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A Holy Instant at the end of the Inner Child Healing group

Several times a year I offer the Inner Child Healing Course for 8 weeks. This time around I only had two takers, even though many told me they would want to participate. So, I continued anyway with only two people, a man and a young woman. Then the woman could not come any more for personal reasons, and so I continued with the man.
During the last lesson, there is a group activity of ‘Nurturing the Needy Inner Child’. The meeting before this, we had made wonderful progress, and he had insights into a feeling he had had all of his life when he was just a little one in the crib.  This experience pretty much took care of his childhood obstacles since he had done quite a bit of personal work before. So during this last activity, I asked him to write down what his immature self wanted to hear, since he could no longer identify with ‘the needy child within’. He wrote about half a page of desires he had and which he wanted to experience in his life.
To make this more of a ‘group’ experience, I also wrote some notes on what my little girl wanted, and so we repeated these things to each other in a loving, supportive and nurturing way. He was very receptive to my wording of what he wanted and I saw that, in some way, he already had quite a bit of what he had written down.
But my surprise came when he gave back to me what I had written down. These few desires of my little girl were translated by him into what I had given him during these eight lessons, and he touched me deeply with his insights and his genuine reflections. We touched on a very deep level, I would say it was a pure spirit level, a holy instant. I was surprised at how deep this connection went. There was another surprise in this: the ego immediately rejected what I had experienced as ‘losing myself’, giving in or a similarly negative feeling. Fortunately, I recognized that it was the ego who decided that I should not take this feeling as what it really was – a wonderful experience of a holy relationship, playfully expressed and deeply felt by both of us.
What a gift that was! I am still amazed at the depth of this holy encounter that was so unexpected.
The Course says: “Look on your holy brother, sinless as yourself, and let him lead you there.” (T 22.II.13:7) and
“This is the function of your holy relationship. For what one thinks, the other will experience with him. What can this mean except your mind and your brother’s are one? Look not with fear upon this happy fact, and think not that it lays a heavy burden on you. For when you have accepted it with gladness, you will realize that your relationship is a reflection of the union of the Creator and His Son. From loving minds there is no separation. And every thought in one brings gladness to the other because they are the same. Joy is unlimited, because each shining thought of love extends its being, and creates more of itself.” (T 22.VI.14:1-8)

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