I was talking about my own experience that possibly my religious background influenced me in my childhood.
I want to repeat it here again that I am not against any religious believes.
In my clients, of course, a lot of people in different religious backgrounds though I work with them along with their belief.
Not only that, I am proud of having variety of clients who have faith in religions, only believe in science, or some where in-between.
I work with clients sensitively and I am not going against their belief anyway.
I help people who suffer from negative self images a lot and religion has something to do with the self image, then I work with them regarding their own interpretation of religions sometimes.
My sole purpose in my practice is to help people feel better or simply feel happy and I believe that feeling happy has a lot of do with self esteem too.
As we know, if someone doesn’t want to change anything about them at all, it is not right time for them to have therapy.
It is probably impossible for anyone feel better while not to change their perception at all.
It makes sense if someone doesn’t feel well and wants to feel better, therapy is there to change their way of thinking in positive way.
Religion or anything else shouldn’t be blame at all and I always find ways to work with anyone, I believe.
I mentioned that main concept of Buddhism is that life is a training.
I actually didn’t know the principle as a girl though everything made sense the ways I grew up when I got to know it much later in my life.
I look back and feel like my and also my people’s values were based on the concept.
I couldn’t help noticing that something very serious and unspoken languages as a girl that we are not supposed to enjoy anything.
Whatever they were, we were much more focused on improving ourselves or learning something rather than just enjoying it in my childhood.
When I had field trips or something as a girl, my mother always told me to listen to the teachers or not to bother anyone.
I don’t have any memory that my mother told me to just enjoy at all.
I notice now when I have my own children and I tell them to enjoy whatever comes up to them.
Probably my own experience as a child encourages me as a mom even more to tell my children to focus on enjoying.
If I had a mind to enjoy something as a child, it would have been more fun, I believe.
As a child, I think I enjoyed at opportunities but there was certain amount of pressure from my parents not to be trouble or bothering to the others.
I can’t help noticing that we Asians’ emotional state is different from westerners when we grew up in our original cultural background,
Asians, especially East Asians grew up in the original culture are much more serious than westerners.
Interestingly South East Asians are little different, well, overall and I think that some of the countries in the regions have Christianity backgrounds.
However East Asians like Japanese, Chinese and Koreans, we share a lot of cultural elements probably because of the religious background.
It is very interesting though cultures and also how quickly the person can get healed are somehow related.
Of course, everyone is different though in some cultural backgrounds, people are more stubborn than others and in another culture, they are much less stubborn.
I can overall say the tendency in my practice experiences.
It is not about culture though children are very flexible and their energy is very different from the adults’.
Children are to enjoy lives and their energy is very special.
We see a lot of concepts that children’s energy, or I say spirits are pure in TV shows and movies.
Scientifically there is some explanations for this.
As you may know, there is the 3rd eye in the center of forehead.
If you know some about energy, a lot of energy readers know and use the power of the 3rd eye because all the chakras and alignments are relating to energy flows.
Well, some people may think that chakras are only spiritual but there is scientific explanations too.
There is the Pineal gland at the center of forehead just in-between right and left brains where exactly 3rd eye is.
This Pineal gland is actually active in humans up to the period that sexual hormones boost.
We know that animals have active Pineal gland all the time and they know natural disasters coming and try to evacuate.
This Pineal gland makes beings see, feel or know something human adults can’t see, feel or know.
Yes, Pineal gland is active in humans up to the teenage so in human children, the Pineal gland is active so as other animals.
They acknowledge energies that human adults can’t acknowledge.
In humans, Pineal gland becomes inactive when the sexual hormones boost in us.
We know that dogs, cats or other animals predict disasters with the special powers.
Scientifically human children should be able to do the same, I think.
In some horror movies, dogs bark on the air but nothing else and of course humans don’t feel a thing.
We believe that animals can feel energy that humans can’t feel.
Energy is sometimes called as “consciousness” in English. It means that our identity, memories or feelings too.
Some people believe that this “consciousness” exists after the body dies.
And we know that brain is not only organ to remember things.
In organ transplants, some recipients of organs start having memories of the donors’, we know.
Also we know that in micro level, there is slight weight difference before and after death.
Some people say that the difference is the weight of “consciousness”, in other words, “life” or “energy” or “spirit” and it may contain memories in it too.
Continuing in tomorrow’s column!
Have a wonderful day!!