I’ve Made it to the Big Screen

I am always irritated when people are late. Ronna Prince and Donald Backstrom were so late arriving for my July, 2010 workshop at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts, I almost turned them away.  But something stopped me, and I let them enroll even though they had missed quite a lot of content.  I realized later that it was divine intervention.

Ronna’s story was prolonged childhood sexual abuse, and she was still full of repressed rage.  Not only could you feel it, you could see it in her face.  She had worked hard on it, though, and was determined to make a movie to help others who had experienced the same kind of thing.  But the film was stalled and she was stuck and, for some reason, was unable to move ahead on the project.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2013: In March the much changed film, entitled Sacred Journey of the Heart, premiered in Sedona. It immediately began to win wide acclaim. It is now being screened in cities all around the country — next week in Atlanta.  So, what happened?

According to Ronna, it was all due to Radical Forgiveness and what she had experienced in that workshop.  Immediately after it, she scrapped the film she had already begun and started over.  The film she and co-producer Donald Backstrom produced became the vehicle with which to share her wound, her rage, her vulnerability and, as a result of opening her heart, her healing.

She had realized that Radical Forgiveness was the key, and she chose to go through her process on her own film using ‘Satori’, the Radical Forgiveness Game, as the vehicle.  In the film, the viewer gets to see her moving through her healing journey for real, and it is both shocking and beautiful to see.  We get to see her literally transform before our eyes, and we get the healing too.  

When you see how she looked at the beginning of the movie compared to the end, when she engages many teachers and spiritual masters in the conversation about the meaning of healing, the difference is staggering.  She is like a different person, younger and more beautiful than before, the pain having been transformed into a profound peace in her heart.

Ronna was adamant that since Radical Forgiveness was such a huge part of her healing journey, I should be included in the film, along with many great teachers, and that the Radical Forgiveness process itself should feature prominently.  They brought a film crew from Arizona to Atlanta to record my conversation with her and to film the Gender Healing Ceremony.  I am delighted with the result and am very proud to be associated with the film.  We run the trailer for it on the Home Page.

Ronna has since become a certified Radical Forgiveness coach and is taking the message of Radical Forgiveness with her as she tours with the film.  She and Donald will be screening the movie at the One World Church in Marietta on Friday, May 3rd and will follow that with a 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. workshop on Saturday.  They will share their experience and demonstrate the principles of Heart Math.  In the afternoon, JoAnn and I will offer the Radical Forgiveness Circle Ceremony.

It will be a wonderful event, I am certain, so if you are in the Atlanta area, be sure to make it a priority.  Tickets for the screening are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.  Tickets for the workshop are $120 pre-sale and $125 at the door.  Get your tickets online at www.sacredjourneyoftheheart.com/ under the Film Events tab.  I look forward to seeing you at both events.  Don’t miss it!



P.S. There are also events planned in the Arizona area.  You can read about them at http://www.sacredjourneyoftheheart.com/Screenings/Events

P.P.S. Follow this link to purchase a copy of this inspirational film (currently only available in the USA);  https://cu116.infusionsoft.com/go/SJOTH_DVD/cp/


7 thoughts on “I’ve Made it to the Big Screen

  1. Tara Lila Rose

    Wow! I know that this connection with you must be divine because I was thinking about writing a novel about my history of sexual abuse and ling healing journey and ended up getting distracted by a writing contest thru Glamour magazine, owned by Conde Nast in NYC and it turned out to be a fraud and no winner was ever announced! This contest was advertised in the Sept issue in 2008. Soon after that experience I launched a radio show called Voice Of Spirit and I produced an entire show to the topic of phony contests to alert folks to some of the red flags or warning signs.

    I am originally from NY and moved to Sedona where I had an experience that was what you might call the straw that broke the camel’s back and ironically I spent a month at Kripalu before I moved to Sedona where I lived for 13 months. I have done an extraordinary amount of work on myself and also helping others and have written and produced programs and articles, etc. I have a very rich and varied background and have much to offer and to bless humanity with and rouse it from its insanity…you might say. Lol…thank God for my sense of humor which is big part of my healing ad are mant other wonderful modalities too numerous to name. I’d really like to know if it’s possible to connect with Ronna and Colin and I may be interested in becoming a radical forgiveness practitioner as well.
    Please communicate with me and let me know your thoughts on this.

    1. admin

      Lots of synchronicities here, right? Seems you must be getting a message. I hope it is that you will find the training we offer to be what Spirit wants you to do. Being a Radical Living coach is a great way to help people if that is what you are led to do. Check the training out on this site and see what you think. If you want to connect with Ronna go to her website, http://www.sacredjourneytotheheart.com


  2. Raya Johansson

    Colin, you say:”I am always irritated when people are late”.
    Now, what is it in you that you get irritated? Would you go through the process of finding from your unconscious or subconscious the belief about you, which comes out as irritation when someone else is mirroring it back to you? Would you then be willing love, accept and forgive yourself of having the belief and then thanking God you are healed? Would you be willing to share your experience with everyone else, so all could learn?

    1. admin

      Hi Raya,
      Thanks for the confront. I am very aware that lateness is my issue. I’m obsessive about being on time and hate to be late. At some time in the past I must had developed this anxiety but I can’t put my finger on it. I think being late, especially consistently, is a control drama, so perhaps my need to control is being resonated. I have a good friend who I love but is always late and I frequently have to do a worksheet on her. But it upsets me less and less so I must be healing something.


  3. Ed Mowrey

    Look what you created! I’m looking forward to seeing it–which I’ll probably do by getting one of the Unity churches here to bring it to town. –Ed

  4. Maria T

    I first met you when filming a portion of this movie in Alpharetta. I congratulate you and thank you so very much for how you have blessed my life.

    It was an amazing workshop. Then on my way home, my stepson revealed terrible news that took me from a euphoric state to darkness all in one night. I had a hard time dealing with that. I saw your offer for a workshop in Dahlonega shortly after. It was cathartic. You helped me release so much that didn’t begin with that one incident that I “created”. You also introduced me to whom my children call my “Sunday Friends”. These three other ladies and I to this day still hold a Powershift call every Sunday. My deep friendship with them has helped me work through so much. I have learned to truly and radically forgive and to demonstrate love and compassion to most situations. Now you will be in my backyard for the screening. It feels like all is coming to full circle and I am so elated to see you and Joann again.

    A zillion thank you’s! My love to you and Joann, wishing you much success with this movie and your quest for worldwide radical forgiveness.

  5. Charmaine Z. Bright

    “Jill’s Story” is an abridged version of the first chapter of Radical Forgiveness. It is a true story, and through it’s telling Colin brilliantly illustrates his radical forgiveness concept. If you are moved by this story… if you can relate in some way to this story… then read the book. It changed my life – really!

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