Estrangement carries words like isolation, disconnection, dirty, and shame with it. It is a message that says you are not enough, there is something intrinsically wrong with you and the act of estrangement is the ultimate act of shaming. There is no resolution or happy ending. One or both parties have chosen to give up. Estrangement impacts family, work environments, cultures. Everything we do has impact and the impact of estrangement is splitting.
We live in a time that encourages us to be anything but PRESENT with ourselves and our family. We are hyper-focused on what’s next…the next holiday, season, activity, thing to buy. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and anxious! However, we all have the power to avoid getting sucked into this cultural norm and we can teach our children to do the same.
Service is one of those words that can make my heart sing. It is also something I deeply long for. And yet the word can also make my skin crawl! What’s Your Word?
Our ghosts will continue to haunt us through people, places and things until they feel acknowledged and felt. This is why we keep repeating the same godforsaken patterns over and over again. Learn how to tame the ghosts that bind you!