Sanctuary and Serenity

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Learning to Parent Myself.
There have been many guides in my life.  There were people who helped me learn to parent myself, in a more nurturing, kind way.  I do not have to be alone.  I will need help in undoing a lot of the negative parenting skills I know and have internalized as a direct result of the abuse.  I need objective people who truly understand what any child needs to grow and flourish emotionally and spiritually.
These guides are found in many places and at many different times in my life.  Some are a consistent part of my life, others only for a fleeting moment.  However I may get this parenting knowledge, my inner-child will be much richer and stronger in spirit.
Each time I actively use the knowledge I get from my guides, I will be showing my child-within my love for her and my compassion for her past abuses.  She deserves to be parented in a loving, respectful way, and I can begin to give that to her.  She will help me know just what she needs from each guide.

Loving Guides.
I arrived at this point in my life – a place of recovery and healing.  I may wonder how, in the face of such intense abuse, I have been able to begin to heal and recover.
This miracle is due in part to the loving guides that my Higher Power has provided for me along my path.  There are times when it is hard for me to see them clearly or believe in them, I have received from them affirmations of my worth and being that allowed me to be alive and healing.
I can take time to identify and appreciate all the loving guides that affirmed my worth and preciousness as a child.  These guides could be people, animals, or a sense of belonging to the world through nature.  Whoever or whatever these guides were, they helped my life spark to keep glowing, and allowed my spirit to stay alive.