When engaged in the construction of our personal story, we are immersed in the present moment. And it’s these moments “in the now” which become some of the most pivotal building blocks of our individual life stories. When lost in the now, it’s almost as if a higher force has taken control of the pen, and we get to sit back and participate as our life story momentarily takes on a life of its own.
The 3 page exercise developed by Julian Cameron shared in yesterdays post can be an effective tool for self-knowledge when practiced consistently, she recommends doing it daily. From my perspective it is a great tool through which you can give yourself permission to experience emotional healing, which can take root and keep growing.
As you explore your story here are helpful questions to ponder:
Where did you grow up? (describe the places you lived)
How did you know your parents or caretakers loved you?
Did anyone ever say, “I love you?”
How did your parents or caretakers show or express their love to you and to one another.
What were qualities you liked about yourself when you were a child?
Who were the important people in your life?
Did you have experiences of lack? Of need? Of want? Of loss? If so, describe one or all.
Did you feel important in your family?
Were you fearful as a child?