Some time ago I explained to you about some sexual harassment that I was suffering, from near my home. You asked me to forgive them and it worked. They are no longer around blocking my path.
Unfortunately now – post clearing resistance to love – one of them has decided he is in love with me. Naran please help me I do not want this!
I feel like this may have been why I originally created the tendency not to receive love from people to avoid unwanted advances. This man is too old for me and not at all what I had in mind.
Please help me! I do not want to receive love from inappropriate places. I want to continue to be open to receiving love that does not make me feel bad.
Do the forgiving exercise for this man.
Say “I thank you old man for keeping away from me” three times daily.
Okay. I will do. What is the root cause of this? I feel I am always in this type of situation. It makes me become a separatist. I’m tired of it!
Grace, let us NOT think about why this is happening (and allow our ego to play games).
Heal as and when the situation arises. Release all your anger and resentment.
You can take a paper and write down your anger stories. Go on writing without reading what you wrote. Burn the paper or dip the paper in water and tear it.
Do the same for the second day and so on, until you feel that there is nothing to write.
I want to let you know that the man who was bothering me has lessened his advances. This is unprecedented. I will continue to thank and forgive until it stops.
I have not yet done the writing out exercise but I will try soon. Step by step everything is working.
Purpose of giving the forgiving exercise to Grace
A couple of questions had come to me asking why they should ask for forgiveness, when others have done the mistake.
I hope the above story will convince you now. Anyway, I will offer some explanation here.
Don’t take any words literally (I will post few articles on this topic).
When we do the forgiving exercise, we break off from our problem situation.
Otherwise, our thoughts and feelings about the situation – I mean our connection to the problem situation, will sustain it further.
A Marriage Not a Bother Anymore
A couple approached Naran S. Balakumar for their problems seems to be never ending. They were fighting like dogs and cats.
Balakumar narrated the following story from Panchatantra and asked them to tap while listening to the story:
There lived a dog and cat in a village. They fought like hell.
One day, it was raining heavily. They took a shelter in a Mandapam (a common place for discussing and resting for travellers).
The weather was too cold for the cat. There was one blanket available. Therefore, they have no choice but to use the same blanket. They covered themselves with the blanket.
They realized that they have to be together to solve any problem in life.
The couple did the tapping for few days and they could resolve the problems between them to a greater extent.
Benefits of Listening to Story of Jada Bharatha
- When a person is hurt or wounded emotionally, the story is a great soother
- This will bring some body out of love pangs, when they have failed in love.
- If somebody has a suicidal tendency, it will give them hope and enthusiasm.
This story was discussed in the Monthly Meet, April 2009. It is available in CD.
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“Rama’s Pilgrimage to the Forest” and “Zen Tea”