Rev. Sheila Gautreaux

Facing The Painful Challenges Of The Year Of Forgiveness!

Once the power of forgiveness is introduced every hidden upset shows up

When Rev. Sheila Gautreaux and her church congregation declared the year 2015 as The Year of Forgiveness, she was amazed at the suppressed anger and resentments that rose to the surface.
Rev. Sheila is the assistant pastor of the Unity Church of Walnut Creek, CA. She serves under the leadership of the pastor, Rev. David McArthur, who was honored as a 2012 Hero of Forgiveness by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance. Their Year of Forgiveness goal is to build a powerful foundation of forgiveness within their church. Instead of the rosy celebration they expected, their effort has brought them face-to-face with long seething resentments, slights and insults. Such negative emotions can, and often do, live beneath the surface of any organized group of people. According to Rev. Sheila, the challenge of achieving a state of deep forgiveness is both a blessing and curse. The emotional energy demands in dealing with long dormant issues are significant. There is also the pain of confronting her own errors and missteps that have contributed to the underlying discontent. On the other hand, the final achievement of the forgiveness state is joyous and incredibly satisfying.
Rev. Sheila Gautreaux will be honored as a Champion of Forgiveness at the 19th Annual International Forgiveness Day Awards Ceremony on Sunday August 2, 2015 where she will share her experiences and her vision for the future of forgiveness.
Rev. Sheila is an inspirational speaker, author, coach & teacher of the Radical Forgiveness discipline, retired opera singer, mother and grandmother. For the past 16 years, she has been presenting the esoteric teachings of the Bible in classes and workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. She is the founder of Spiritual DIVAS: Divinely Inspired Visionaries . . . Awakened, a motivational and empowerment process and program for women.