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Authors: Iyanla Vanzant

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I now ask for and claim your forgiveness for judging you because

I now ask for and claim your forgiveness for judging you as

I forgive any and all judgments you have held about me or against me. All is clear between us now. We are both free to live our lives as divine expressions of our Creator. I bless you, and I release you. I bless myself, and I claim my freedom.And So It Is!   Signature                                            Date


With love and gratitude, I would like to thank and acknowledge my beloved and supportive editor, Cheryl Woodruff; my manager, Rodney Scott; and my dear friend and longtime attorney, Kenneth L. Browning. Nothing I do in the world would be possible without the support and encouragement of the faculty of the Inner Visions Institute. I would like to express my deepest love and appreciation to Almasi Wilcots, Rev. Helen Jones, Rev. Elease Welch, Rev. Nancy Yeates, Rev. Terrie Bowling, Rev. Deanna Mathias, Rev. Lydia Ayo’MuAshe’ Ruiz, Rev. Deborah Chinaza Lee, Ken and Renee’ Kizer, Robert Pruitt, Jackie Smith, Rev. Rosetta Hillary, Jackie Smith, Rev. Maxine Legall, Charlotte Wilson, Rev. Tammy Manly, Rev. Irene Oyabumi Robinson, Rev. Candas Ifama Barnes, Rev. Carmen Gonzalez, Rev. Cathy Chioma Gaynor and the IVISD God Squad, Danni Stillwell, Yahfaw Shacor, Min. Laura Rawlings, Rev. Lizelle Robinson, Janet Barner, and Ebun Adelona. Barbara Perkins, thank you for steering the ship into the next port.

To my friend and brother, Ben Dowling, a master musician, I thank you for the generosity of your spirit and for allowing me to share your music with the world. The notes, chords, and harmony of your soul lend to a miraculous completion of the project.

To my brother, friend, and teacher Frank Ellis, whom I have never met face-to-face, thank you for guiding me through the beauty ofA Course in Miracles.The four years we have spent together on the pages of my e-mails have been some of the sweetest times of my life. You are a true gem in God’s crown.

To my friend and Coach Lindsay Kenny, for giving a new lease on life and a process that makes me a permanent tenant in all of the goodness life has to offer. Words cannot adequately convey the depths of my gratitude. I say thank you, but I am also tapping about how much I love and appreciate you.

I would also like to thank the entire production team ofIyanla: Fix My Lifefor holding the vision and supporting the work I do in the world. Thank you, Sherri Salata, Eric Logan, Jill VanLokeren, Jon Sinclair, Robert Wesley Branch, Terry Goulder, Cela Sutton, Erica Bryant, Kelly Jansen, Naha Datt, Arelene Wilkinson, Gillian Carter, Maya Alexander, Danny Beers, Lori Read, Rachel Winn, Julie Anderson, Julie Maisel, Dana Brooks, and of course Ms. Oprah Winfrey.

To my children Damon and Nisa, you are the wind beneath my wings. Thank you for choosing me to usher you into life. To my grandchildren Asholae, Oluwa, Niamoja, Adesola, Kimani, Xavier, David, Onaje, and the baby girl Iyanni, I just want you to know I love you.

Ms. Chavon Kells, you are simply the best. My BFF Rev. Shaheerah Stevens; my spiritual mother Raina Bundy, and my Godfather Awo Oshun Kunle, your prayers are my oxygen. To the members of my Ile’ LaTonia Taylor, Herman, Suzette and Kimberly Perry, Aldo V. Clarke, Ronald King Sheppard, and Adegbola Nobles, thank for always being willing to take second place. Finally, to you Oluku’se C.M. Plaskett, for every trip to every airport, regardless of the time, I thank you!


Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Forgiveness Friends for their generous contribution of their stories.

Day 5: I Forgive My Father, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Rev. Candas Ifama Barnes. All Rights Reserved

Day 8: I Forgive My Weaknesses and Failures, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Rev. Lydia Ruiz. All Rights Reserved

Day 9: I Forgive My Choices, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Rev. Manazerine Baptiste. All Rights Reserved

Day 11: I Forgive My Job, Work or Career, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Caryn Daniels. All Rights Reserved

Day 12: I Forgive Women, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Vikki Lemar. All Rights Reserved

Day 14: I Forgive My Partner/Ex-Partner, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Almasi Wilcots. All Rights Reserved

Day 15: I Forgive My Brother/Sister, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Rev. Beverly Saunders Biddle. All Rights Reserved

Day 17: I Forgive Others, Forgiveness Friend Story. Copyright © 2013 Rev. Matthew Cartwright. All Rights Reserved


From welfare mother toNew York Timesbest-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Award winner, from broken pieces to peace, Iyanla Vanzant is one of the country’s most prolific writers and public speakers and among the most influential, socially engaged, and acclaimed spiritual life coaches of our time. Host and producer of the breakout hitIyanla: Fix My Lifeon OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Iyanla Vanzant’s focus on faith, empowerment, and loving relationships has inspired millions around the world.



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