someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
the lovers, the dreamers, and me.
Letter to God II
do you ever feel remorse? the story of ra suggests that a being whom regular people would consider god-like suffered in the very least pangs of feelings akin to human remorse or regret. is it true?
have you ever looked back on a past life, seen egregious errors, and realized with a sudden sickening feeling that devastating events from which you currently suffer, and of which you believed yourself to be completely innocent, were in fact set into motion by none other than you? "all is one," they say, with nothing but the highest intent. does that mean they who utter those words share in my overwhelming guilt?
i have learned, and have taught others, that shame is a toxic emotion, a needlessly toxic emotion, one that poisons our ability to live healthy lives. as i look back and see with bitter disappointment how i poisoned my own current life by poorly judged actions 500 years ago, current theories on toxic shame seem to fall short of reality. i am ashamed of my own actions, as i look back on them 500 years after the fact. they are inexcusable. i cannot find the words to describe how reprehensible i feel them to have been.
have you been there? do you know what it is like?
the hawaiian practice of ho-oponopono address exactly what you are talking about paul. yes, i, as i observe and become aware of the shame you are experiencing from some previous lifetime, am also responsible and share your pain. the mantra from ho-oponopono is, as i am sure you know, " i'm sorry, please forgive me, i love you, thank you." i am, as part of you and part of the whole, as i am aware of it, also the perpertrator of that action. i am in the depth of my heart sorry that i did those things, thought those things, created those things. i humbly ask forgiveness that my co-creative action brought those things into existance. i hold you, and all involved and the whole in unconditional love. i offer sincere and unending thanks and gratitude that you accept my love and offer forgiveness.
sharing in the guilt is choice. there in no necessity of guilt as forgiveness of self as well as others negates guilt. regret yes, guilt and remorse no. dwelling in guilt and remorse is like picking the scab. true forgiveness is healing and cleansing and resolves the past. the consequences remain and thus the regret remains. it is the lesson.
i need say no more.
i'm sorry, please forgive me, i love you, thank you.
Originally Posted by berry chastain
indeed a very beautiful post and deep in the heart as well. i feel your senserity and concern for knowledge from this..
beautiful letter, if i was god i'd take note and visit one day =]