You have within you one single soul quality that can change your thinking, change your life, change your relationships, and change your health. That quality is Forgiveness. Yet, forgiving is one of the hardest things to do. Why? Because the mind creates the illusion that not forgiving is protecting you. It's leading you to believe that hanging on to the hurts and traumas, and the stories they create are somehow benefiting you.
The mind sees forgiveness as requiring you to forget, and that isn't going to happen because the mind takes the hurts and traumas and stores them in your memory banks for safe keeping. It believes those hurts and traumas, their strong emotional charges, and the stories they create are important to your emotional well being. Your mind believes that at some point and time, it's going to need to pull them from your memory archives and use them to stop you from engaging in situations and relationships that will cause you to feel hurt again. Unfortunately, the opposite is true because without forgiveness, you'll find yourself hooked into the strong emotions that perpetuate your feeling hurt. You'll find the stories the hurt created will affect your behavior, and ultimately will end up defining who you are through your fears and insecurities.
Another reason forgiveness can be so difficult is because in every relationship there's an emotional exchange that's constantly taking place, and this exchange makes it easy to feel the other person's emotions and mistakenly believe they're yours. That's why it's often hard to figure out who to forgive. Do you forgive yourself or forgive the other person? This emotional exchange also creates an energetic cord that serves as an open conduit between you and the other person, leaving you vulnerable and hooked into their energy. At the same time, it can leave you feeling sad and drained of energy. If the cord remains even after the relationship has ended you'll find yourself reliving the story, and feeling the strong emotions over-and-over again.
Join Carol for this Saturday Soul Gathering as she shares how the Soul sees forgiveness. She'll discuss the intimate connection between forgiveness and empathy. You'll learn that the soul sees the act of forgiving as the acknowledgment that the soul agreement between you and the other person is complete. You'll learn how cutting the cords can help you separate yourself from the stories, the strong emotions, the old baggage, the unhealthy attachments, and release you from the connections that are no longer serving you.
In this Soul Gathering you'll learn how:
- Forgiveness sets healthy boundaries
- Cutting cords frees you from the past and creates the closure needed to move forward
- Stepping outside of the story allows you to move beyond the story
- Forgiveness works on three levels
- Forgiveness awakens you to new experiences and new choices
The Saturday Soul Gathering is held the first Saturday of each month at the Ritberger Learning Center, in Cameron Park, CA. While each gathering is designed as a standalone event, the information shared will set the intention for succeeding gatherings. The gatherings are lecture and experiential in nature, so bring a journal that you can dedicate specifically to capturing the wisdom held within your soul.
I hope you'll join me for this insightful exploration into forgiveness, and learn how much easier it will be to do the emotional work with people if you're no longer corded to them. By cutting the cord, you're setting yourself free from the emotional connection, and the ties that bind you.
Light & Love,