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Healing: The Community’s Role

Without community, true healing cannot occur. Forgiveness is an essential part of healing and it is very difficult to forgive ourselves for past transgressions. We need an unconditionally loving community with which to share those past mistakes, otherwise we are always in doubt about whether or not we are truly accepted for the injury or hurt or misdeed that we have done. Our true core knows that we are good and lovable, but our mind always challenges that conclusion, unless we have been raised unconditionally for the first seven years of our life. In those first years of journeying on the earth we are usually corrected and criticized for doing all kinds of things—even if it is just spilling milk at the table.

So, we develop a thinking patte