Suggnômê: sometimes this is translated “forgiveness,” but it just means “thinking-with,” i.e. participatory understanding.
I think there is no such thing as starting from scratch. Everything re-begins, in a very crowded, overpopulated world. Even one body alone is pre-populated—by instincts, by inclinations, by teeming feelings and masses of memories, conscious and nonconscious, with all manner of shadings in between. The question is always “how”: how to move that crowding into a new constitution, the constitution of a becoming.