We should not think of our past as definitely settled … my past changes every minute according to the meaning given it now, in this moment. — CZESLAW MILOSZ
The most potent expression of the healing power of time circle consciousness is the mystical idea of teshuva, which is a word we have encountered before. Literally meaning “returning,” it describes the process by which we make amends and try to fix the mistakes of the past. Mis-takes are the times when we misperceived reality or ourselves and were not at our best. As we saw early on, love and perception are virtually synonymous. So mis-takes are the times we weren’t able to be lovers.
There is a provocative koan of the Hebrew wisdom masters where they say, “Great is teshuvah, for in it intentional sins become great merits.” What is radical about “teshuva” is that not only are past sins erased, but they are also mysteriously transformed into great merits.
The Mystery of Love
Dr. Marc Gafni
Pages 299, 300
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