I’m very curious to see what comes out of this month’s work on changing our past.
I feel like I have done a good first layer of work on my past during a few years in therapy, and at this point I can’t really think of anything that’s unresolved, or weighing me down — I’ve had a pretty fortunate, sheltered life, so it was small things to begin with, and I feel in a very good, empowered place now.
For example, I grew up with a mother whom I perceived as pretty restrained in her affections, I didn’t feel I could talk to her freely about what was really going on with me, and I didn’t feel like I was given much guidance about what it meant to come into one’s own as a woman.
I now see that she was exactly the mother I needed her to be, that she offered unconditional support and was very respectful of my privacy, and that the nature of our relationship gave me plenty of room for self-exploration, figuring things out on my own, and inventing myself with full creative license.
Is this the sort of rewriting you have in mind for us to do this month? Or, since this rewriting feels well rehearsed for me because of past work, is there a way you would recommend I take it further, or differently?