Cranky and then cranked up.
A mother said I could share that with you as she shared it with me in a telephone session.
For weeks she was, of course, sad when her daughter left for college. She expected all the grieving feelings, but didnít realize she would be angry.
Long story short, she wasnít angry with her daughter, but angry that she never felt like she had been nurtured in the way she wanted to be by her mother. She had done therapy in the past and knew this in her head but again the feelings dropped into her empty heart.
She wanted to be the little one again who didnít have to make anything happen. After sorting through herself and lots of Kleenex, her real crankiness, as she called it, turned into cranking it up.
She joined a gym, hiking group, that meets for a full moon hike, picked one new place in her city to visit each weekend, got a bi-weekly massage for forty dollars, and kept checking out books from the library ,but also stayed to form a reading group for those who need big print.
Her daily practice was to write in her journal and do a silent walking meditation.
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