The International Institute for Radical Forgiveness and Leadership (IIRFL) has been borne out of the Institute for Radical Forgiveness, which was developed by Colin Tipping in 1997. In 2018, Colin chosen Godfrey O’Flaherty to be the Custodian and owner of the Radical Forgiveness work. Godfrey has bought all the Radical Forgiveness Intellectual Property, as well as the business of Radical Forgiveness, as a Global Enterprise from Collin Tipping.
The Institute’s mission is to raise consciousness through expanding forgiveness across the globe. The IIRFL is the official international body which will govern all the work of Radical Forgiveness, globally.
IIRFL Around the World
Radical Forgiveness has been translated into 9 languages across 51 countries. The IIRFL accredit and register coaches across the globe, to add to its already thriving body of coaches and students.
Additionally, IIRFL will continue to expand its global reach, as it recently set up the Africa Institute Affiliatefor IIRFL. The Africa Institute will work throughout the continent in the field of forgiveness and as a bridge-building institution for individuals, organizations and communities.
Training and Development
Under the direction of Godfrey O’Flaherty, we are establishing a Centre for Research, to focus on coaching research about the impact of forgiveness and healing of the body, mind and soul. The Institute is in the process of refreshing our current Radical Forgiveness Coaching and developing other future programs, including:
revamping the existing Radical Forgiveness Master Coaching program;
developing an MSc program in transpersonal psychology, based on the Radical Forgiveness body of knowledge;
creating a Master of Art (MA) in Radical Forgiveness Coaching, which will be a step up from our Master Coaching Program; and
intending to develop Doctoral programs in those two fields in the future
The Colin Tipping Foundation
The IIRFL will house the Colin Tipping Foundation, in loving memory of Colin and his incredible work. This foundation will be a philanthropic organization, managed on behalf of funders. It aims to create projects and programs run under the Radical Forgiveness banner that will facilitate emotional healing around the world. Using the Radical Forgiveness methodologies, projects will include developing youth leaders, addressing gender base discrimination and guiding communities globally on dealing with social challenges. (Using the Radical Forgiveness technology, example projects include developing youth leaders, empowering woman and dealing with social challenges faced by communities around the world.)
IIRFL seeks to play a more active role in the education space. We aim to equip the youth globally, especially from disadvantageous communities to deal effectively with the challenges these communities face. With this aim in mind we strive to contribute constructively to the emotional wellbeing of young learners, throughout the world. The Colin Tipping philanthropy foundation will fund these international systemic forgiveness projects. The mission of the Colin Tipping Foundation is to facilitate emotional wellbeing, living with awareness and resilience which will enable learners to embrace, advance and develop their full human potential.
Finally, leadership development is also at the heart of the Institute’s future focus. With the IIRFL, Godfrey seeks to use his passion and experience in leadership development, by creating programs that will help leaders in communities, organizations and all walks of life to rise above their own egos and in so doing being released from their shadow that derails them from their purpose. In this way, the IIRFL aims to bring reconciliation and promote healing through Radical Forgiveness programs.
The International Institute for Radical Forgiveness and Leadership looks forward to partnering with you on this personal growth and development journey
Radical Living Module 3: Your World View – Six World Views
Radical Living Module 3: Your World View – Six World Views
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Question 1 of 7
1. “I take a rather scientific/secular/rational view of life. I think that human beings are simply part of the evolutionary spiral and that, like every other animal on the planet, we are born, we live, and then we die.
Yes, there’s a lot more to it than that, but that’s more or less it in a nutshell.
I am not a strong believer in a deity (God), though I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself an atheist. I am not inclined to think there is a reality beyond what I register with my five senses. If there is, I have no real idea what that might be like. I am certainly not in touch with it and wouldn’t know how to talk about it.
Forgiveness to me means making a conscious decision to let bygones be bygones.
I think life can be understood and explained by science and by logical reasoning. The theory of evolution makes perfect sense to me, and that means life has no meaning beyond the idea that we have evolved from a primeval soup, more or less accidentally.
My purpose in life has been to live it fully, earn good money, raise a family and make life as secure as possible because life can be hard, relentless, chaotic and randomly organized. Life is just a string of random events that happen by chance, and I have to respond in the best way I know how. Death is real and final. There’s nothing beyond death.”
Question 2 of 7
2. “My spirituality and my world view come directly from my religious beliefs. I tend to see the world in terms of a continual struggle between good and evil. I believe that evil does exist, and it is my job to stay vigilant and defend against the ever-present danger of evil (Satan) coming into my life.
God made this world, and He made me as well. He remains in heaven but is always watching and judging me harshly for having committed the original sin.
When I die, I hope He will judge me kindly, though, and I will go to heaven. If I don’t live a good life, I will go to hell.
I believe in being kind to others, but I believe forgiveness is not ours to bestow. All we can do is ask God (Jesus) to do it on our behalf, so in my book, forgiveness is prayer and ultimately, should the prayer be answered, Grace.
I believe that life is a matter of following the laws laid down by God. I don’t think science has the answers to life, and I think the answer to all my problems is prayer.
