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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - On Love, Forgiveness and Emotional Healing

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November 19, 2019

How can I help both my own and my father’s inner child?

for Dad  -  Gathering  |   for Me  -  Forgiveness

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Since my recent realization of the ramifications of the generational emotional abuse in our family, I have felt a need to care for my inner child, who experienced that abuse. I am also feeling the same need for the inner child of my father, now passed on, who experienced that abuse from his mother. The question is, “How do I do that, especially for my father?” Nurturing these two wounded inner children has begun to feel vitally important.

Last night, it occurred to me to use my Messages from the Light Meditation Deck for some insights on how I might go about this. Although I don’t use this deck often, every time I do, I receive powerful messages. So I drew a card for what I could do for Dad’s inner child, and then one for mine. And again, powerful messages came…

for my father’s inner child  -  Gathering
I drew this card for helping Dad’s inner child. Initially, what struck me was the net of light. It reminded me of the web of light I saw when my mother was dying. I was using Reiki for her, hoping to ease the fear she was feeling about her imminent passing. It is reassuring, somehow, that I am seeing that here as well.

I next noticed the oval of light, into which the net of light seems drawn. In the shape of the vesica piscis, a symbol of creation and generation, it is an important symbol in sacred geometry and religious mysticism around the world. Within the oval of light, there is an apparent tunnel leading to a brighter light. My father has moved into that light and there is a veil between our worlds. But the netting of light suggests there is a way to connect with him energetically.

And then there are the white birds. I cannot tell if they are flying into and out of the light tunnel, but they feel to be doing both. Birds are traditionally seen as messengers of Spirit and symbols of the mind. Perhaps they are calling me to connect with what they have to say. Is Dad sending me a message from the other side? He did reach out to me shortly after he passed, but I haven’t heard from him since. Although I suspect the white birds are meant to represent doves of peace - and that would certainly be appropriate here - they also make me think of seagulls. My father was from Florida and I spent much of my life there. Seagulls are everywhere in Florida and always around the waters. My father loved being out on the water in his boat and many hours of family time were spent on that boat. Those birds are reminders. 

The LWB that comes with this deck presents only brief meanings for its images. The message for this card is very interesting;
“There is a gathering before the event, an inhalation before an exhalation. Allow the universe time to support your intention by drawing together the required elements.”

How it applies to me… I am being advised to wait on spiritual timing. It will be interesting to see what The Universe brings to aid me in helping me love, understand and forgive my father’s wounded inner child - and perhaps, thereby, to reconcile with him. Just thinking about my father in this way is illuminating. I can feel my natural mothering instincts rising to protect him.

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for my own inner child  -  Forgiveness
The word jumped out at me for how to help my own inner child. It had previously come to me that forgiveness is an important element of my healing and I thought I had done that earlier in my life. But it seems some resentment still remains.

Everything about this image is green and full of sparkling light. Green is the color of the heart chakra. Most appropriate for this card. The opening of a flower has long been a symbol for the opening of the human soul to Spirit. And to love. The light streaming down onto the woman, encircling her head and pouring out her hands also swirls down toward the center of the flower in front of and within her. That light reminds me of the energy coursing through me in much the same way when I do Reiki and pendulum treatments and when I am praying before doing a Tarot reading. Is this woman me or the embodiment of the spiritual mother? Is it Mary? Kuan Yin? I have a deep affinity with Kuan Yin and about a year ago had a powerful spiritual experience with her that felt almost exactly like this image portrays, except the energy flow then was at my heart chakra. The energy in this image seems to be more powerfully placed at the levels of the 2nd and 3rd chakras. Perhaps the bird flying near the woman’s head and shoulders brings the message that forgiveness is needed for healing at these two levels. So what areas of the body and life do these chakras influence?

3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra
Body - sight, the adrenals, metabolic and digestive systems

Life - one of the most powerful chakras, has profound influences on our personal power and abilities, our personal and professional success, and having respect for self and others

Issues - personal power, self esteem, willfulness and energy

2nd Chakra - Sacral Chakra
Body - sense of taste, impacts several organs and glands, including the bladder, lymphatic system, pelvis, large intestine and female reproductive organs

Life - our desires, sexuality, reproductive function, ability to be happy and joyful, compassionate, creative and passionate

Issues - creativity, pleasure, pain, relationships and emotions


The message in the LWB about this image says;
“Some beings or situations may be closed to you. Forgive them and they will open. Some parts of your self may be closed to the flow of love, joy, vitality. Forgive them and the flow will be restored.”

How it applies to me… I can see many things in the mentioned chakra energies that have been affecting me in my life… issues with my sight (although they could also be age-related), adrenal fatigue, metabolic imbalances, fear, self-esteem, poor relationship choices. That they could all relate back to the fear and emotional abuse received as a child is eye-and-heart-opening. Learning this about myself helps to understand what must have also happened in similar ways to my father, when he was a child. How powerfully important are the understandings of forgiveness and compassion. And how heart-breakingly damaging are the reaches of unkindness in family dynamics.

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There is so much here to feel and understand and act on. In the image on the Forgiveness card, the energies descend from Spirit, move through matter, mind and emotions, and are released out into the world. Energy is also being released out of the heart of the flower.

The messages today are to allow the timing of the Universe to help me love and care for my father’s inner child and that the powers of love, understanding, forgiveness and release can heal lives and rescue wounded children. I am deeply grateful for these powerful insights and the advice that flows from them.
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Comments always welcome and appreciated. 💚🌿 


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