> Privacy is the #freedom to be imperfect
It is #acceptance of who we are and everything that we have been.
Healthy, godly #grief is, when we enter into #mourning with how #God sees our #hurt and #pain. Healthy grieving is productive and will lead us back to living an abundant #life.
It carries a #promise: #hope for #redemption.
Unhealthy mourning on the other hand is what some call #selfpity; caressing or caring for a #wound, but with the wrong #medicine.
It is being built upon a #lie, and thus will not bring #healing. Instead it'll let our wounds #fester and develop #hatred and #bitterness within.
This is a love story. I am very moved.
Or - maybe - there really _is_ a hope. I guess he knew all along, beforehand even, how the story would turn out. _We_ know where we are now today, right? So he would know too.
But he STILL decided it would be a good idea to bring all this about.
So, does he love us enough to make right what went wrong? To accept us again? And embrace us, back into his family?
Jesus says in John 15:16 he is our friend.
And in 1 John 4:18 it says, God loved us first.
I guess he wants us back.
It was hella risky for God to create someone like him _inside_ the creation - beings that would be unable to withhold and sustain themself, but instead be fully dependent on energy to come to them from the outside!
I am wondering if God is a just God after all. Or if he is masochistic. I guess he knew at some point a tragedy would happen. At least the potential was always there. Why would he still go for it?
God in fact said, Adam and Eve would surely die if they ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He was not talking about him becoming upset if they disobeyed and punishing them out of a hurt pride. He was stating the truth of reality. We can observe that truth even without a god.
If we are cut off from love in relationship - to other humans for example, or from ourselves even - we slowly wither. We become depressed. Eventually, we die.
But I guess here is the problem.
After humans decided to become the center of the universe, they understood their capacity to do evil, and soon realized that any simple wrong choice could have disastrous consequences.
They got terrified of their potential, as they were not protected anymore. There was nobody left to be absolute trustworthy, loving, just, and unfailing; always on their side to walk with them and protect them from every evil.
Would they just have been able to walk towards him when he came to meet up with his friends? And fall into his arms to cry about all the bad things that had happened, and grieve _with_ the Father about how terrible they felt? And after a while of sitting with each other then repent, apologize and regret, to then be restored in the love relationship...?
Without #boundaries you will not be able to contain anything appropriately in your life - because the CONTAINer then, is broken.
To BELONG - to someone, somewhere - is what each of us humans longs for.
We have the need to carry MEANING. To MATTER to someone.
What is love? Love is TO BE KNOWN, truly known - by an other.
Love is the choice of an other, to embrace you, and invite you to make yourself known. This choice can only be made, and found, in a healthy and safe environment - in RELATIONSHIP: in a strong and solid bonded connection.
I hope someone could see this and share some experiences about how I'm supposed to grief. How I can enter into active grieving and guide myself through the process. Or maybe lead me to resources that write about it in depth.
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