I was reading the post about your first memories, and I started thinking about my largely lacking memories from childhood. I initially took this question to Google, and the very first result is from an EFT board.
I found that to be oddly curious, and so I figured I'd ask here in addition to my own searching. I find that people here can often provide much more insightful results than the general interwebs.
As always, thanks for your time. ^_^
Silly story: One of the results I found was a website that offered techniques for remembering concepts that are 'on the tip of your tongue'. I thought it was intriguing, then half way through the page it says "It is simple but it always works!"
I immediately put my skeptic hat on, and was determined to test it out at the most immediate opportunity. Luckily that came minutes later, trying to recall the word 'anticipated'. I was thinking "expected" and couldn't get anywhere else. I tried it, and immediately the word came to mind. Definitely made me laugh, but now my curiosity is piqued I want to test this further!
Hi Snow; Your experience of few childhood memories could have many reasons including:
There are other possible causes, & you might have some ideas about this as well.
What can you do? There is a process known as "thought stalking" which may help you. I posted several articles about this on my website a couple of years back. Here is the link to the page:
Enhance Your Life – Control Your Thinking. Although the focus in the articles is on health, the technique can be applied elsewhere & could help you to explore your childhood memories (over a period of time of course. While it is possible to remember immediately, you will likely need to do some exploring to get things moving.
When using thought stalking (if you try this route) you may want to ad some techniques:
You may well have developed a longstanding habit of "forgetting" or not remembering, so it might take you some time to begin seeing results. If you stick with it you should have some - or a lot of - success.
Another avenue to explore might be some kind of body work such as massage or self massage (google Qigong massage & self massage & you should find some videos on YouTube & maybe some articles).
I suggest body work because often emotions - & correspondingly old memories - get trapped in the body - energy system. Processes like massage, yoga, tai chi, walking - whatever stimulates the body & it's energy system may, especially if done with mindfulness - awareness & thought stalking, may evoke old memories.
Also, you may notice increased dreaming & - or intensity of dreaming as you are digging deeper into your psyche.
A final note: be gentle with yourself if you do these processes - or any others which begin to evoke the past for you. There are reasons why your unconscious mind is hiding things from your past from you. It will only show you what it "thinks" you can handle. Know when to ease off & rest to allow yourself to assimalate new learnings. That being said, you may experience some discomfort during these processes & surrounding times. As long as you slow down when you need to & have good intentions for success you should do well.
Best on your journey. Remember, it's not just about the destination.
Best regards, Michael
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