CatNight, Thank you for writing. The brilliance of Janet was that her profound understanding of the liberation process and how to learn to trust our unique abilities to think well about ourselves and the world around us. Her suggestion that I say “there was never anything wrong with me” didn’t work for me in my situation either. It was so radically counterculture and it was not what I believed about me. It took me many years of emotional release work to consider the possibility that this might be true. It meant looking at the personal, social, economic, political implications if in fact her direction to me was true. I was highly skeptical but I had tried everything else I knew available to people in order to feel more fully alive and have a clear sense of meaning and purpose in my life. I knew something was missing in my life but I didn’t know what it was. The “There was never anything wrong with me” contradiction was an idea for me, individually to work on, to use as a springboard for thinking differently and for bringing up emotions that I needed to feel and release. And I only took Janet seriously and looked at this contradiction because I wanted freedom, I wanted more genuineness and something different in my life which I couldn’t quite put my hands on. I didn’t know what I was missing until I began to taste liberation, that is, to learn to separate my genuine self from my patterned way of thinking which I was taught by my culture. Her direction and the enormous amount of support I found in the RC community was essential for me to learning to believe in my own thinking, to believe in myself. And that process took me many many years, however, it was the most important work I have ever done. It changed my whole life. It put me on a course of learning how to clean my perceptual lens and see reality more clearly. Janet also taught me a lot about how to have a vision of an inclusive and cooperative world and how to build it step-by-step and not alone but with the support that I built around me. It’s a process that I continue to use regularly because it keeps me on a path of liberation. Last night several of us who knew and loved Janet met to share our feelings about her passing. Doing so was very healing for me. I felt the closeness of others who are coming to terms with her death. It’s such a profound loss for so many of us. And I could feel the depth to which I am not alone in grieving our loss as well as remembering the profound impact she had on so many of our lives.