Updated: Nov 22
I am a loving and kind person who is inherently loveable – no matter what my family thinks.
Ah, family. Family is comforting, protective … their love is unconditional… They are a joy to be around.
If that sentence rings true to you, you can move on along to the next affirmation, ‘cuz this one is not for you. This is for the people who don’t always experience the warm fuzzies with their family.
Families can run the gamut from always loving to completely toxic. I’m guessing that most people’s families fall somewhere in between that.
From conflicting values, personalities, and expectations all the way to emotional abuse, neglect and trauma, there are so many reasons family dynamics can be challenging. And, over several years the amount of baggage that piles up can sometimes seem insurmountable.
If any of those frustrations with or fears for your family pop up today, develop a mantra (or several) you can say to release it with grace. And while you’re handing out grace, don’t forget to take some for yourself. It's totally okay to sometimes feel frustration with family - it doesn't mean you don't love them or that you're not a loving person or that you're not lovable. You are inherently lovable. And you are not alone.
If you need some ideas for mantras, here are a few you can try:
We’re all just doing the best we can.
I lovingly release others to their own lessons.
I am inherently loving and lovable.
I will not stress over things I can't control.
And the ever popular: You’re not the boss of me!
Spiral level: ALL
Use when feeling: sad, family shit, regret, scared