(Alanna Ketler) Deep inside all of us lives a wounded child who is desperate for love, attention, and validation — that child is you, it is your younger self. Even those of us who haven’t experienced severe trauma such as physical or sexual abuse most likely still have wounds that we are unknowingly carrying around with us all the time. Even though our parents might have done the best they could, and perhaps were typically loving and supportive, there could still be scars left on us and stored deep within our subconscious. These scars may lead us to experience the constant need for validation and approval, feelings of unworthiness or not being good enough, fear of abandonment, or perhaps a deep lack of self-love.
(Mayukh Saha) Crying is as normal an event as breathing. But the forces that govern us have forever seen this action to be one of weakness. Men especially are always ridiculed if they cry. It is viewed as an emasculating thing to do. On the other hand, women are seen as extremely spoilt if they cried, no matter the reason. To put it simply, one’s reasons for crying could be varied, but a single tear down the eye would be perceived as less humanly.
(enLIGHTen UP) Justin Deschamps from Stillness in the Storm is returning to the show to talk about suppressed authenticity in favor of a socially accepted Self.
(Justin Deschamps) Do you feel allowed… to freely feel? Can you really let the true you come to the surface without causing damage to your job, your relationship, or your social network?
(John Amodeo) What felines can teach us about affection
(Justin Deschamps) When we feel threatened, the older parts of the brain override the thinking version of you. The conscious identity you experience as your everyday you will slip away, being replaced by a “triggered version” that has different values.
If you sometimes feel weighed down by negative thoughts and feelings, this Guided Meditation for Releasing Negative Thoughts & Emotions will heal you at the depth of your being, by accessing your subconscious mind to produce lasting change. Try it and see!