

  16. Deb Flaherty

    I am still praying for you. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better and moving forward. Would you share with us your experience in detail regarding the cellsonic treatments? what were they like? who administers this? What is the cost? Where does one go to have this done? Is it available in the states?…. Looking forward to hearing back from you… God Bless you… Deb Flaherty….

  17. Barbara Pearson

    Sending much love and gratitude for all you have done for us as individuals and for the global community. Blessings to you both as you settle in to Georgia permanently. You truly in-spire us all!

  18. Gena Jefferson

    Dear Colin, It feels so good to hear that your putting yourself first. You’ve left a huge mark in the world of healing and now it’s time to rest, nurture yourself and know it’s all perfectly complete as you’ve said. You’re work will love on through others as we pass it on. I was introduced to you at Sacred Center New York and now I use your work with youth.
    May you find comfort in knowing that the world is praying for you and lifting you and your wife up through this journey. 🙏🏾☀️💕🍁🍂

  19. Deborah Hill

    My heart and prayers are and have been with you, Colin. Your work and dedication have been so important to so many. You are truly a blessing. I will continue my prayers and healings for you and know you will live your best journey.
    Also, if you’d like some sunshine, come visit us in Sarasota.
    Much love to you both.

  20. Kathryn Morgan

    Bless you both for all the work you have done, all the healing you have facilitated for so many others. Welcome “home” full-time, and may your newest adventure (retirement) be as rewarding as those behind you. Love & miss you both ~

  21. Catherine

    Blessings and love to you and your wife, Colin. I send best wishes to you both that your move is smooth and that good test results await you in Marietta. Thank you for your generous post and keeping us informed.

  22. Verónica Vera

    Dear Colin, Thank you for your heartfelt sharing. I have never taken a course with you. It doesnt matter. The heart is the heart. And my heart goes out to you and JoAnn, and hope the 26th will be bearer of excellent news! Blessings and love, Verónica

  23. Nancy

    Colin, please do not make the cancer yours. When you refer to my cancer, it becomes yours. We create our world and experience with our words. I offer this suggestion with thoughts of the cancer dissolving and transmuting back to love.

  24. Marla Ferguson

    Dear Colin and JoAnn,
    I have read your latest post a couple of times and feel the sadness that you have in leaving your beloved England and all that it has given you during this life – your children, close personal friends and just the joy of the land itself. And when I read it the first time, it felt like a bit of the victim was speaking through you. Of all that you may not ever have the chance to see or experience again. And what came through to me is a feeling like you felt you no longer have any choices. Which, of course is never true. And you and NOT a victim! But, in re-reading it again, perhaps I mis-read your meaning and you DO have a better feeling for this new life in Georgia. I certainly hope so and would be very glad for that. Because you have manifested SO many wonderful things in your life, surely this move will allow you yet another opportunity to manifest something else. Something even more wonderful than you can imagine! If you need to get back to England, the Universe will provide that for you! You are at a crossroads of pure faith that all WILL work out perfectly, as it always does. It just doesn’t maybe look exactly the way you wanted or thought that it would. I have a strong feeling that you still have much to offer the world, even in your retirement. It feels to me that you have at least 2 more books in you to give as gifts to the world, and one of them is your personal story of why you love England and what the blessing of having lived there brought to you. I’m not sure what the other book is about, but you’ll figure it out! Love and blessings to you both and deep gratitude for everything. I too have the fondest memories of Blaby.

  25. ap

    Dear Collins and JoAnn, all the best on this new chapter of life adventure, God speed and Blessings on this path. I enjoyed all your emails on Radical Forgiveness, some times its felt hard to understand but in the end it did make sense and I felt a lot better using your recommendations. Blessings

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