Through my sessions, I was introduced for the first time to the different aspects of my inner child... the vulnerable child, the angry child, the magical child. I learned so much about who I am now and how my childhood experiences have colored this. What is so wonderful and freeing about this work is that I finally get to hear all the things I couldn't or wasn't allowed as a child to say or feel.
No, I am not running around now as a wild child screaming my feelings to anyone in my vicinity. Instead, I am hearing what my needs are and how I can give those to myself and to the child that missed out on some vital things required for healthy development as an adult. It's like I am almost being able to recreate the Father I needed and the love I needed that was not available to me then.
This stuff really works. Mary has travelled with me into my these parts of me and gently and protectively helped me to land in a place where I get to not only change this stuff for me, but also create more space for me to give this to others in my life.
I have been able to understand the dynamics of my relationship with my boyfriend and see how our interactions are sometimes the different aspect of our 'children' wanting to get what they need from each other.
Also,one of my daughter recently went through a truly traumatic event of sexual violence. I immediately had her connect with Mary and she is working every week with her. I know that traditional therapy would not have worked with her. As a mother, I feel so much of my child's pain but I cannot take it away. But, interestingly enough, because I am working with Mary on my own stuff, it is bringing space and love to my daughter in a way I could have not done on my own. My daughter is healing and so am I. We are connected in a much more powerful and healing way through Mary's work.
So I encourage those of you who have not done this work to try it. It takes courage to discover who you the inner you is but in return you receive all the wonderful love and joy you deserve. ~ Victoria