I was talking with someone recently, who had something pretty major hit their family when he was a kid. To him, bad people hurt his family. it wasn't physical, but
I was talking with someone recently, who had something pretty major hit their family when he was a kid. To him, bad people hurt his family. it wasn’t physical, but it hit him nonetheless.
Fast forward to present day, and that event is still haunting them. Still coloring how they view the people around them, influencing how much they trust people. They find themselves angry at strange moments. Feeling depressed in other moments. They just don’t feel like themselves. That event from their childhood was still with them. Still manipulating their actions, and perceptions.
Many of us have had things done to us that hurt us – physically, emotionally, mentally, sexually. Many of us still live with those hurts. Still wounded. Still impacted by those moments, often years later. It comes out in our words, in our tone, in our actions. Its like we can’t leave those events behind. Its like everyday they are alive in us, pulling us down, darkening our vision, for some, making life hell.
Is it possible to get over that hurt? To move on? What if we could be free of their continued influence? What would life look life if you were truly free?
I went to a counselor one time, asking them how to deal with these past hurts, and he said, psychology has lagged behind spirituality in this area. We have lots to learn from our spiritual ancestors.
So in January we are beginning a series that will explore the wisdom of healing hurt passed down over the centuries. Asking the questions, how do we move on? How do we find relief from the wounds of our past? How can we be free?
[Note: this series was inspired by Rev. Desmond Tutu and his work on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their attempt to heal the wounds of Apartheid in South Africa]
(Sunday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am mountain standard time
Temple Bnai Tikvah
900-47th ave SW