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Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

24 Mar 2009

rayoflight - I agree with you entirely! And the more I participate here, the more I agree, and the more I feel, and the more I feel alive. You say, "I may be angry but at least I am alive!" and I was having the exact same experience recently, except with grief rather than anger. It may co...

Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

24 Mar 2009

From Terry: What you describe in that sentence above is, in its own way, potentially a description of the condition of the co-dependent. Not necessarily addiction codependency (like the child of an alcoholic experiences) more like a victim's co-dependent. This comment of Terry's is very timely. Con...
leela

Re: Who are you writing for?

20 Mar 2009

Hello rayoflight, I have been reading and benefiting from your posts. Thank you for writing. One comment you wrote elsewhere, "the bite that fits the wound" was very graffic to me. I haven't heard that before. It is such an apt description of my own life experiences before, during, and aft...

Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

17 Mar 2009

Laws and procedures do not encourage the crime to happen. They acknowledge reality. And acknowledging reality is something that the BKs do not do. That in itself is a reality. It is a feature of the shame-bound. Somehow, I feel accepting that as fact (which is not the same as condoning it) is a bet...
leela

Re: Shame-Bound Fundamentalism

17 Mar 2009

From Joel: The term "toxic shame" I first encountered in John Bradshaw's seminal book, Healing the Shame that Binds Us. Bradshaw distinguished between healthy shame that can come and go, as distinct from toxic shame, that is ever-present, that warps your sense of who you are. Thanks for t...

Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

15 Mar 2009

Relating to your journey, leela. CG Jung wrote: “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” Yes, that is very pertinent. I have a couple more realizations about how abuse and shame can lead us into the BKs. For the shame-bound individual, shame is not a feel...

Re: encuentro con un profesor actual de Brahma Kumaris

14 Mar 2009

cadizmarias writes: Dear All, In a few days I am going to see an actual BK teacher to tell them about my experience of the introductory course and my opinion of the Brahma Kumaris. I think I am the only person on the forum who keeps in contact with a BK meditation center. If you have any question th...
leela

Re: Hullo from Terry - The Power of Archetypes

14 Mar 2009

... the collective created a kind of monster that was like an extremely embarrassing relative. Very nicely put! Does anyone remember the WINCE FACTOR TOP TEN that was circulating around London in the early 90s? It was hilarious. I think the number one was receiving a fax in a public place at work a...
leela

Shame-Bound Fundamentalism

14 Mar 2009

This may be old news to the more seasoned forumites here, but it piqued my interest recently and I wanted to write it out. While I was exploring the role of toxic shame in my own journey into the BKs, I started to notice the many parallels between how a shame-bound person operates and how the BKs as...
leela

Re: Otro suicidio BK - carta abierta a Jayanti

12 Mar 2009

Hola Diwali,

MUY BUEN TRABAJO

Just to say - you've taken on a very big task here, translating this and the whole of eromain's communication. GOOD FOR YOU! It's important work.

Re: [Notice] Vacation time for members travelling or meeting

12 Mar 2009

Hey bkti-pit,

The very VERY best to you in the next stage of your journey. I hope you can keep us informed. May your transition be smooth.
leela

Re: 2012

12 Mar 2009

deccani asked - ..one of my liberal teachers used to say that in the days of Brahma Baba, they were more physical - e.g. Brahma Baba used to sit Sisters in his lap etc. Did anyone else hear this? Yes. Also, part of the story I was regularly told back in the early 80s was that people used to line up...

Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

12 Mar 2009

Bkti-pit said - Just to say I value your posts Leela ... It gives me some insights about the BK philosophy's effect on people's mind (including my own). Thank you Bkti-pit - the more I read around on her and the more I reflect, the deeper and more complex it seems. I am not looking for any definiti...

Re: Reflections on Childhood Abuse Prior to Becoming a BK

10 Mar 2009

The essence for me seemed to be around tom asking leela to reflect on the possibility that the BKs did not actually help her address the effects of her childhood sex abuse. Ipso facto, that the BKs could have at best been a refuge where, due to the nature of the practise and lifestyle, she could av...
leela

Re: Self Discovery

07 Mar 2009

Terry wrote: The more I learn the less I seem to know (as goes the refrain in "Rosie" by Fairport Convention) - and the more I read and discuss and realise, i see that another has been there before, or somewhere near by ... Yes, and that I have been there before, too. The words that amaze...
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