Tag Archives: inner child

Marion Woodman on Growth

‚ÄúThere is no growth without real feeling. Children not loved for who they are do not learn how to love themselves. Their growth is an exercise in pleasing others, not in expanding through experience. As adults, they must learn to … Continue reading

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John Bradshaw on magical thinking

“Children are magical. “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.” Magic is the belief that certain words, gestures, or behaviours can change reality. Dysfunctional parents often reinforce their children’s magical thinking. For example, if you tell children that their … Continue reading

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Monica Cassani on the Shadow Child

Powerful, touching sequence, on the shadow child within who needs welcoming home, who needs our love and attention, if we are to be able to offer ourselves love and attention inwardly, and radiate that outwards in our lives. http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/20/rejected-shadow-child/ http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/21/shadow-child-part-ii/Continue reading

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