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Honoring the Self

Honoring the Self

When we don't honor the self, we are disconnecting from our true source of power.

As children, we honored our parents and believed in whatever we were taught, felt and experienced. If we felt unloved, we believed that meant we were unlovable. We did not know it was possible to be objective or to see our parents as 'wrong'.

As adults, we eventually learn that what happens in childhood repeats in adulthood. Like a reflection to our past, what we saw and learned to believe we tend to see and believe outside of us as adults.

On the road to recovery, healing codependency and narcissistic abuse, we learn to be more objective about who we think we are, or who we have been taught to think we are.

Learning to honor yourself is a process of self-actualization. It means we are willing to peek into Pandora's box like a detective looks for clues, rather than reacting to the instinctive emotional impulse to run, hide, deny, eat, or react.
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The child in you may have deserved more

Children are not possessions.

Children are not things.

Children are not here for adult’s amusement.

Children are angelic gifts who are on loan to us from the heavens and it is our job to cradle them with love, understanding, forgiveness, kindness, compassion, empathy, and protection.

Children should never be mocked, criticized, or treated with indifference.

They should not ever be compared to another sibling, friend, or family member.

They should not be lied to, persecuted, sexualized, or objectified.

They should never be hit or be exposed to domestic violence, drug abuse, or drunkenness.

Their lives and homes should be orderly and clean.

Children should have a routine and rules in their homes should be fair and predictable.

Children should have parents and caretakers who take an interest in their schoolwork, medical and dental care.

Children should feel like their emotions are important to those who have been blessed with the chance to care for them.

Children should be encouraged to...

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