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For most of us, when we get upset, the natural tendency is to do something to make it wrong. I know so many people who were treated meanly as children and told that their feelings were wrong and bad.
Many have told me that when they were children, if they cried and were upset their parents would tell them, “shut up, or I’ll give you something to really cry about.” Not very compassionate.
When people aren’t compassionate, we can have compassion for them. That’s true compassion.
In the meantime, it’s essential to our well-being that we give ourselves the opportunity to feel our feelings and not make them wrong.
People have often said to me things such as, “I know it’s stupid, but when this happens, I feel …”
Feelings aren’t stupid. Feelings are profoundly helpful.
As I was sharing in my radio show yesterday about Grief & Grieving with ACIM, our feeling are the most helpful thing we have to support our awakening from the pain and suffering we’ve been in. It may seem hard to believe, but the feelings indicate an opportunity for healing. We can learn to be grateful that we’ve recognized an opportunity for healing, rather than curse the upset.
We can turn the upset over to Spirit for healing, which is exactly what ACIM tells us to do. And we can remember that fanning the flames of anyone’s upset, including our own, is not kind and will be the cause of a new effect that won’t be much fun.
Over and over again each day we can realize how helpful our feelings are. We can be grateful that we notice how we feel. We can recognize the opportunity to heal. We can call forth a miraculous healing, not of the upset, but of the cause. Let’s heal to the root to have new fruit!
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We’re an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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