I would like to introduce myself. I am Megan McFeely, the outreach director for Link TV’s Global Spirit. I am also a fellow traveler on the path of personal exploration. I feel it is my individual responsibility to the whole of life to become who I really am…free of anxieties, fears and beliefs that are outdated – those things that keep me stuck -- so that I can be an living example of what it means to be free (I am not there by any means just my lofty goal!) My posts to this blog will be about my life experiences that relate directly to the topic of discussion for each show and I would like to encourage you to engage with me by sharing your insights and experiences.
I am thinking about reconciliation and it clear to me that it is inextricably linked to forgiveness. One cannot reconcile with out forgiving. I have had several experiences of this in my life from the simple apology that comes after an argument to a long separation from a family member or friend that takes a little more effort. What I know from this experience is that I have to take responsibility for the hurt I may have caused others. I must recognize what I have done – see where I may have been out of integrity or where I may have been wrong and own it. AND I must come from my heart -- it has to be authentic or it has no meaning and will have no impact. To do this it seems that I must feel the pain of having wronged someone and acknowledge their pain …even feel it, or no true reconciliation can occur. And from this place forgiveness seems to just happen. The heart opens and you feel love for the other person. This is my experience but I would love to hear yours. Thanks for taking this journey with me.