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“Forgiveness is one of the primary mantras preached by the ungrounded spirituality movement. This is not to say that forgiveness is a bad thing, but it is not the first place to go after an abusive relationship or traumatic experience. Healing is. Putting our focus on forgiving a wrongdoer before we have actually worked through our anger and our pain is another way the new cage movement sidesteps their own unresolved shadow and the principles of accountability. I knew someone who had been stabbed by a lunatic and while they were bleeding, they were doing a forgiveness mantra for the stabber. Good thing someone else called an ambulance, or they would have died. When it comes down to it, healing and forgiving ourselves is the important step. If forgiveness of other arises organically, so be it. If it doesn’t, it’s not important. We are not responsible for those who wound us. They can take that up with God.”-Jeff Brown 

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    • Forgiveness is a very beautiful thing; it sets you free, it’s a gift to yourself. But I agree with Jeff Brown. It doesn’t have to be the starting point like we’re often told . Healing of yourself and your pain can and perhaps should be the beginning, forgiveness isn’t always necessarily the first step.

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