When we grow up in a dysfunctional family, like most of us did, we may feel grief, anger, frustration, sadness and more. I sure did. Did you? Or may be you were among the gifted ones who were raised in a supportive, loving and nurturing environment. Since I had plenty to deal with, I healed a bit at the time and in due course became a spiritual counselor. I understood what my clients were telling me because fort the most part, I had experienced it too. What worked for Me?
Meditation and Gratitude.
Meditation played a huge role in my recovery. A steady meditation practice transformed my life for the better. Meditation brings peace of mind.
I practiced Gratitude. Once I embraced my anger or sadness, and developed boundaries, I counteracted the negative and destructive emotions I experienced. I didn’t deny them but I was willing to shift to something more productive. As I practiced gratitude, everyday I wrote one new positive trait about the abuser until the energy shifted. For instance, someone who may be verbally abusive may also be a great swimmer, or may release anger quickly, or may be a talented artist.
After all, since our mind always believes what we tell it, we must feed it, hope, love, truth. (Facebook quote. Ha!)
As you know, the flower essence Star of Bethlehem, is perfect to dissipate grief. The picture below is a Star of Bethlehem plant, in white (It comes in different colors too.) Bach collection of flower essences are available in many places.