Real quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a betrayal that still stings? Does something that you still resent and are holding against someone pop into your awareness?
How are you feeling about it now?
Are you resentful?
Have you been withholding Love from this person?
Have you banished them to the edge of your life?
When there’s a betrayal, or seeming betrayal, it can stir up a big nasty pot of ugly intensity. The old betrayal that simmers is like a nest of termites silently eating away at our happiness – and we may not even really cognize what’s going on, because we don’t want to.
Why wouldn’t we want to?
Because the feeling of overwhelm and helplessness often accompanies a betrayal.
Consider this: a betrayal seems to happen when we place our trust in someone and they don’t value that, they dishonor it and do something that is not in our best interest. The sense of betrayal is often accompanied with a strong sense that we don’t matter and it goes right to the root of a feeling that many people have, but don’t acknowledge.
What seems like a betrayal often feels like an affirmation that we aren’t worth sh*t – to put it super bluntly. It’s like a stab in the gut on top of a festering wound. It’s like pouring gasoline on the painful fire of our own sense of worthlessness.
We focus  all the anger ,and fear, and hurt that is burning in that fire of worthlessness, and then turn it back on the one who seemed to betray us. It’s as if the self-hatred gets projected out onto them. It’s easier and more tolerable to hate the one who betrayed us than to hate ourselves.
Betrayal is a HUGE distraction from our awakening and healing. It’s like agreeing to inject a virus directly into our heart  and let it spread to all of our organs.
These can be the hardest things to forgive – and nearly impossible – until you know what’s really behind it all. And that’s why I’m going to break it down on my radio show  today. Join me live or get the download later.
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