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My Thoughts On The Newly-released Book, “Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming Your Personal Power” by Bethany Webster

I first met my inner child in 1999. Doing inner child work has since been the crux of my healing journey. Over the years, I have inquired deeply into WHY I had such a challenging home and family experience. I … Continue reading

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The Cycle Of Abuse

“As you said, it’s a cycle. I’m getting fed up. It’s exhausting. It just keeps repeating.” My friend poured her heart out. Her words didn’t come as a surprise to me. I knew it was just a matter of time … Continue reading

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Forgiveness — A Result Of The Healing Process Rather Than The Goal Or A Prerequisite To Healing

There is a tendency for those in recovery [from toxic parents/families] to fall into the blame game — blaming the toxic parents or family for any or all unfortunate circumstances in one’s life, not taking any accountability and responsibility at … Continue reading

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Acceptance — Not Forgiveness — Is Much More Effective & Therapeutic

Forgiveness [of others], I have now come to believe, is earned. I do not believe that forgiveness is unconditional. The offender must offer a sincere apology, express and show a genuine desire to make amends, and demonstrate remorse and a … Continue reading

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A Narcissistic Mother’s Drama

When the bedroom door closes, whatever goes on is between the couple. We can never know enough to make accurate or even fair or unfair judgments and conclude why a couple split up. Both or one of them may present … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Betrayal. A Daughter’s Trust Issues.

When we have been lied to, especially by a loved one, the betrayal is quite deep and damaging, to begin with. Even more so when it’s a betrayal from one’s birth mother. The deep and painful sense of betrayal towards … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Involvement. Triangulation. Mediating Between My Parents.

My mother had vehemently denied it through the years — from my father and me, in particular — her ill-chosen involvement, which lasted for more than a decade. Fortunately for my siblings, they were spared from the pain of the … Continue reading

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“Your mother is just waiting for you…”

[Continued from “The Request For Binding Prayers For My Mother Before Her Passing“] A few days before my mother’s passing, I received a message from Jacqueline [not her real name], a close family friend, with the words, “Your mother is … Continue reading

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Healing Prayers For My Mother & Family. Searching For Me. Be Careful What You Pray For…

[Continued from Holding The Key. Breaking The Curse. Breaking The Cycle.] Full disclosure. I have practiced magic and witchcraft. It was part of my truth-seeking and soul searching. But it is the white kind. I practiced and studied enough — … Continue reading

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The Beginning Of A Core Wounding – Being Rejected By My Mother At Birth

[Continued from Healing of our Family Tree] My core issues are rooted in the rejection that I experienced from my biological mother since my birth. I wrote about it here on this site for the first time when I was … Continue reading

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