Nelson Mandela’s Daughter speaks of Her Father, Forgiveness & More

The BBC interviewed Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, after Mandela passed last Thurs, Dec 5th, 2013. It’s a rich interview that reveals Mandela’s more human, family side. Nelson+Mandela+NelsonMandela5

Toward the end of the interview, Ms Mandela said she believed her father had fought not just for political freedom but also for spiritual freedom.

“He talks about the fact that it takes courage to forgive. Forgiveness is a very difficult thing,” she said.

“I think he knew that if he didn’t forgive, he would be forever imprisoned spiritually. The lesson we can take from his life is to have the courage to forgive other people.

“None of us are born hating another – we are taught to hate and if you can teach a human being to hate you can also teach a human being to love, to embrace and to forgive.”

Ah, may this wisdom travel the world ever more powerfully now that we have lost a truly great, courageous man, Nelson Mandela. Thank you, Nelson, for all you have contributed and exemplified. Deep gratitude to you and your spirit.

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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