INNER CHILD JOURNEY

This month your only work is to trust your gut. This is a commendable move for someone who lets their heart rule their head. Fear holds back imagination. Take this opportunity to come to grips with the things that scare you the most.
The general theme of your life during this period is to become freer in your emotional self-expression by demanding more from your relationships and your home. The material for the making of self is contradiction.
You’re breaking free from old holding patterns and people who can pull you out of a hole can help you. You now have the ability to say something you’ve been holding back. The future is partly determined by what you do now.
You have many layers, and make sense of the world by considering all options before making a decision. During this time, you may doubt your own capacity. Practice expressing yourself without seeking affirmation. Can you grow your capacity for intelligence without overriding the system? Quiet the nervous chatter by curbing your tendency towards overthinking.
8 Ways to Start Healing Your Inner Child
  1. Acknowledge
  2. Listen
  3. Write a letter
  4. Meditate
  5. Journal
  6. Revisit joy
  7. Be open
  8. Reach out
How to connect with your inner child:
  1. Formulate a dialogue
  2. Write a letter to him or her
  3. Say nurturing things (I love you, I hear you, thank you, I’m sorry)
  4. Look at photos of yourself as a child
  5. Think and write about what you loved doing when you were young
  6. Engage in meditation and creative visualization
What does Reparenting mean?
 
In its simplest form, reparenting is the act of learning how to give yourself the support you may not have received as a child.
The purpose of meditation is to look at something deeply and see its roots. Whatever kind of action we take, if we look deeply into it, we’ll be able to recognize the seed of that action. That seed may come from our ancestors. Whatever action we take, our ancestors are taking  it  at  the  same time  with us . So  father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are doing it with you; mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother are doing it with you. Our ancestors are there in every cell of our body. There are seeds that are planted during your lifetime, but there are also seeds that were planted before you manifested as this body. Sometimes we act without intention, but that is also action. “Habit energy” is pushing us; it pushes us to do things without our being aware. Sometimes we do something without knowing we’re doing it. Even when we don’t want to do something, we still do it. Sometimes we say, “I didn’t want to do it, but it’s stronger than me, it pushed me.” So that is a seed, a habit energy, that may have come from many generations in the past.
We have inherited a lot. With mindfulness, we can become aware of the habit energy that has been passed downtous. We might see that our parents or grandparents were also very weak in ways similar to us. We can be aware without judgment that our negative habits come from these ancestral roots. We can smile at our shortcomings, at our habit energy. With awareness, we have a choice; we can act another way. We can end the cycle of suffering right now. Perhaps in the past when we’ve noticed ourselves doing something unintentional, something we may have inherited, and we’ve blamed ourselves . We saw ourselves as an individual, isolated self, full of shortcomings. But with awareness, we can begin to transform and let go of these habit energies. With the practice of mindfulness, we recognize that a habitual action has taken p lace. This is the first awareness that mindfulness brings . Then, if we’re interested, mindfulness and concentration will help us look and find the roots of our action. That action may have been inspired by something that happened yesterday, or it may be three hundred years old and have its roots in one of our ancestors. Once we become aware of our actions, we can decide whether or not it’s beneficial and, if it’s not, we can decide not to repeat that action. If we’re aware of the habit energies in us and can become more intentional in our thought’s , speech, and actions, then we can transform not only ourselves, but also our ancestors who planted the seeds. We are practicing for all our ancestors and descendants, not just for ourselves; we’re practicing for the whole world. When we’re able to smile at a provocation, we can be aware of our ability, appreciate it, and continue in this way. If we’re able to do that, it means our ancestors are also able to smile at what is provoking them. If one person keeps calm and smiles at a provocation, the whole world will have a better chance for peace. The key is to be aware of what our actions are. Our mindfulness will help us understand where our actions are coming from.
Our capacity to understand suffering can bring forth our compassion, our love. Happiness is not possible with out understanding, l o v e, and compassion. Understanding and compassion are born from suffering.  When we understand suffering, we don’t blame anymore; we accept, we’re compassionate. Therefore suffering is useful. If we don’t know how to handle suffering, we can drown in the ocean of suffering. But if we know how to handle suffering, we can learn from suffering.
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