Halle - May 12th, 2013
Klaus came up to me after the concert, thanking us for bringing a message of spiritual freedom. His father left the family when he was seven, leaving a wake of bitterness and unforgiveness in his mother, and a parent-sized hole in his heart.
As he listened to the music, the message, and the videos, he realized that he had been influenced, admittedly no one would blame him, by his mother's hurt and pain. Surely he needed to decide for himself how he felt about his father's departure, and how he would eventually process what had gone on and how that left him as a young man.
But he did know one thing for sure - he decided that he would reach out to his dad, and try to build a relationship. The feelings in his heart, no matter how conflicted, needed to be tempered by the truth he heart this night - that he doesn't have the right to judge, nor condemn the man who was his father, and neither did he want to hold the toxic waste of bitterness in his heart any longer.
Klaus left the concert with a determination to make things right, as much as it was up to him. Yes, he could not control his father's responses to him, but he could control his own. He thanked us again, and headed out into a new paradigm for his father and his family.