2nd December - Anger
I allow my anger to have a voice.
Living in my dysfunctional home was like sailing a boat through a hurricane. I lived in fear of being capsized by sudden outbursts and unpredictable rages. "Don't yell at me!" one or the other of my parents would shout. "I'm the adult, your're the child! Go to your room".
I received plenty of anger but I could not express my own. I wasterrified of the anger of others. I tried to keep my world calm.
Because I have not learned to express my own anger, it comes out sideways. It whines. It masks itself with false sweetness. Sometimes my anger is hidden even from me and I become depressed.
Today I will permit my inner child to express anger. When I allow my anger to speak with its own voice, it delivers its message succinctly and waits for an answer. I am not afraid of my anger.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner