The Junkyard of Our Childhood

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The Junkyard of Our Childhood

by Olessia Kantor
Lifestyle Mind Wellness Family Children

Today on my walk, I bumped into this window. At first, I found these images disturbing and morose. Almost immediately my thoughts flowed deeper.

As an adult, there comes a time when one is seeking purpose. Suddenly as if awakening from some wonderful dream, we realize that things are not easy…life is not just a bed of rose petals but also a web of tangled and deep cutting thorns. Many of us begin to look for when life changed, when we changed and why it happened. Our childhood years are called the “formative years” for a reason. All lessons learned during this time form our personality, our coping mechanisms and our fight or flight characteristics and triggers.

The path to enlightenment and spirituality is often a personal and hard to describe journey. It involves looking deeply into our origin story much of it to do with our parents, our siblings and our childhood. Often before we can find the peace we seek, we must look at the broken, the scarred and the burned in our psyche caused by the first and most important relationships in our lives. In the muck of the forgotten and the repressed there is a freedom and a hope. How often do we walk around saying “ The only person able to get in my way is me. I am my greatest ally and greatest foe!”

Looking at this window filled with grotesque dolls, I found hope that no matter how awful and overwhelming the process to healing your inner child looks at the beginning, seeing it, facing it and walking through it is indeed a beautiful thing. I send you peace wherever you are. Take heart and begin de-cluttering all that junk that is keeping you from your dreams.