You Can Heal Your Heart
I am so pleased about the release of our new book, You Can Heal Your Heart. It gave me the pleasure of working closely with my dear friend, David Kessler. David and I met several decades ago at the Hayrides, our Wednesday nights of healings of the soul with the many men and women who had AIDS and had nowhere else to go.
When I read the letters you send me and the messages you post on my Facebook page, I see that many of you are grieving. Grief is a loss and it comes in many forms. It can be a death of a loved one, a divorce or a breakup in a relationship, being fired from your job, and coping with chronic pain.
Remember, it is our thoughts that often add suffering to our pain. It’s wonderful to be positive. It’s also wonderful to acknowledge what you are feeling. Nature has given you feelings to get you through certain experiences. If you deny these feelings, they will cause you more pain.
Our intention for You Can Heal Your Heart is for you to feel your grief fully without getting stuck in the suffering. We want you to honor the love, not the pain.
David and I both want you to know that you can heal your losses and your heart. It doesn’t have to hurt for the rest of your lives. Yes, it will take time, but know that you can go from grief to peace. And we will show you how in You Can Heal Your Heart.
I love you, dear ones. Always know that your loss is not a failure or a punishment. It is just one of the experiences that we have in life. We will help you to forgive, to release your guilt and anger and find this peace.
I’d like to leave you with this poem I wrote some years ago. May you find peace in these words:
To "let go" does not mean to stop caring,
it means I can’t do it for someone else.
To "let go" is not to cut myself off,
it’s the realization I can’t control another.
To "let go" is not to enable, but to allow
learning from natural consequences.
To "let go" is to admit powerlessness,
which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another,
it is to make the most of myself.
To "let go" is not to care for, but to care about.
To "let go" is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To "let go" is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To "let go" is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,
but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To "let go" is not to be protective, it is to permit another to face reality.
To "let go" is not to deny, but to accept.
To "let go" is not to nag, scold or argue, but instead
to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To "let go" is not to adjust everything to my desires,
but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.
To "let go" is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To "let go" is to fear less and love more.
I am healed and whole.
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