I give you my love but not my power.


I give you my love but not my power.
This is a thought that I wrote in a model 18 days ago, right after the first live call. I’ve been practicing this thought with my 3 children, and starting to gather evidence for its truth. My 5 year old had a meltdown, and I was able to hold him and stay calm throughout, repeating this thought over and over again. I give you my love, but not my power. Because of this thought, I was able to hold him without the need to escape. I was able to stay calm while he tried to hit, kick, and spit at me. I was able to think about how good it was for him to be able to express his emotions. how I was glad to be able to provide a safe space for him to express his emotions, and how much I love him.
This is so different from my previous reactions, where my main feelings would be negative, and my main thoughts of escape. It’s hard to believe that that change happened with 18 days of practice. I so appreciate you introducing me to these principles and teaching me how to start applying them. Both me and my children are benefitting. Thank you.
C. Thing 2’s meltdown
T. I give you my love, but not my power.
F. Calm and powerful.
A. Hold him while he cries and trantrums.
R. He was able to express his emotions in a safe environment and then fall asleep.
Mom is a superhero.