Today let’s talk about they rule from the grave.
I knew a guy once who was just waiting for his alcoholic mother to die
so he would no longer have to deal with his issues around her drinking.
I watched in sadness as his Mom finally passed away, and over the next several years he was astonished to discover that his issues around her hadn’t disappeared. He tried to avoid it, but she was ruling from the grave. The messages he had carried in his head from growing up with his Mom were still in full force and operation. He would act just like she was in the room, telling him the same painful messages he had believed since childhood, that he couldn’t do it, he wasn’t good enough. He finally gave in and began to work on those issues, which gave him a lot of healing and freedom.
Have you ever seen someone ruled from the grave?
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom