Old 01-28-2006, 12:15 PM
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The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

An essential aid to following the path of the inner voice is practicing forgiveness.
Resentment comes from the Latin word resentir to feel over and over again.
By repeatedly re-experiencing the old resentments, we are less apt to hear our intuition, which exists only in the present.
When Jean married, she had not completed her unfinished business with her father. Consequently, she projected her old resentments onto her husband. Her desire to love him was distorted by the hurt and anger from the past.
This is why it is said that until we complete our source relationships,
we are never truly in another relationship.
Forgiving can also help you take back your power.
As long as you believe that someone else's actions are the cause of your present difficulties, you are powerless to change.
Letting go of blame allows you to take responsibility for
your life. All this adds up to a single point. Forgiveness is an act
of self-kindness. It liberates your life force. It completes the past.
Choose now to heal your old unfinished business. It is time to let go
of the pain. Place your hurt on an altar and surrender it to God. Set
your self and others free.

You are reading from the book:
Listening to Your Inner Voice by Douglas Bloch
Copyright 1991, by Douglas Bloch.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:24 PM
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This might sound daft but I think forgivness is the same as compassion, at least it feels like it to me.

It's felt like an awareness that the one who hurt me is as human as I am, as prone to error and absolute wrong but also capable of kindness. In the same way I think it's to understand that I am also capable of their wrong, just as I am of kindness. When I feel like that I have to admit being hurt has taught me something, so they've taught me something to make myself more aware.

I love the post above but that's how it FEELS like to me. Whenever I've been able to forgive, I've been happier for it.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:36 PM
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tooth for a tooth = everyone toothless...too.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:51 PM
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Amazing thread very true. We need to complete our source relationships. ABSOLUTELY
Thanks Gabe..
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Old 01-30-2006, 08:57 AM
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I had never heard the term "source relationships" before.

Certainly there is a lot to think about in this post.

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