2015 01 23 ~ My previous understanding has been that you could only hurt me if I allowed you to hurt me and this has worked for me for some time. However I have never quite been able to master that concept.
Actually you have no power to hurt me at all. I retain that power. In actuality I am the one that hurts myself based on how I perceive each situation.
If I make the statement that you have hurt me or even to say that I have allowed you to hurt me, which would be a step toward further understanding, I am still seeing you as the source of my pain in some form, and that is incorrect.
My perception determines my feelings. I make that choice.
I alone retain the choice of whether I experience pain or joy based on any given situation. I am the creator of my own reality.
If I choose to feel pain over something that you have said to me, I have that right. If I want to go into a depressed state of mind based on what I have determined to be the opinions of others, that I am not cared for, I can make that choice. But my choice of pain and suffering is strictly my choice. You, nor anyone else, did not create my unhappiness, I did.
You cannot hurt me. You cannot depress me. You cannot take my power away from me, even if I could agree to such a thing.
I make my own choices.
If it were your intention to hurt me, it matters not. You have no control over my feelings.
I am the one who makes the choice to feel pain or to retain my own joy.
I am whole and complete. I am joy. I am who I am within ALL THAT IS. If I make a choice to EXPERIENCE a feeling outside of my own reality I have that right but that is all that it would be…just an experience.