My inner child really needed me last week.
“Shhh, now’s not a good time,” I said roughly; picking at another olive and shifting uncomfortably in my seat. (In my mind, I gave her the look)
I was very aware of what 9 year old me needed in that moment. She needed to feel:
And that’s exactly what I did NOT give her!
And then something amazing happened! My son walked into the kitchen (age 9, about the same age as I was when I was most vulnerable) and I knew! I knew that I would neverrrrrrr treat him the way I had just treated Little-me.
I think it’s thanks to many years and many types of therapy, my commitment to my spiritual development and a healthy dose of self-care, that I was able to quickly self-correct.
So, I left the dinner early and jumped into a good, long Epsom salts bath to remind Little Lee:
If you are battling with a narcissistic bully of a boss/teacher/spouse or family member, I encourage you to say this affirmation daily and to believe that you are worthy of all these things. I do!
Sending you good vibes only,