I saw this and thought it was beautiful. Monsters need love too. Our inner monsters need and want our companionship, understanding, and love. They want to join in with the awakening.
How do I relate to my monsters?
I sometimes reject them. I pretend they are not here, I push them away, I distract myself from noticing them, I try to make them go away, I try to heal them with the intention of making them go away.
I sometimes become them and take on their role, views, and behavior.
And I sometimes relate to them more intentionally, typically through recognizing them as parts of me and as a contraction.
Usually, I do some or all of the following.
I notice the physical sensations of this contraction and ground my attention there.
I welcome them. I allow them to be as they are. (And notice they are already allowed to be as they are by mind, space, and life.)
I thank them for protecting me, and for their love for me.
I have a dialog with them and listen to what they have to say.
I explore their needs and wants. I explore the lack they come from. I see what I can give them that will be deeply satisfying for them. (Often love, acceptance, safety, support.)
I notice the stressful beliefs they operate from. If needed, I do an inquiry into those beliefs.
I notice their nature. (Same as the whole field of experience.) I rest in and as this noticing. I invite them to notice and rest this noticing.
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