Not everyone will have the opportunity to speak to their parents about unresolved childhood issues, which continue to affect them and whilst I would always recommend it, I think it’s important to get your message across in a way that will get you the best results.
Unfortunately, when parents get so many things wrong, children end up with a list that can make them vulnerable to their own shortcomings. If you can’t speak to your parents because you know they’re not approachable, or you know they won’t accept what you want to say, then perhaps write a letter to them that you can burn once you have written it is the way forward.
Before you start the letter, you firstly have to acknowledge your intentions so that the universe understands why you feel the way you do. Say… ‘I now intend and am willing to accept, acknowledge and let go of my emotions and negative beliefs.’
Writing a letter is a good opportunity for you to put the record straight, reduce the amount of baggage you carry by not keeping or holding on to negative thoughts about that person. You must allow yourself the complete freedom to write whatever comes into your mind so that it’s your letter in your own words, with no one telling you what you can write.
The way it works
Because everything and everyone is energetically connected through the universe, when you write your letter you’re not only healing yourself in the process, but your letter will also have an effect on the person you’re writing to.
The point of the exercise isn’t to mouth off or bleat everything out on paper. The point of the exercise is to speak from the heart so that the person you’re writing to understands your sentiments, so they know you’re coming from a place of care.
How to write your letter
Write your letter as if you are telling a story. Put down everything you feel about this person and your relationship with them and why you feel the way you do. Writing your letter in this way will release you from all your negativity. It’s a way of speaking to someone without them being in front of you and allowing you to say everything you feel you need to say, whilst releasing yourself from the emotional ties. You must be open-minded though about how the process works for it to work.
The burning ceremony
As you begin to burn your letter say, ‘I now release, burn and clear all of the negativity in my letter. I bind my letter to the light for the greater good of the universe.’ It may sound wacky, but it does work.