Parents should not be held ultimately responsible
for childhood trauma; we have chosen our childhoods in order to catalyze
our karmic patterns. Even so, reliving events from childhood can serve as
a valuable portal for bringing up suppressed feelings, if you feel so inclined.
Working with the wounded inner child, for example, can be an important part
of self-healing for some people, although it is by no means essential.
Find the child within that is still holding the painful
feelings. Do not try to change or reprogram the child’s feelings,
but just be with the child as it experiences the feelings. Help the child
to drop the self-rejection that originally suppressed the feeling and to
understand that it’s OK to have the feeling, and that it is not the
child’s fault. Provide a safe place. Sit with the child as it experiences