I think my purpose on this planet is to be good, to be kind and to serve the Lord. Life is cruel and nasty, and suffering is the result of sin – a kind of punishment and a way of atonement. With death comes judgment and either heaven or hell.”
Question 3 of 7
3. “I am somewhat open to spiritual ideas and find them intellectually interesting, but I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a very spiritual person. I am somewhat open to the idea that we come in to learn certain lessons, and I do try to interpret life this way, but I don’t find it easy in practice.
Even though I am quick to blame and see fault in others, I try to entertain the possibility that the person I am upset with is there to teach me something. I know I shouldn’t try to figure out what the lesson is, but I am an intellectual person and love to know the how and why of things. I also get it at the intellectual level that the person is providing an opportunity to learn and grow, but I find it hard to really integrate that into my being. So I always struggle with that in real life.
Again, I understand at the intellectual level that true forgiveness comes when we realize that everything happens for a reason, but in everyday life, find it difficult to put into practice.
I am still scientifically oriented and rational minded. I am skeptical of spiritual ideas though I am open to exploring them.
My approach to life is practical, secular and very much grounded in an everyday reality. It is my duty to do what I can to make life meaningful and beneficial, not just to myself but others too. I am concerned about the environment and social issues.
Beyond that, life is about becoming educated, earning good money, raising a family and making life as secure as possible because life can be hard and unforgiving. Life is just a string of random events that give me the chance to learn about myself.
I am doubtful about whether there is an afterlife, but I am not sure about that. That said, I don’t believe there is a hell.”
Question 4 of 7
4. “I see life as a mystery, not so much to be understood and figured out, but to be experienced as fully as possible. I think the most spiritual people are the ones who are most human.
I am very open to the idea that there is more than one reality. There is at least this physical reality that we inhabit bodily every day, but I am also very open to the idea that there is another reality that we cannot see which we might call the spiritual reality. I don’t think anyone really knows what that reality is; but when I open my eyes fully and feel into my gut, I sense evidence enough that such a reality exists. And, I am comfortable with that.
I have my own way of connecting with that reality and expressing my spirituality (e.g. organized religion, being a member of like-minded groups, meditation, retreats, healing, praying, chanting, etc.); and I am happy with this.
Forgiveness to me is done by extending compassion to the other person and seeing him or her as an imperfect human being just like me and everyone else.
I believe in angels, but I have my feet firmly on the ground and still have a hard time trusting life.
I’m not sure what I believe, but I feel intuitively that life is more than just earning money, owning more things and raising a family.
I do believe there is an afterlife and that our soul is immortal. If there is a God, I don’t subscribe to him/her being judgmental and angry and I don’t believe in Hell.”
Question 5 of 7
5. ” I am a spiritual being having a human experience.
By that, I mean that I have chosen to come to planet Earth in order to learn lessons and evolve spiritually. This is the school, and life is the curriculum. What happens during my life are my lessons.
I have come into the life experience with the desire to fully grasp what oneness is by experiencing the opposite of it — separation.
I had made agreements with souls prior to my incarnation that they would do things not so much to me, though it will feel that way while I am in a body, but FOR me. I also enroll others while I’m here to give me opportunities to learn. They look like my enemies, but I see them as my healing angels.
That’s how I see forgiveness — that everything that happens occurs for a spiritual purpose, and that while we remain accountable for what we do in the human world, in purely spiritual terms, nothing wrong ever happens.
I am now aware of being in two realities simultaneously. I am still predominantly living in the world of humanity and feel very much grounded in the experience of being human; but at the same time, I am very much conscious of my connection to Spirit and have a strong sense of why I am here.
I am comfortable with myself and am confident that life is supportive of me in general and is giving me lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Everything that happens is meant to happen the way it does for my soul’s growth. There are no accidents.
I use the Radical Forgiveness tools to release anything unlike love and Radical Manifestation tools to create the life I want. I am practicing the Radical Living lifestyle to the best of my ability.
Death is an illusion and is simply a transition from one vibration to another. We do not die. Only our bodies do.”
Question 6 of 7
6. “I am totally into metaphysics, and I see myself now as a very spiritual person.
One of the ways I see our life on this planet is being on the wheel of Karma, reincarnating over and over, lifetime after lifetime, learning lessons, balancing energies and evolving spiritually until one reaches completion.
I am in touch with the spiritual realm and receive guidance from that side of the veil. I have several spirit guides, and I talk with angels a lot.
I believe that we human beings are all part of the Godhead, the purpose for our lives being to assist God in expanding His/Her consciousness and, eventually, to co-create Heaven on Earth.
As far as forgiveness is concerned, I am certain in my own mind that everything is in perfect Divine order and that there is nothing to forgive.
I am able to live in both realities at the same time and am grounded in both. I embrace life and know what my purpose is in living this lifetime.
I am willing to feel my feelings fully whenever something upsetting occurs and then move through it quickly. I still use Radical Forgiveness worksheets to keep my energy field clear of things that might lower my vibration, such as resentment, jealousy, guilt and shame. I am willing to feel them but not to keep them. I can manifest what I need when I need it.”
Question 7 of 7
If there was no perfect match, why not take some time now and sketch out your own personal world view, taking some from the above examples combined with your own.
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