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    • Dreams Hi   Teal has a  "ask Teal"-video about dreams, but I also remember that she and Blake did a video together where they talked about one of Blake´s dreams and what it meant to him. I think it was a online workshop but I can´t seem to find it. Do anyone know where to find the video? I dream a lot and I try to get in to the different perspectives,but I find it hard to integrate them. I´t would be nice to watch that video again.  Thanx   xo  
    • On second thought, this may be why Teal said in the opening of her video that she was overqualified to teach forgiveness because her experience simply was too extreme. It would seem she went a step too far by identifying with her captor, but it's also no longer forgiveness at that point it's Stockholm Syndrome! (Her experience was on the level of being in a hostage situation!) But that also means she had no choice but to identify with this monster in order to cope with the situation. She's right, from this perspective the idea of spiritual "forgiveness" sounds like complete and total b.s.!!
    • Well, I agree the damned can only be forgiven by God and that it's meaningless for us to grant them such clemency. I think granting undeserved clemency is spiritual bypassing, which is why I find it so difficult to see Teal's perspective on the matter. Teal asserted that it was necessary for her to identify with her abuser's perspective before she could move into a space of forgiveness. My post is a counterexample to this assertion--the case in which identifying with the abuser is an impossibility. In this case, the abuser is inconsequential and not a necessary component to the healing process, at least in my view. I think Teal's example is so extreme I wonder if it's not a better example of Stockholm Syndrome than forgiveness? This also contradicts her assertion that "forgiveness" is a result of the healing process. If that were true, having compassion or showing mercy towards one's abuser (or captor) is a necessary step in the healing process. And I think we all agree that's not necessarily the case. As far as developing compassion or mercy for the damned is concerned, I still see this as going a bit too far. In Buddhism that's where the notion of reincarnation comes into play. Reincarnation awaits those who fail to achieve enlightenment or salvation in this lifetime--it's the consolation prize for having bad karma. In Christianity it's hell that awaits those who cannot be saved. Of course, I have Gnostic tendencies so I don't believe in the traditional view of hell. This view is also supported by the Buddhist Sadhana--now is a time of hell on earth (the Kali Yuga). Especially seeing how the New Age perspective jives well with this unorthodox view of hell and leaves room for reincarnation, I don't see this as a problem. I can see how the damned deserve our pity if you believe in the orthodox view of hell, however. But as far as New Age is concerned, until we are free from the prison of this earthly embodiment: poor us!
    • @Angeldust glad i could be of help! 😊
    • So glad you are here. Sorry i didn't see this sooner. How can I help? I'll watch your YouTube video now!
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