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Mastering The Potent Power of Apology and Forgiveness

By Lisa Miliaresis, Psychic Medium

Most everyone is familiar with the idiom “To err is human, to forgive is divine.”


Forgiveness is a frequent topic raised in the channeling sessions I have conducted over many decades. Sometimes it’s the soul who’s offering an apology to the loved one attending the session. Other times it’s the living person who says “I’m sorry” to the departed spirit.


An apology—regardless of the giver and recipient—is a powerful force in both the physical and spirit worlds. “I’m sorry” has the power to heal emotional wounds that could otherwise fester. Likewise, learning to accept an apology and forgive a transgressor, whether living or departed, can lead to greater awareness.  


During the early years of my own awakening, I would see a floating windowpane with many entities on the other side of the window. They looked like normal people, except that they were translucent.


I became aware that the faces in the window were souls who were trying to speak to me. Their mouths were moving, but I couldn’t hear their words. I was perplexed; I didn’t understand why these spirits were appearing to me, what they were trying to say, or what I was supposed to do about it.


I prayed for clarity and eventually understood that these souls wanted to communicate. I began to watch more carefully and listen. I began to understand that spirit communicates through symbols. Slowly I deciphered and comprehended these symbols, and the process evolved into a two-way communication between the spirit world and myself.


“I’m sorry” was the message I’d often receive. As I perfected my channeling skills, I was able to deliver these and other important messages to the living through my channeling sessions.


I’ve come to understand the power of communication, and that this exchange of information is just as healing to those in the afterlife as it is for the living. Messages are interpreted by spirits without judgment and through their higher perspective. As a channel, I feel a release and a sense of relief when I receive a message and relay it to a loved one. The same is often true when I deliver a message from a living person to a soul. Souls, like those who came to me in the windowpane, wish to be seen and understood.


As for forgiveness expressed during channeling sessions, one can forgive someone and still not agree with the behavior that caused the need for an apology. But accepting an apology can lift a burden and set one free. It also became clear to me that the communication was the beginning of a healing process.  Self-love is an important component to this process. When clients open up to giving themselves love about the subject, a deeper level of healing takes place.


Yes, to err is human, but forgiveness is truly divine—whether it’s experienced in the physical or spirit world.


Below are tools to assist in harnessing spiritual awareness, as well as healing and emotional energy:


  • The The Little Soul & The Sun, a children’s book by Neale Donald Walsch.

  •  Ho'oponopono: The mantra, “I love you; I am sorry; please forgive me; thank you,” is a practice of releasing past patterns to clear emotional and spiritual blocks. This mantra is easy to do and can be repeated throughout the day, either out loud or in your thoughts. In my interpretation, there are two components to this mantra: (1) The divine exists within each of us; (2) According to the Law of Attraction, I am 100% responsible for my actions. When you say, “I love you,” you are talking to the divine within you, and giving yourself self-love. When you say, “I’m sorry,” this is an apology for whatever harm you have done, either knowingly or not, and from the beginning of time to the present. “Please forgive me” is a humble request for forgiveness. Gratitude is expressed by saying, “thank you.”


For further understanding of this simple powerful practice:


  1. Read the book, Zero Limits by authors Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len

  2.  Check out the link,, where Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona writes, “If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.”


Medium and author Lisa Miliaresis channels and teaches internationally through group and individual sessions, bringing public awareness to the symbolic language of the soul. Contact her through her website

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