Happy Father’s Day!
Let’s celebrate and honor the men who’ve taken on the role
as a biological father or a dad that raised us throughout our lives
on this special day There are a few men within my tribe who are fathers
or have a father-like role to loved ones and I bless you.
Even if our fathers have passed on, let’s give thanks for their teachings,
whatever they were for they helped shape us into who we are today.
Fathers have usually taken on the role as protector and provider, yet that role
has changed throughout the years as women have become providers while
fathers stay home with their children.
I was raised by a father who was more of a provider as he traveled for work
which caused him to be away 1-2 weeks a month. Growing up I yearned for him
and was constantly disappointed because he’d be traveling whenever I wanted
his company. Now as an adult I’m so grateful to have a father who loved his family
so much he believed at that time that it was his only option. My father has his faults
as every human being does and I’ve learned through observation so much about him,
plus just asking him questions that I couldn’t growing up. For many
years I struggled with my dad’s decisions which affected all of us at various times.
I also realized that I was very short fused and impatient just like him which annoyed
me even more. I recall a family member at a party pointing out the root reason
when I was in my teenage years about a wrongful decision he made that cost us dearly that crushed my soul.
Through years of awareness, making different choices, and releasing expectations
I’ve come to love and appreciate him for the man he is, thus releasing my
anger and disappointment. I focus now on appreciating him rather than judging him.
Thanks to his enjoyment of traveling around the world with his family, I’ve incorporated
traveling as a joyful experience in which I can also call work. My healing journey
has also been addressed through energy medicine and and other modalities so I could
release the energetic ties.
I’ve learned that transformation is an ongoing process that requires me to become
aware of my thoughts and emotions that lead to specific actions. One of the biggest
areas to focus on is releasing expectations. This is so hard yet necessary to
release stress within our bodies.
Father’s day is a time to celebrate the man who’s in your life spending time with you
in his way, not always how you expect him to be. One of the ways is through
forgiveness. If this is an area that you struggle with, then let’s talk for it doesn’t really
help you to hold onto anger and bitterness.
Let’s release your anger through conversation and energy medicine so you can
feel freer and happier.
One of the ways I celebrate father’s day is by writing a thoughtful and grateful card for
my brother and father as they are still with me.
How do you celebrate Father’s Day?
Love and hugs,