Radavie is a Sibyl Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader
February 2017 Article
The One Promise That Can Never Be Broken
We’ve all experienced broken promises. Not only promises broken by others, but also promises we’ve made to others. We even break promises to ourselves. Remember that unkept New Year’s resolution? Relationships are fertile grounds for broken promises. If it weren’t for broken promises, I’d imagine the world’s library of love songs would be half the size.
Broken promises can leave wounds
One broken promise I experienced left me with a wounded heart. It was the morning of my 8th birthday. My mother promised me a soft drink for my gift. I felt so happy that she acknowledged me. As children we all want to feel important and loved. I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait for my soda.
Hours went by. It was late and my brothers and sisters were already asleep. With my head cradled in folded arms, I leaned on the dining table, waiting in the dark. Anticipation of my soft drink turned to anxiety. The silence around me became pregnant with noisy and disturbed feelings. My excitement turned to disappointment. Another broken promise. My feelings and beliefs convinced me I was unworthy and unlovable. I was left with a wounded heart. How could she lie to me? I watched myself withdraw from her.
The Impact of my mother’s broken promise
My broken birthday promise and many others left me withdrawn from everyone. I was now living enclosed in the cage of my wounds leaving me felling sad, insecure and not belonging. Growing up, my sensitivity to feeling forgotten was chronic.
My childhood wounds propelled me on a spiritual path. I looked to spirituality to provide a refuge from my accumulated suffering. It was 32 years later before my breakthrough and self-healing began. In a defining moment, the wounded child that I had disowned and hid from appeared to me out of the blue. I could no longer push her away. Just the opposite. I saw that I needed to merge my memories with my emotional imprints … to feel my feelings and to embrace them. This was the beginning of my self-healing.
The promise that cannot be broken
Years later, another defining moment occurred while I was on an airplane. A shift of perception took place. I saw that the Wounded Child was a veil – a tapestry of limiting beliefs and conditioning, the persona – that kept me in separation, masking the True Self, my Divine Nature. Our Divine Nature is the innocence that is free from human conditioning and thus free from suffering. This realization was my Spiritual Awakening.
The promise that cannot be broken is this: freedom from suffering is here now. Freedom from suffering is our Divine Nature. Our Divine Nature is revealed when it awakens from the wounds that caged it in suffering. My calling and service is to release emotional wounds that veil our Divine Nature from Itself. Releasing the wounds opens the portal to Spiritual Awakening.
Radavie@radavie.net North Carolina –– USA