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“Condemn and you are made a prisoner. Forgive and you are made free.” [A Course in Miracles].
  A Course in Miracles urges us to experience “…a deep relinquishment of everything that clutters up the mind and makes it deaf to reason, sanity, and simple truth.” One such cluttering mechanism is unforgiveness. The energy involved in rehashing old hurts culminates in a mindset of worried paranoia, a constant unease, and a lack of imagination that prevents us from envisioning foreseeable threats and of creating a better future. Continual focus on dark emotions creates a mental vice, or “claustrophobia,” (Canfield & Miller, 1986) which is a precursor of unipolar depression. If the mind is discordant, negative, fearful, and worried, it will manifest a less coherent set of circumstances. The resulting chaos creates negative synchronicity, or a series of harmful events which appear to snowball once an unhappy mindset has been activated. Turn the page…
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