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Reparenting is an often-used psychological technique where one is given, or gives oneself, opportunities to learn the lessons of character or personality development that one might have missed out on through ‘insufficient’ parenting or care during childhood.
It’s a technique that has met with some success, yet, as Thom explains in this episode, there is a missing element that might make this approach incomplete.
The Vedic perspective is that we, including our parents and caregivers, can only act based on the level of our consciousness. This being the case, rather than focusing on repairing the ‘mistakes’ of our parents and caregivers, a more complete approach would be to focus on elevating our own consciousness.
In fact Vedic traditions embody this approach, and teach us to access our own inner guru or teacher, and to bring out the best of our own feminine and masculine qualities, while honoring our parents and caregivers for doing and being the best that they knew to be.
[00:45] Reparenting Psychology - A Brief Description
[01:28] The Boat of Character and Personality
[02:46] Yagyopavit - The Sacred Thread of Mata Pita Guru
[04:53] Meeting the Demands of Change in the World Successfully
[06:16] Inaccurate Expectations of Our Parents
[07:43] Transcending to Experience Your Big Self
[09:02] Watering the Roots of the Tree
[10:10] Filtering the Very Best Experiences of Our Childhood
[11:53] Sifting the Wheat From the Chaff
[12:40] Attention to Guru
[13:37] Knowledge Has Organizing Power
[14:33] Radiating Life for All to Enjoy