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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Being a Mother - Tip #2 Look for healing opportunities. 

     Challenges bring with them great opportunities for healing and re-connection. Interrupt your child’s stress cycles.  Breathe in and get past your own fear.  Become emotionally safe for your child. Respond in love and you will send positive energy to the places that need healing.  Emotional regulation through love promotes healing.  Help your child become refreshed at the cellular level.  Your part in the healing process is to create a safe environment.  Your part in the healing process is to bring love, grace, and forgiveness into our children’s life.  Your part is to allow love, grace, and forgiveness to flow through our lives.  When you do this, you help create an environment conducive to healing for your child.  You are not responsible for healing but you are responsible to others to help them on their journey to heal.  Simple?  Yes.  Complex and hard to do?  Yes.  Perfect love and forgiveness comes only from Jesus through our relationship with him.  Therefore you must work to get yourself into that place of love and forgiveness.   

It will be a healing for your flesh and refreshment for your body.  Proverbs 3:8

Find out more, read “Healing Journey” @ Ken Thom Articles

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Being a Mother - Tip #1

Use the power of your relationship to be influential and not controlling.

Bruce Perry says that the heart of humanity lies in our relationships.  Everything we learn, we learn from relationship.  We are neurobiologically designed to be in community and relationship.  We are designed to respond, to reach out, and to seek other relationships.  Without relationships we are physiologically at risk.  If we are not in relationship we die.  God’s model is that He loves us first so we can become loving.  Then as parents we must love our children so they can become loveable and obedient.  It is imperative that we focus on our vertical relationship with God so we can then have a similar horizontal relationship with our children.

Find out more, read “The Power of Relationship” @ Ken Thom Articles


Monday, April 30, 2012

Jesus Heals Shame

It’s important in this journey to separate religion from spirituality. Religion is the way that you practice your spirituality. It is a structure through which you demonstrate your faith. Religion is made by man. Therefore it is flawed. All too often, our perception of spirituality and faith is damaged by religion. Therefore, it is important to look past religion to what you believe in. You may need to review the articles on forgiveness when religious and other human experiences block your spiritual journey. Be courageous and press on to break the bondage of shame and heal spiritually. Belief in Jesus means that there is a power greater than yourself that you can rely on. Jesus said in John 14:6 NIV “I am the way and the truth and the life.” That is not to the exclusion of others but that Jesus is the ultimate power. That is very scary for shame-based people because of their lack of trust. Their lack of trust is based on their human experiences. It is natural and normal to place human characteristics on God. Our human experiences dictate our perceptions.

Find out more about healing shame through grace, read January 2012 Love in Action Newsletter