Happy Mothers Day Mom. I decided to write a list of the things i appreciate about you today. (This feels very odd and foreign b/c I’ve spent a lifetime focusing on what you did wrong and how badly you hurt and upset me). Its time to take a look at the other side of the coin…
–I appreciate that you thought it was so important to come to be with me at school during the movie “Its Wonderful Being a Woman.”
–I appreciate that you came with my class when i took my first train ride.
–I appreciate that you were clean and taught me to keep my body clean (even tho I’ve rebelled a bit from your OCD ways in other parts of my life. ?)
–I appreciate that you often smelled of Jergen’s lotion when i was little.
–I appreciate that you learned to drive when you were 53 years old.
–I appreciate that you and Daddy stayed married for 37 years until Daddy passed when i was 17 and i didn’t have to have divorced parents.
–I appreciate that you “wore the pants” in the family way back then and gave me a role model as a strong woman.
–I appreciate you having me when you were 42 when my siblings were 18, 17 & 14.
–I appreciate your stories of psychics, psychic phenomena and reincarnation.
–I appreciate you (and Daddy) teaching me how to recycle and compost waay before it was popular.
–I appreciate you working at the hospital cafeteria when i was little and buying me things like my new bed and making me a matching bedspread and curtains with your money.
–Thank you for sewing me Barbie doll clothes.
–Thank you for showing me how important it is to vote by dressing up to do it.
–Thank you for working so hard to make delish homemade chicken and noodles for special dinners.
–Thank you for making homemade raspberry jam, applesauce, apple butter, apple pies and canned green beans from our fruit trees and garden.
–Thank you for liking the color yellow.
What a funny experience, the more I write the more warm memories about my mom are coming out of the woodwork… ? Thank you EFT for helping me to be able to naturally go there. Healing our inner childhood wounds is priceless!!
I ? you Mom, Happy Mothers Day!
AH-HA…. JUST START!!
After posting this to my Facebook page this morning, feeling oddly calm and serene, because I know how many years I’ve worked to get to this point in my relationship with my mom, I turned to page 113 in my book Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child by John Bradshaw and started to read…. As I eagerly absorbed page by page information about the wounded inner child…
The more I read, the more validated I felt.
The more I read, the more I KNEW in my heart that this is what I am meant to do and how many ways my wounded inner child has stopped me
The more I read, the more I realized just how much I LOVE being an Inner Child Advocate and using EFT Tapping to help myself and others heal their own wounded inner child so they stop controlling our adult lives.
Then I started thinking about a conversation I’d had with my adult daughters last weekend about how I see the world and what I naturally think of when someone is struggling with something in their lives... they both said “oh, I don’t even think about that!”
AH-HA, it hit me like a ton of bricks!!
Perhaps sharing the steps I’ve taken (an am still taking b/c I’m a work in progress) to help heal my own wounded inner child could be beneficial for others.
Perhaps others simply can’t see what I see because they don’t think about things the same way as I do.
Perhaps sharing with others what I experience and observe, from my perspective, might be beneficial in helping themunderstand what’s happening in their own lives and how they could potentially benefit from using EFT Tapping.
Then the words, “JUST START” from transformational comedian Kyle Cease instantly came to me!
What if I simply do what I do every morning… read, journal, & tap as my own Inner Child Advocate… and share my journey with you? Sort of like a Tapping Reality show. LOL! OK, please consider this my START!
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