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Patterns: Overcoming Ancestral Trauma

Recently I began recognizing some patterns in my son that made me reflect on where they may have originated from.  Although my son is still very young and like most kids attracted to material things, I really began to ponder where this need to constantly shop, buy things and fill his room with stuff came from.  He also has an obsession with all things pertaining to war and combat.  These are not patterns that I admire nor wish him to continue.  A typical boy perhaps, but perhaps

Water, Our Greatest Ally

"Be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
No less than the trees
And the stars.
In the confusion of life,
Keep peace in your soul."
     --- Max Ehrmann
          (excerpts from Desiderata)
 
Water is an element of our life that most people give little thought to, if you live in the Western world.  Nevertheless, if you live in a developing nation or are ever stranded without it, suddenly its intrinsic value and power remind you of its life giving force.

 
 
 
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