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Loving Parent Prayer

Loving Parent Prayer

In a recent conversation with a fellow traveler, I realized that I had the concept of having a loving parent was stronger than my actual relationship with my loving parent.I decided to write a short “loving parent prayer” to go with my set-aside prayer to...
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...
Letter To My Inner Parent

Letter To My Inner Parent

(NOTE: I wrote this in response to the assignment on page 22 of the Loving Parent Guidebook) Dear LP, You have ushered in an era of dynamic equilibrium in my life, and what I mean by that is this: By teaching me the possibility of going deeper into a heart that...
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...
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