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#194822 - 12/11/07 03:38 PM Healing Circle
dannym Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 543
Loc: Boulder, Colorado
Years ago, my employer (a community hospital) sponsored a retreat to help the employees learn how to take care of themselves. The idea was the happier and more content the practitioner, the more he/she can give to the patient. There were a variety of activities, but one was very powerful.

The group sat in 2 circles, one within the other - so each individual on the inside circle had a person sitting behind them. The outside person whispered something that he or she wished they had been told - a word or short phrase that would have been a healing message to them. The outside person then moved to the next person and so on and so on... the effect as a member of the inside circle was that you received these healing messages, one after another, as the outside circle moved around.

There were probably 40 of us in the entire group. I remember many people being totally overcome with emotion. One that stood out was an extremely tough cop - he had joined our retreat to see if it would be beneficial for the local polic department as a team builing activity.... he was so overcome he sobbed uncontrolably for several minutes. He said it was the single most emotional moment of his life to that point.

I would like to try a similar version here. the idea is to just add a word or phrase to the thread that you WISH you had heard from someone - it can be someone from your past or your present.... it should be a message that you would find healing... and by sharing it, hopefully other men and woman here will benefit as well. Feel free to add more than one entry... I don't think we can hear too many healing messages!

Dan


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"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson

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#194823 - 12/11/07 03:39 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: dannym]
dannym Offline
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
"You make a difference"

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"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson

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#194830 - 12/11/07 04:00 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: dannym]
James_dup1 Offline


Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
"I believe in you"

"I love you"

"Your worth love"

"It's ok to be scared"

********************************

Cool thread man..Thanks \:D

James

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#194835 - 12/11/07 04:42 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: James_dup1]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
"You are important to me"


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#194838 - 12/11/07 05:23 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: MarkK]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
What a great idea Dan!


"I love you."

"I believe you."

"It's not your fault."

"You are special."

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#194840 - 12/11/07 05:32 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: roadrunner]
FormerTexan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11055
Loc: Denver, CO
"You are a valuable person."

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List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

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#194846 - 12/11/07 06:27 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: FormerTexan]
GateKPR4 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 955
Loc: North Carolina, USA
You are not alone

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I'm a normal person dealing with abnormal experiences.
The greatest discoveries we will find within ourselves.
Ricky
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#194850 - 12/11/07 07:06 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: GateKPR4]
theatrekid Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 702
Loc: oregon
All Of the Above.


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#194851 - 12/11/07 07:10 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: theatrekid]
evanesence Offline
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i'm sorry


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#194883 - 12/11/07 09:46 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: evanesence]
WalkingSouth Offline
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Posts: 16264
Thank-you

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“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson

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#194897 - 12/11/07 10:55 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: WalkingSouth]
mogigo Offline
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Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 1331
Loc: Colorado
You don't have to be perfect to have my love

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Thriving

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#194899 - 12/11/07 11:26 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: WalkingSouth]
DanM Offline
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Registered: 11/09/07
Posts: 540
Loc: So. California
You are a good person who deserves to be happy.


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#194902 - 12/11/07 11:51 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: WalkingSouth]
EGL Offline
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Thank you for this thread, Dan. It really touches me, and has helped lift me up. Here's the phrases I can add:

"I love you."

"I'm proud of you."

"It's o.k. you cried."

"I'm sorry you felt alone."

"You are worth so much more than you realize."

"I like spending time with you."

"I wish I had known so I could have helped you."

"Can you forgive me?"

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Eddie

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#194929 - 12/12/07 04:26 AM Re: Healing Circle [Re: EGL]
pietie Offline
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Registered: 01/23/07
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Loc: South Africa
"You dont have to do anything to be loved"
"You are a good person"
"You can tell me anything wothout being scared"
"I am here for you"

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Not Perfect, just forgiven

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#195330 - 12/15/07 06:40 AM Re: Healing Circle [Re: pietie]
dannym Offline
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
"It's ok to be who you really are."

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"You should listen to your heart, and not the voices in your head."

Marge Simpson

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#195352 - 12/15/07 09:34 AM Re: Healing Circle [Re: dannym]
des6263 Offline
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Registered: 09/15/06
Posts: 137
Loc: midwest, US
I would like to hear from my Father:
I love you and I want to know what happened
I am sorry you didn't feel you could come to me

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May the Flames of Truth Burn Bright

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#195377 - 12/15/07 12:03 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: WalkingSouth]
KENKEN Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
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Loc: NOTHERN COLORADO
"I'm on the Road to recovery"

"Either join me on my Journey, or I'm leaving you behing"

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I AM A GOOD PERSON, I AM A GOOD MAN

From the Movie: Antwone Fisher

***WOR ALUMNI SEQUOIA MARCH 2008***

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#195530 - 12/16/07 01:19 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: KENKEN]
buzz_key Offline
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Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 635
Loc: USA
from my father:

"i'm sorry i damaged and abandoned you"


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#195563 - 12/16/07 05:25 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: WalkingSouth]
dancr6 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
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Loc: georgia
regardless of what happened to us WE are OK!!

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I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

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#195568 - 12/16/07 05:47 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: dancr6]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA


"I know something is wrong. Please tell me - I just want to help."

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#195663 - 12/17/07 02:20 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: roadrunner]
Scoutvictim Offline
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Registered: 06/04/07
Posts: 434
Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
"You don't have to carry this burden alone"

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Shawn and Ben will always be in my heart....

Happiness is like peeing your pants; Everyone can see it, but only YOU feel the warmth.

Peebles, Ohio WOR alumni, Oct. 2007

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#195942 - 12/19/07 01:45 PM . [Re: WalkingSouth]
bardo213 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/07
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Edited by bardo213 (06/21/13 06:03 PM)

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#195944 - 12/19/07 01:59 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: bardo213]
MarkK Offline
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Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2502
Loc: Denver, CO
I love you, son.


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#195945 - 12/19/07 02:01 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: MarkK]
buzz_key Offline
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Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 635
Loc: USA
that's a BIGGY statement Mark! for sure wish i could've heard that just once!

buzz


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#195948 - 12/19/07 02:16 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: buzz_key]
FormerTexan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 11055
Loc: Denver, CO
Ditto, Buzz.

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List of things ain't nobody got time for:

1. That


If I could meet myself as a boy...

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#195959 - 12/19/07 05:24 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: FormerTexan]
bp83 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/06
Posts: 111
Loc: Arkansas
from God:

I never abandoned you, I'm your father, I'm not your brother, I'm not your friends...

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-
Scott

"Life is for living, we all know, and I don't want to live it alone..."-Chris Martin

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#199442 - 01/14/08 12:46 PM Re: Healing Circle *DELETED* [Re: WalkingSouth]
Freedom49 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
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Post deleted by Freedom49



Edited by Freedom49 (01/14/08 12:46 PM)

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#199448 - 01/14/08 01:09 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: Freedom49]
weapher Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 60
Loc: Oregon
I am here for you

How can we help you...

Come here kid, lets go...(fishing, to a movie, hiking, fill in the blank)

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Facing the struggle makes you strong.

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#199822 - 01/16/08 05:59 PM Re: Healing Circle [Re: weapher]
01 Offline
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Posts: 7
Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
I'm sorry, we (your parents), remained indifferent and did not pro-actively act when we saw you changing from a content baby to a young boy wanting to dress and play like a girl.


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