Conflict as a Pathway Home

People often think of conflict as something negative, something to be avoided or overcome.  However, I notice in working with mediation clients that conflict can actually be pathway for enormous spiritual healing.  Conflict surfaces our wounding.  It triggers strong feelings in us.  If we are willing to look within, we can often trace these feelings back to childhood wounds.   Once we discover the core wounding, we have the opportunity for healing, and ultimately, spiritual wholeness.  In this way, conflict can be a profound path for coming home.  Of course, not everyone takes this opportunity.  But just the same, the path is there for those who seek to heal, learn and grow.

About Eileen Barker

EILEEN BARKER has been writing and speaking on forgiveness, and guiding people who need to either forgive themselves or someone else, for many years. A practicing litigation lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, Eileen has focused her practice on mediation, helping thousands of people resolve disputes outside of court. This work led her into a deep exploration of forgiveness as it relates to resolving conflict and making peace, both with others and oneself.

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