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A Balanced Life With Sarah Jensen MOTHERING ME The concept of parenting, and specifically mothering ourselves has come up a lot lately, both in my own life and for women around me. We’re unpacking wounds from childhood, healing and soothing our broken hearts, and making quantum leaps in our mindset around how we see ourselves and experience the world. Something that can create deep scars are the times in our lives we didn’t feel seen, heard, nurtured or accepted for our whole selves – the times when our parents weren’t able to parent us in the ways we needed because they were having their own human experience. Left untouched, these scars can have a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) impact on us and how we think, communicate, connect, love, give, receive and perceive all of the intricacies of our lives. As adults, it’s not always easy, possible, or even preferable to repair relationships with our parents, but we CAN repair our relationship with ourselves by tuning into our hearts, our emotions, perhaps even our inner child (or children – we don’t always have just one inner child) and asking that part of us what it needs. What would it like us to know, see, honour, love, cherish, nourish or nurture? How can we give that part of us what it needs to thrive and flourish? It could be maternal or paternal energy, or it could be familial (family) energy in general. Whatever comes up for you in this moment is just right. Let your heart, or the part of you that’s craving parental guidance, nurture or care, know you’re listening. Ask it what it needs and then take tender, loving action to meet those needs. This can be an incredibly healing and empowering practice as we start to become all that we need from within ourselves (and for ourselves).

We start to cultivate a balance between inner strength and flow, inner wisdom and innocence. We start to embrace all parts of ourselves and begin to realise we have a deep and infinite capacity to love ourselves, to thrive in that selflove, and to meet the gamut of our own needs from within us. From there, we become even more grounded in our sense of self; the flow on effect of which is that the love, care, nurture, kindness and compassion we receive from others becomes the tasty cherry on top of a rather spectacular icecream sundae (i.e. a beautiful bonus rather than a necessity). What ultimately happens is we become the strength we’ve been seeking, the guide we’ve been craving, and the love we’ve been missing. We start to not only know, but deeply understand and trust, that everything we need is truly and completely within us. All is well. We are whole and we are home. And so I leave you today with a journaling prompt to guide you as you connect inwards with the part, or parts, of you that need a little love: "Something in me that needs mothering right now is..." Take a little time to explore this prompt and see where it takes you. It can be a powerful agent for self-connection and self-nurture if you lean into it. Let it hold you and support you as you surrender to the sweetness of self-love and of loving the parts of you that are craving being cherished and accepted. Sarah Jensen Life & Business Coach www.sarahjensen.com.au Issue #18 | The Inspired Guide | December 1st 2020

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