I spent last weekend with mixed a group of people on a Conscious Parenting workshop.
Men and women, some old and some young all seeking to be better parents.
The name of the workshop may have been a little misleading as what we really did was address our own issues to prevent them from showing up in our relationships with our children.
The most striking thing about the entire weekend was the fact that almost every issue people had with their children was reflecting back some childhood trauma with their own parents or teachers.
People were brought to tears as they faced emotions long buried but still interfering in their day to day lives.
One man who was told by his school teacher to 'Sit down and shut up' and a lady who was beaten by her father for sneaking off to the corner shop and another who's teacher gave her a hard time too.
As Louise Hay says, 'we are all victims of victims', and if we do not address our childhood wounds we will inadvertently continue the pattern, if not physically, then energetically.
The emotional wounds of our childhood create the energetic blockages in our current relationships.
For example, the man who was unseen by his parents; told to be quiet all the time, is now unseen and ignored by his own son. The same pattern has been recreated for him in his adult life.
This was all good as it forced him to address the issue and seek healing.
It falls upon us to heal the wounds that have been passed down from one generation to the next, going back sometimes centuries.
We owe it to our children to heal ourselves and to be the best that we can be.