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How Does the Brain Process Forgiveness?

How Does the Brain Process Forgiveness? | Arlina Healing Arts | Scoop.it

If you forgive a violent offender, are you a fool? If you forgive your abusive spouse, are you highly evolved? If you forgive the doctor who made a terrible medical mistake, are you a chump or a champion? What does brain science tell us—is forgiveness healthy or unhealthy?

 

The part of the brain associated with resolving anger is the same part that involves empathy and regulating emotions. Research shows that there is a neuronal foundation for the idea that resolving conflict and granting mercy are good for the brain and result in positive emotional states.


Via Pamir Kiciman
Layne Arlina's insight:

True forgiveness isn't easy when we are attached to the trauma. When we work on releasing the pain and view the higher aspect, then compassion for that troubled being washes over you. Forgiveness is not about turing the other cheek, nor about forgiving the action but about releasing the 'perpetrator', and yourself, from your inner prison x

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Healing Your Mother (or Father) Wound

Healing Your Mother (or Father) Wound | Arlina Healing Arts | Scoop.it

If you choose to follow the path of meditation, you are likely to encounter what are sometimes referred to as your "karmic knots" — those physical and emotional traumas you have accumulated throughout your lifetime.

There is one category of karmic knot that may be especially hard for you to deal with, as it is for many people. This is the emotional — some would say psychological trauma that may have occurred within your family of origin. It may involve your mother, father, or both.

 

This trauma may have been caused by a parent who was absent or overbearing, who committed inappropriate actions or failed to take positive action, or who took too little or too much interest in you. Or it may have been the interactions between your parents that was traumatizing to you. In meditation it is all grist for the mill of mindfulness.

 

A trauma involving the mother or father is sometimes referred to as a "wound" because it damages the body-mind, needs proper healing, and often leaves a scar or weakness in your body or emotional makeup.


Via Pamir Kiciman, Davina MacKail
Layne Arlina's insight:

Today whilst giving myself Reiki, my estranged father came through. He's been in my thoughts a lot recently and I've a feeling he' now bears guilt and regret about his life choices. I have no contact with my father and don't wish to change that, but spiritually I can make peace.

 

I was once told by a wonderful Healer named 'Halaya Samrisa Begody', 'You cannot heal without your father'. I fiercely rejected this at the time as I 'knew' he could never be a father to me and I could never forgive him for the pain he has caused. Shocked, angry and confused, I thought loudly to myself, 'No way in hell! She doesn't have a clue!'

 

A couple of years back, I joined a Family Constellations workshop with 'Liz Sleeper', not really knowing what was in store. I unexpectedly broke into tiny pieces as I watched a story that was much like the life of my fathers, played our by strangers. Pain stricken I sobbed uncontrollably as I was wildly awoken to the world outside of my own. For the first time I truly 'saw' my father. I now understand my father a lot deeper and I feel for him. Without actively trying, simply through compassion, I have begun to forgive him. 

 

I realise now that by rejecting my father, I reject myself. To fully heal I need to accept all parts of myself, even the difficult parts. No matter how painful the memory, if we look to the source their lies the solution. Im  gradually healing by allowing myself to live through the pain, to learn from it, to grow from it, as a deeper form of love develops for my father, and thus for myself.

 

I was regularly rejected by my father but I no longer reject myself.

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Pamir Kiciman's curator insight, April 14, 2014 8:33 AM

 

"But sooner or later, the wound can carry us toward its own remedy, if we only let it."

 

— Henry Shukman

 

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Laughter Sets off Brain Wave Patterns Similar to Meditation

Laughter Sets off Brain Wave Patterns Similar to Meditation | Arlina Healing Arts | Scoop.it
Want the potential mental and physical health benefits of meditation without the work of chasing away all those intrusive thoughts and feelings? Try laughing, a new study suggests.

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