Life Enhancing Advice From Supernatural Woman "Do'n It - Like She Tells It!"
From: E. McIntosh
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 10:59 AM
Subject: Just wondering about your poem Daddy, Why Don't You?
I have gone onto your site a few times over the last year and been inspired by
your diary entries and philosophy about life.
Today I read the above poem, and it struck me to the core. I have an 8-year old
daughter, and her father is a person that has avoided responsibility all his
life, and he is avoiding his parental responsibilities too, and I wondered if
you had any insights on this for me. I cannot get through to this man, no
matter what angle I take, and neither can his family, whom I am still very close
to despite our divorce.
I would like to "fix" this broken relationship for my daughter, but I know that
no matter what I do, it won't change her father, and he has to figure out how to
be a good Dad on his own, or not at all.
Looking forward to any words you can spare, whenever you have a minute.
July 28, 2003
Thank you for your recent e-mail and your refreshing honesty. I am so pleased
that I have inspired you and thus, hopefully, made a positive difference in one
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Everyone has priorities in this life. Unfortunately, most people are not
attending to their higher selves. The father of your lovely daughter and my
son's dad are both men who still somehow manage (although barely ) to survive in
this world, in spite of their obvious unconsciousness. When we Love ourselves we
can only give others the same just and fair treatment. For two men whom we once
felt we knew so well, this is not the case...
There are only two places
that we come from in this life - Love or Fear. We were all born so utterly pure
and perfect. And then something happens...to far too many sad and often
neglected souls. As you are already well aware we can't force 'them' to finally
or ever deal with and come to terms with their buried childhood issues. What we
can and must do is be honest with our children and have Compassion for the 'men'
that pretend to be their Fathers.
What you can do is continue to be the best role model for your beautiful little
girl. She will model the qualities that she sees mirrored in you. Allow her to
know that her Dad loves her to the utmost of his limited ability. Teach her to
accept only the best and never settle for less. Show her all the beauty she has
within herself and that no one (misplaced Daddy included) can ever validate or
give her the Love she must give to her Precious Self.
I still remember a male friend of mine telling me years ago, "No Father is
better than a Father that isn't ...". He is a single Dad raising a 16 year old
daughter! It is so true. It's not worth trying to sell our children on the so
called finer aspects of their delinquent Daddies. Why even attempt to do the
work of the parent that often doesn't even care enough to even listen to the
message. After, if his child is a man's major concern, wouldn't his behaviour
exemplify his ideals, rather than his sad and dangerous beliefs?
I allow my son to
write stories and draw pictures to deal with any difficult emotions that
may arise. At the same time I inspire him to visualize what he would like to see
in his love filled life. Any happy memories, I suggest he pinpoint and
illuminate, through art and similar forms of creative expression. This offers a
healthy way in which we can all Heal.
Remember, it is 'he' that is truly suffering. The ultimate victim is always the
abuser. The one that is often abused too often times becomes the abuser. Don't
let your daughter learn the hard way. Both you and were taught some difficult
and life altering lessons by two different ( yet the same...)'teachers'. This
does not have to be the same legacy we leave for our Beloved Children.
With Everlasting Hope and Happiness,
P.S. This by no means that you should accept any unacceptable behaviour
inadvertently set forth by Dear Dad that you do not deem suitable and
appropriate. Even if a 'court order' so specifies. You be the Judge. My personal
credo which I have shared with my son is : "If it feels wrong, I 'm Right!".
All the answers lay deep within...Go for it, Super Natural Momma!
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