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/