March 28, 2022
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Family Conflict.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


I find myself, now at the age of 36 and with a family of my own, to be in conflict with both of my parents (divorced for past 35 years). I feel that many issues have arisen that have been persistent themes since childhood. I am now realizing that I don’t have to react to them the way I did as a child, which was in a submissive, self-defeating, fearful way. However, as I begin to respectfully assert myself (saying no to things in their best interest but not mine or my family’s), I find it is creating a wedge in our relationships. I feel that I am growing and leaving them behind, as they are not interested in the spiritual path. Should I confront them directly and explain my feelings, which will unfortunately bring up painful memories from childhood?


I don’t see any need to confront them about any of this. You mentioned that you are being respectful in asserting what is in the best interests of your family. That is enough. If they have chosen a different path than you, a path that is stuck in a painful past, then they are not likely to change by you confronting them. Respect their path and be clear about what your path is.



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