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Living Outside the Box

It did not matter if I were happy living in the box, because if I stayed there, eventually I would die and then would be happy forever. I saw many otherpeople living in their boxes in misery, but they too believed they would eventuallydie and be happy.

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The Art of Resting

This is the daydreaming trap. Work ends, and your energy starved body and mind drift off into activities like television, or indulging in junk food or alcohol. When you are done, you are exhausted, and feel guilty or ashamed of the time wasted.

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Embracing your Inner Child from the Eyes of a Mother

So when you think your inner child healing work is done, it’s probably only just begun. And remember that you probably have fragmented inner children like me, all waiting for you to come and help them feel safe, loved, understood. 

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Mental Illness, a Mother's Love, and Reiki

I had gotten my level one Reiki attunement a year prior but hadn’t done a lot with it.  I wasn’t even sure I believed in it!  Here I was, sitting home every day, stress and trauma pumping through me like our blood does, what did I have to lose?!  The second step was practicing Reiki daily. 

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Love all, Accept All

It is not our job to get people onto our side. In a way, it’s actually our job to maintain those friendships because I can tell you right now that many people sitting in fear are also throwing away lifelong relationships fighting over things that terrify them.

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