Our Mother’s thoughts, while pregnant, set in motion a chemical reaction, empowered or disempowered, that infuses our being in utero.
The cultural, religious, and familial beliefs in our environment create our core beliefs about ourselves until the age of two years old.
These include "I’m not good enough, I’m unlovable, or I’m innately bad."
While growing up we observe, feel and become hard-wired in our thought processes, which fueled with our emotions, creates our behavior, thusly, neglect in childhood may cause parents to neglect or abuse their own children.
An individual's developmental history, especially if it includes childhood abuse, plays a significant role in the development of who we are and our parenting skills.
We each carry with us the influence of our own upbringing and the often unhealthy strategies we developed to protect our tender hearts.
What to do?
Firstly, acknowledge yourself for your awareness level. We have to ‘see’ something in order to ‘heal and change’ something.
Then, it is essential that you attract healing support in the creation of new and empowered thought patterns in order to self-parent and have a different experience.
The only thing we can control are our thoughts. ~ Viktor Frankl
And, while in the process of healing, I’m of the mind it is vital to create a vision of the style and type of parent you want to be for your children. Remove all obstacles to living your vision. Coaching support can be very helpful.
Forgiveness, of course, of Self and others is yet another essential part of this process. Forgiveness is an essential key to healing.
Forgiveness is your peace.
“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someonefree and realizing you were the prisoner.”
You do not have to go this alone! This takes time and is an ongoing practice.
Imagine the qualities you’d like to infuse your children with and begin to change your thoughts in order to change your parenting self.
I encourage you to take full responsibility for your thoughts, your parenting style and thusly your influence on your children and, thusly, humanity.
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• Studied in India with Master Pattabhi Jois
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