|A simple practice to reconnect
In my work, especially Journey work, clients often go back to a younger version of themselves that felt unloved, unheard and unacknowledged. We’ve all had moments of this … some more than others! The healing finally begins when you reconnect with the suppressed pain of that younger you so you finally get to express the truth of what wasn’t able to be expressed as a child.
So if you get triggered this Mother’s Day (or any day for that matter), with challenging thoughts or painful emotions) then take a few moments to connect with yourself.
Find a quiet place and take a few deep breaths. Imagine your inner child in your lap. Connect with this little one … cuddle them … and let them know you understand how tough it was at times … how they felt unloved, anxious, scared or so alone.
You might even like to give the younger you a voice and let them tell you what it was really like for them. Open your heart and listen with compassion, holding space for the little you to express and empty out the pain … while you simply acknowledge them with love.
This is not about blame or shame in any way, just releasing the old pain that got shut down and relegated to the basement of your being, where it gets triggered every time certain buttons are pushed … Mother’s Day potentially being one of those!
As you connect, feel the little one inside relaxing as they receive your embrace … safe to open their heart feeling loved, hopeful and heard….. and ready to walk with you on a fresh, new path, guided by your own compassion and deep inner knowing.