The emotional wounds you have suffered in your childhood may reveal themselves in damaging ways in your relationships as an adult.
Regardless of your age, you have experienced several problems and heartaches in the past. Whether it was bullying, loneliness, insecurity or even lack of attention and affection from your family, all of these affect your current relationships with others. The good news is that these sufferings and heartaches can be healed.
Once you have uncovered the underlying beliefs about what happened to you, you can then begin the healing process.
What is amazing is that you can actually re-parent yourself now and give to yourself the kind of childhood you would have liked to have had.
This process is best done in a meditative state by getting in touch with your memories of what happened to you, and the conclusions you came to as a child.
As a child what you suffered created confusion and painful conclusions that became underlying beliefs about people which now color what you experience today.
So to heal you need to allow the memories to present themselves to be released. It is not necessary to delve into all the details of negative emotions, but you do need to be in touch with what the pain was.
Describe how the circumstances made you feel. Identify two or three words that best describe how you were affected and put them in a sentence.
Once you have reviewed the years of your childhood then it is time to verbally state to yourself that you are willing to forgive and let go of whatever blame and guilt is associated with the memories.
This is not to exonerate those responsible for any misdeeds, but it is to set you free.
After you do that you will be able to better re-parent yourself with unconditional love, healing, and acceptance. You can do this by visualizing yourself as a child being held, comforted, and loved by the adult you.