Alice Miller dispenses with the power imbalances inherent within much of mainstream Therapy. Her unswerving advocacey of the child speaks to me in a way which strengthens my resolve and faith in humanity. From a position of trust and authority she exibits those qualities which are most Humane, the capacity to face her own pain in the service of the Human soul. My personal history is one of abuse in chilhood, my father was a paranoid Scizophrenic as well as being a vehement racist. My mother suffered bouts of depression and was engaged in a constant denial of my emotional existance. I have striven all my life to not be annihilated by the definitions of,("so called experts") and have only survived as an individual by honouring the pain within and in so doing preserving the ability to empathise with the suffering so normalised as being "for your own good".
>>By ROWAN (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)
Without this woman and her ideas about the brilliance of the inner child, I really don't know where I'd be today. Little by little the clouds are thinning and the sun begins to shine from within. Without sunshine, and of course rain, how can we make the garden grow? As an artist, I know how important it is for me to have access to that rainbow. The creative powers of the child's soul are without limit...as I have discovered as I continue to live my dreams and watch the universe move my thoughts into this realm. The body is the creative universe. Walking through the suffering is the part we play in bringing about a better place for life to come about...for bright lilies to bloom in abundance.
>>By Leda (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:00)
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