Recently, I ran into an Eckhart Tolle video on forgiveness. I’ve not written on the topic in a while, yet it’s a key expression of healing. I wrote a number of articles back in the day, including one where a group of us all posted articles on the same day (including my first podcast). As Eckhart describes in the second video, forgiveness also gets us off the wheel of karma (consequences).
Remember his background, though. It’s not necessary to wait for awakening to heal our traumas. The key is spiritual practices to soften the bindings and step us back from the drama.
At first, being conscious may mean learning to name how we’re feeling. Next step is actually feeling. This isn’t something we can think our way through. It means going beyond the labeling mind and being present to our emotions.
Allowing emotions doesn’t mean stepping into a drama, but rather just being with them as they are. If the mind starts to tell a story, notice that too, but don’t buy into it. Then we can fully experience the emotion and resolve it, often in just a few moments.
Without further ado…