Do you suffer from a distressing reaction when someone around you is upset and even though it's not about you, it still FEELS like it is.
ouch...Ouch...OUCH! That is no fun place to be, carrying all that gloom.
I've got an idea about how to get OUT from UNDER that web of co-dependency on someone else's emotions. And it's frivolous and silly and no one else will even get the humor of what you are doing but YOU will be laughing inside (and tickling your funny bone).
Here's my thought. Become Alice...you know, Alice in Wonderland but this wonderland doesn't belong to the original Alice. It's YOUR "wonder"land. And here's what you're wondering about.
You're wondering how these strange characters (your family, your friends, everyone you run into) got into YOUR story...that's YOUR life, YOUR Wonderland. And, you're wondering about the curious, quaint and sometimes mystifying ways they think and do things. And so you're enjoying watching them as they go through their individual routines (that's right...I said routines...this is show business, folks).
I wonder if they are there to entertain you with their perplexing and sometimes offbeat moves. Each one is an original character with a back story and adventures to take on. How DID they land at your tea party!
Of course. I forgot you're Alice and you've gone down the rabbit hole they call earth school and now you get to meet these characters, watch their antics, interact (play) with them. Remember, this is a fantasy drama, a PLAY for goodness sakes.
NOW...what does your story look like?
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