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Why THIS Dysfunctional Family?

The Celestine Prophecy is an entertaining and enlightening book that is even more enjoyable for those on a path of self-discovery.  In the chapter called Clearing the Past, the main character is invited to view his parents and childhood in a unique way.  Rather than getting hung up on what was good or bad, right or wrong,  he applies a blame-free framework to discover how his life perfectly prepared him to this point for his passion.  Using prompting questions from  The Celestine Prophecy, An Experiential Guide I applied these principles to my own life and found it very interesting.

Many people believe, as do I, that we repeatedly reincarnate with other souls into different characters to learn various life lessons.  (If you are interested, there is a great children’s book on this called  The Little Soul in the Sun by Neale Donald Walsh.)   In The Celestine Prophecy, the main character is invited to look closely at what each of his parents stood for by reviewing their lives, and then examine what purpose he may have come here for that he chose to be born of those parents into those circumstances.  He was told, “…the real you began in a position between (your Mom’s and your Dad’s) truths…you were born there to take a higher perspective on what they stood for.”

When I looked at my own life, my first observation was the themes that dominated my childhood:  sex, money, religion, education, and government.  I saw how my Mom represented one extreme on these issues while my father took a generally opposite view.  For example, one lived in terror that we’d run out of money while the other pursued dreams and knew we would be fine.  One was spiritual but abhorred religion yet the other made sure I was able to visit every kind of religion in our area that I might choose one.  I see now how POWER and CONTROL are used in every one of those themes.  I recognize how the roles of bully, victim, and martyr shifted around the family depending on the topic and stance of the conversation.   Other family members and friends also got involved.

The central theme was how people give power to others and take power away from them using sex, money, religion,education,  and politics.  I had a perfect training ground to watch this play out in childhood with family and then watch it play out much rougher in “the real world” in later years.  Now as I finally go deep enough into my exploration and healing to stand outside of the drama, I see clearly that we are all born filled with a Divine power and strength untouchable by man.  Even when we are victimized as small children, there is nothing anyone here can do to diminish our deepest power or break our invincible spirit.  We have all that we ever need at birth, and the rest of this is just a school to teach us that.  Truly, our only occupation here is to love one another and enjoy this beautiful playground rather than getting all caught up in fighting over toys or sandbox territory.

I invite you to explore your life and lineage in a similar way. I would love to hear your comments, questions, or concerns!

Namaste,

Sheryl Sitts

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