The term peace has become even more ubiquitous in recent times, however, lasting inner and outer peace cannot be attained without its sister, Forgiveness. Making peace is a delicate process both known to politicians, healers, and psychotherapists. Partly peacemaking has to do with negotiating terms and making agreements, that are acceptable for both parties. It is more a masculine, left-brain process. The agreement is almost the easy part. The other side of peacemaking is forgiveness which is an emotional process more right-brained, often associated with the feminine energy. Though friends, family, and spirituality often suggest we simply forgive, and let it go, it is not as easy as it seems. You can not let go and forgive on instruction, by simple will. In the deepest layers of your identity, your heart is involved. Before forgiving and sending love and metta often we need to go through an emotional cleansing process through our own anger, fear, and at times trauma. This work is also necessary if we want to turn peace agreements into lasting peace. These universal principles apply to individuals in everyday situations when they get hurt, to couples at difficult times and divorce, and also to nations in the times of war, and after that. We will explore together how these two processes need to show up in balance and how they relate to the Wilberian stages of consciousness.