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The Book: "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise L. Hay
March 27, 2008
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Anyone read this one?

I pulled it off my shelf recently.

Actually, the receipt inside is dated 10/04/02!

It just happens to be a very fine "gift edition" with wonderful colorful illustations on each page.

To be honest, I have pretty much just poohed-poohed this whole "the world is a wonderful place" type stuff.

Afraid I had too much anger to finally deal with FIRST before grasping these concepts.

But now, I am taking another look at it.

Saw Louise Hay recently (for those of you that follow PBS broadcasts) on Tavis Smiley this week and thought...well maybe this woman now - of 80 something years old really has it going on.

So, I pulled it from my bookshelf for another look-see.

Makes loads of sense to me now.

Funny, how I immediately equated this type of reading with somehow disregarding intense feelings of betrayal etc along with other "negative" feelings....but now - am finding that it is quite validating and wise.

Bottom line: We just have GOT to let go of the resentments of the past.

(Geesh - I would love for it to be any other way....)

But it just ain't.

It just ain't.

Damn hard bitter pill to swallow.

But you know something what?

The more I entertain this notion....if only for just (literally now) 2-3-4-5 seconds...the more relief I finally feel.

My sense is that once we are finally able to GET BEYOND the feelings of resentment...the things that keep us STUCK...the things that trickle down to our minds that says that to live a peaceful and happy life is to somehow let the abuser "off the hook" etc.....IF and WHEN we can ever get to just the other side of that....man oh man...how the universe might work to and in our own best behalf.

(Just a real bitter pill to swallow at first....you know?)

I'm kind of at that cross-roads right now.

Can anyone else relate?

March 27, 2008
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I hear you. The book made a lot of sense to me when I read it years ago. But it didnt change my thinking. Insight came and soon vanished when the recording in my head began again. As for my bad feelings, well many creeped right back as I closed the book. It was really inspirational though, and I hope to be more receptive to it when I pick it up again. I´d hav to buy or laon it again, but Im sure it is a good read to entertain and lift our spirit. Hugs.

March 27, 2008
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Sounds good to read.

The only thing is: I forgave and forgave and forgave my abuser (my mother), she would still DO the same damn things just in a different way each time! I did this up until shortly before her death, AND she did one more thing to me! I could not forgive her and cannot forgive her....even now.

I am not yet ready to let go of the resentments I still have for what she has done to me and to my family and others.

March 27, 2008
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As for the other abusers in my life...I have forgiven them and I have let those resentments go. They are now accountable to God for their abuses to me and others. And I am a true believer that 'what goes around, comes around' and it does 'come around'.

March 30, 2008
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It's hard to let go when you are still adversly affected by the abuse and there has been no recompense or even acknowlegement of the abuse.

The abusers keep on abusing and that leads to guilt... or should in my opinion, if they cound have been confrunted and stopped or at least exposed.

Those are just thoughts...Just thoughts....

March 30, 2008
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I struggle with the notion of just "letting go" because it's not that easy. You got to work it out - from the inside out and then IT will let itself go.

I wish it were that easy to be healed. But what I am learning is that it is a lot of work to be healed.

May us all be able to do the work.

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