@jamie.n.rea None of us come out of childhood unscathed, no matter how amazing our childhood was.
No matter how amazing our parents are and how incredible of a job they do, we still enter adulthood with fuck loads of work to do.
I often have people coming to me who are confused how they can be struggling because they had such an incredible childhood with parents who are together and there is so much love.
Well, I had the most amazing childhood with so much fucking love and the most incredible family but I have lived in relational dysfunction for most of my life.
In fact, the biggest problem of my childhood was that I was hugged too much as a child, told I was special too often.
All that love brought me so many gifts but it also has brought me darkness as well.
No matter how great our childhood is, we still enter adulthood with dark and light, gifts and shadows.
But as I say to all my clients, I believe the whole spectrum of what our childhood brings us is a GIFT. All of it is a gift. Dark and light. It’s all a gift.
I believe our parents and our childhood are the greatest spiritual teachers of our life because they give us our GIFTS but they also give us OUR WORK.
I believe our family systems were specifically designed for us so our souls can evolve into the highest evolution and integration of who we are capable of becoming in our lifetime.
None of us come out of childhood unscathed. But none of us come out of childhood without remarkable natural gifts as well.
The gift is the light; the work is the dark underbelly of our gifts.
But you see, both the light and the dark are gifts.
The light is what comes naturally to us like we were born with it imprinted into our veins. Our family systems birth us natural gifts, whether it be resilience, patience, generosity, self-expression, or empathy. These things come naturally to us and they’re the parts of ourselves where we become teachers and leaders for others.
The dark are the parts of ourselves we are supposed to reclaim and integrate. This is the pain and the darkness that helped produce our gifts. But you see, these are also our gifts because they become the most important work of our lifetime. (CONT 👇👇)