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HOLISTIC KIDS AND PARENTS

Sacred Connections WORDS VANESSA BUSHELL

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between mother and daughter

to listen to the wisdom within them. While the masculine within us all leads to strengthening rational intelligence, feminine emotional wisdom has been illegitimated and lost. This creates a huge divide within us and between ourselves and our daughters. The key characteristics of connecting with our emotional selves in a healthy way is to practise feeling into the emotions held in our bodies, being present with them, identifying them and acknowledging them. Our emotions need to be validated, otherwise they intensify and become overwhelming. The message within the emotion may be about a current situation or a past wound, however learning to accurately listen to these messages helps us to heal and make positive choices in our lives. Only through self-awareness of our emotional wisdom, can we make

he connection with our daughters is incredibly valuable. Yet we often do not realise the full effects of generational family patterns and society’s conditioning on them until they are teenagers. Then, when they are at their most vulnerable, the effects emerge. Perhaps one of the most prominent areas that this manifests is in the realm of emotion. How can we teach our daughters to value themselves through listening to their emotional wisdom if we do not know how to do it ourselves? As women, we are often given the message that there is something wrong with our emotions. This message may come from society, our partners our friends or our families. However, the result is that we try to block or suppress our emotions, which only distorts them and blocks our innate ability

choices based on our inner truth. This is not an emotional reaction, which is an unconscious reaction made out of emotional intensity. Rather, it is about learning how to respond to the world based on our emotional wisdom. This is the cornerstone of being a woman and is what we need to teach our daughters for them to know how to make their own choices that honour themselves. When we heal ourselves as women and re-discover a healthy relationship with our emotions, then we are in a space to model this to our daughters. However, it is imperative that we heal first. Learning to navigate and surf our emotion is a priceless skill that we can pass on to future generations, as well as to carve out inner peace and build confidence within ourselves. VANESSA BUSHELL, Conscious Solutions conscioussolutions.com.au

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