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Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation

I’m on a path, with a stream on the right and woods on my left, listening to birdsong as I walk in tree-dappled sunlight. Here is a turtle on a log in the water, there is a butterfly among the flowers on the bank. I am at peace. My serenity increases with each...
External Loving Parent

External Loving Parent

I can’t relate to a loving parent inside me. I had to imagine an external loving parent as my father holding me in a “snuggly” , and supporting me, giving me empathy and love. I don’t even feel it is necessary for me to distinguish the negative voices, only my wounded...
Come Alongside

Come Alongside

I’ve told this story so many times, perplexed, always with no emotion until The Loving Parent Guidebook and the questions on page 26 and 27: What would you tell a child … ?  I was in first grade sitting at the kitchen table after dinner struggling with single...
The Blessings of ACA

The Blessings of ACA

I grew up in a family with lots of dysfunction,But my ACA group has provided the unction.Alcohol, gambling, cheating and more-Mental illness and abuse all came through that door!Many generations with multiple diseases.Don’t talk, feel or trust- so everyone freezes!My...
Letter From Inner Loving Parent

Letter From Inner Loving Parent

Dear Little Michael and ACA Michael, Once again, last night, feelings of distrust and fear arose during your time with your girlfriend. What was a beautiful fun night overall ended on a dissonant note. I could feel your heart close. Not in a figurative sense - there...
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