Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Karmic healing

There's no accident in who we are attracted to and why we married them. It's in the seeds of our karma. Every person we attract into our lives is there to move us to the next phase of our personal evolution. They behave in whatever manner is necessary to show us the places where we need healing and make us confront the issues that prevent us from fulfilling our potential. When we take full responsibility for our lives, we understand that the relationships we find ourselves in are not mere accidents, but custom-designed opportunities to heal our emotional and spiritual wounds.

Debbie Ford, Spiritual Divorce

10 Comments:

Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I can pretty much attest to that.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Schroeder said...

Hmmm ... a little good with the bad, or a little bad with the good?

;-)

12:47 PM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Actually, both! :)

1:25 PM  
Blogger sophmom said...

I'm not sure why it took me so long to find this. Interesting post. I tell myself this. I believe it, but it's still kind of a pisser.

1:30 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

I guess it is really true...and yet the rebellious, independent side wants to fight it tooth and nail...cause it is a bit of both- like POP said...and that is a pisser...love your blog..

10:43 AM  
Blogger TravelingMermaid said...

"They behave in whatever manner is necessary to show us the places where we need healing "

There will be no healing in a relationship if it's not done together.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Schroeder said...

A pisser Sophmom -- well, that's about it isn't it. It certainly changes the fairy tale we grew up thinking we were promised into something a little more realistic about how the meaning of life is nothing more than forcing us to learn things we wouldn't choose to learn. And no, you're right enigma, it's our resistance to learning that prevents growth.

You are absolutely right TM. I'm sorry to say that I know from personal experience that a *relationship* can't be healed without an effort by both people, but there *can* still be *personal* healing without the contribution of the other person if one is willing to confront his or her demons.

7:31 PM  
Blogger sophmom said...

"...but there *can* still be *personal* healing without the contribution of the other person if one is willing to confront his or her demons."

And I guess this is the heart of your original post? This has certainly proven true for me, and, although it wasn't the happily ever after I expected, perhaps, for my own growth, it was better than that. These are extremely difficult lessons to learn, though.

I remain convinced that our central flaw is the need to be right, the need to be the one who gets to decide what comes next (the need to control). It keeps us from learning and hinders our growth.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Schroeder said...

I like your way of expressing the struggle sophmom. One can only hope that the lessons learned are worth the struggle.

7:45 PM  
Blogger sophmom said...

Thanks. It has to be worth it. *sigh*

12:46 PM  

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