What comes to mind when you read or hear these words?
Are they words you say to yourself?
This is the title of Cassandra Gaisford’s latest book. It is the story of a little girl and her journey to believing in the gifts she was given when she came into this world. Hannah’s early experience of being “stunned” by another child’s words began her journey to accepting her gift of singing and sharing it with the world.
You can read my review here:
I Have to Grow by Cassandra Gaisford
Following on from her success with The Little Princess, Cassandra gives us another beautiful book. Although small it holds a huge message of believing in ourselves. So many of my clients suffer from self-doubt, stuck in their childhood messages where their light and magnificence was stunned by the words and/or actions of others, who were themselves suffering from damaging messages. This beautiful book reminds us to believe in ourselves and while that is often too big for us to attempt, it reminds us that enlisting in the help of a trusting ‘other’ can be transformative. Seeking help can come in the form of a trusted friend; a focused group or a good therapist. Working on our childhood wounds allows us to step into our full power and enables us to live the life we were born to love.
Catherine Sloan – Intuitive Therapist
What stops us from believing in or accepting our innate gifts? Many of my clients struggle with the belief that they are not good enough in some way. They may have experienced hurtful criticism about some ability they showed as a child. The pain of childhood criticism has stunned them so that later in life they experience low moods or even depression This adult experience is possibly the beautiful gift they once knew they had or the dream they once truly believed is now seeking attention.
Sometimes we are affected by something happening in the here and now, unaware that this is a link to our past. This can be the deep forgotten skill or dream requesting to have a presence in the here and now. This is when looking for a way to support and manage our thoughts becomes very important
Recognising the need to do some deeper work, tracing the history and exploring the meaning can open up long forgotten dreams and lost skills. This work can feed our vitality, provide a shift in our energy and allow us to awakening to a fuller life, bring to the fore our own true beauty and strength of who we are.
The Pocket Oxford Dictionary describes the meaning of “Stun” as “astonish or shock someone so that they are temporarily unable to react”, and so many of us go through our lives with that part of ourselves still in shock. It is important to note that this is “temporary” and that you can explore these feelings, unearthing our forgotten talents and allow them to fully blossom.
If you feel you would like to discover your hidden or forgotten talents then connecting with a good therapist could be the start of a whole new you. You can contact either myself or Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase your copy of I Have to Grow:
Navigate to Amazon here: getbook.at/IHavetoGrow
To read the first book in Cassandra’s Transformational Super Kids series, The Little Princess:
To purchase the eBook or Print version on Apple, Barnes, and Noble, Kobo and other online stores>>
And you can connect with Hannah here and find out how she has been inspired to use her voice for the well-being of others https://www.hannahjoyspirit.com