How to Heal Hate, by Eric Nelson

How to heal hate, by Eric Nelson

In this article, Eric Nelson, a colleague and writer, who focuses on the link between consciousness and health from his perspective as a practitioner of Christian Science, offers his spiritual insight on this important topic. He shares the story of a young girl and St. Paul – each battled and overcame sin and hatred.  Eric acknowledges how, as God’s children, we each innately include the capacity to forgive.  He explains how divine Love (God) has created each of us to express love and forgiveness. Take a look at this insightful article on how to dissolve hate-see for yourself!

How to heal hateContempt for others can be at once discouraging, mesmerizing, and frightening. But only to the extent we believe its underlying claim.

It’s ironic that an essential element in healing hate was articulated so simply, so profoundly, by someone who was just convicted of a hate crime.

“That is not me,” said Kayla Norton, after a judge sentenced her to 15 years in prison for shouting racial slurs and threatening violence at a child’s birthday party. “That is not me.”

Norton was not denying what she had done. She was refusing to associate herself with something that, at least in hindsight, felt so completely foreign to her.

How often do we find ourselves thinking the very same thing; if not in response to some racial slur we let slide, then maybe some lesser expression of contempt for a neighbor, a co-worker, a family member, a politician?

“For the good that I would I do not,” writes Paul the Apostle, expressing the mental struggle we all face at one time or another, “but the evil which I would not, that I do.”

Paul’s answer to this paradox is not unlike Norton’s: It begins with an inspired affirmation of his innate, if latent, Christliness.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org