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John Ruskan's
Emotional Clearing

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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 the feelings.

 
 

© 2004 John Ruskan / The Institute for Integrative Processing