How do we let go of a traumatic, disappointing, or abusive past? How can we forgive (including self), release, be healed, and move on? Sadly, there is no magical wand. Christianity doesn’t offer magic, or the easy way out. Releasing the past doesn’t mean ignoring it, or running from it.
This is really helpful! Truly! I like your opening comment that we heal by going through our suffering and pain not by going around it or trying to escale it. I am paraphrasing you, so forgive me if I didn't word it quite right. This reflection also made me keenly aware that I need to stop blaming myself and to forgive myself. I am going to work on that.