Does family sometimes make you feel as if you're hanging upside down, holding on for dear life?
This is the fourth in a five-part series this week about the topics that motivate my clients to see me, the topics that weigh heaviest on their hearts and prevent them from living life to its fullest. It is my hope that just one nugget of my truth resonates with your soul and brings you comfort...
Truth #1: Our souls (and our families' souls) knew exactly what they were doing when you all contracted to be born together. The conversation went something like this: "OK dear, so this may be a bit of a bumpy ride. I'm going to go through x, y, z and your dad is going to react like x, y, z and then we're all going to do x, y, z..." and your response was: "Yay! That's sounds like an adventure that will help me declare who I am and what I love. I'm IN!"
And so it began.
Honor the choices and journeys that your family members choose to experience, just like you'd want them to honor your choices. It's their play, let them live it as their souls see fit.
Truth #2: We carry the most guilt, regret and remorse around family members, burdening our hearts and blocking the direct communication of our soul's GPS. Listen to your heart. If you feel compelled to say something or act a certain way, then do so, without guilt or remorse. You cannot be responsible for the reaction of your loved one, nor can your happiness be dependent upon their reaction. For example, many children come from divorced homes. They have a choice: to accept it or to be bitter. The parents' divorce didn't choose the particular reaction, they chose the reaction. Choose wisely as it sets the foundation for your emotional happiness.
Truth #3: Just because we are born into a set of souls doesn't mean that they are mutually beneficial for each other in this lifetime. They may simply be there to show you who you are and what you love (or what you don't love, as the case may be). Their greatest gift to you may have been the gift of life. If so, honor that without bitterness or remorse because again, these reactions set the stage for your emotional happiness.
These truths are not designed to make light of the fact that family challenges exist. But it is my hope that these truths lighten the burden you feel so that you can allow your light to shine upon those who need it most here on Earth.
Please contact me if you need help lifting this burden: 610-419-4979.
Live in Love,
Tomorrow's final installment in the series will be: Chaos to Calm: About Religion...
Carrie, with a lot of Spiritual guidance!