P.S. I Forgot To Tell You Something

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Regarding books, and as long as we are on the subject, I ordered another book on how to heal underlying causes for suffering and feeling hopeless. I thought if I could learn the secret of this 322-page book, I would spare you the time and the effort. I got to work on this book and I found that it too has pretty much one secret spelled out in different scenarios and stories with the guidance theme.

I will of course and without doubt get you your own book if you wish, but in the mean time, this secret is not so easily extracted, but here goes: In healing the underlying causes suffering and feeling anxiety of hopelessness, one has to recognize that if we do something wrong and there is no one around to punish us, we tend to think we should punish ourselves. We punish ourselves so we can feel good. Rather than punish us, the SECRET is to FORGIVE the others and ourselves. These facts will make us feel so much better. FORGIVENESS is a secret.

My mother was a critical mother always seeking better and better performances. I worked hard to please her and spent much of my life punishing myself for not making her grade. My mother was very, very ill one night, convulsing and vomiting blood in the days preceding the end of her life. When I was helping her, an immediate response came over me and I forgave her for all of the ills I had perceived and began to forgive myself for not forgiving her earlier. These moments were the most freeing and liberating feelings I have ever had in my whole life.

I only wish someone would have shared the secret of FORGIVENESS way before, so I would have been free to forgive myself and forgive others in my life.

Now I really must run because I have a chocolate chip cake in the oven that must come out now! Remember to attract goodness into your life, forgive others, and most of al forgive yourself. You are a wondrous product of the Universe and there is a miraculous reason you are here.

 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gary Friedman
    Oct 30, 2014 @ 21:54:03

    This is your best blog post yet!!! Yes, forgiveness is a very powerful thing. Every religion tries to teach that. Tell me more about that picture…

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    • Sheila Clapkin
      Oct 31, 2014 @ 12:57:29

      Thank you, Gary my Guru. Forgiveness is not easy. Regarding the photo, I snapped it at Leonis Adobes Museum, a historical monument in Calabasas, in an upstairs bedroom. Thank you for reading and thank you for your wonderful comment!
      Sheila

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  2. Nuala
    Oct 31, 2014 @ 20:48:13

    Sheila, thank you for the opportunity to reflect on forgiveness. I need God to help with the forgiving allowing me to enter that cherished state of at-one-ment with self and the other.

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    • Sheila Clapkin
      Nov 01, 2014 @ 11:46:16

      Nuala,
      God’s help is needed the world around. Asking for God’s help eases all our workings. God works in all of us and it is up to us to listen and feel the guidance.Thank you for bringing the cherished state of atonement with self and others to the forefront. You are especially strong and cherished!!!
      Sheila

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  3. Dina
    Nov 08, 2014 @ 16:34:46

    Just loving this post. Thank you, Sheila.

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  4. Sheila Clapkin
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 13:11:10

    Just loving YOU!!!

    Reply

  5. Carly Marshall
    Nov 09, 2014 @ 20:28:00

    Wow very deep. Great post. How was the chocolate chip cake?

    Reply

  6. Sheila Clapkin
    Nov 10, 2014 @ 08:46:23

    Thrilled you are reading and posting on the blog forum
    You give me great courage to continue. Thank you Carly!!

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  7. Sheryl
    Nov 10, 2014 @ 19:18:10

    Very wise words—

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  8. Sheila Clapkin
    Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:31:39

    Yes wise, now one needs to remember to follow them!
    Love the way you are drawings us all into your new project. Thank you but will miss Grandma.

    Reply

  9. Jo Ann
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 21:09:49

    Thank you for reminding me about forgiviness. Great post.

    Reply

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