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Expressing My ‘Bigness.’ Playing Small. Patriarchy. THIS IS ME!

Not taking criticisms personally is one of my biggest lessons. It is rooted in my deep need for acceptance and approval, which, among others, I did not receive from my family of origin. The rejection from my mother, which began … 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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“She [your mother] did the best she could.”

Countless are the times when others have said, “Your mother did the best she could.” I, too, have said that. I have told myself that — in the hope of easing the pain. Somehow, though, saying that a wrongdoer did … Continue reading

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The Void — The Death Of A Child Vis-a-vis Having An Unloving Mother

“When you lose a child [particularly through death], the void will always be there.” I have heard that uttered by grieving mothers. And it is no different when a daughter is/was not loved by her mother. The void left by … Continue reading

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Some Mothers Are Unloving. Motherhood Is Optional. Dealing With Dismissive Reactions.

It isn’t so much anymore the wounding or wounds from my mother’s unloving ways per se that’s triggering me or hurting me. It is more the reactions coming from others. From members of the family who refuse to acknowledge 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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Holding the Key. Breaking the Curse. Breaking the Cycle.

[Continued from “The Beginning Of A Core Wounding — Being Rejected By My Mother At Birth”] Everything is energy. Our thoughts and emotions contain energies. They are energies. Our bodies are a multi-faceted, multi-level, multi-dimensional energy system. Energy carries a … 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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