The Rain Storm of a Toddler

Yes I’m here again writing about yet another storm habitat relating to my 2.5 year old son. What a freaky coincidence… 😉

The habitat is a very strong wind and heavy rain pelting down on the aspect. It is not hot or cold, but the storm is preventing the aspect from getting anywhere. She can’t see where she’s going or what she’s doing. She is completely stuck, trapped by the severity of the storm, and can’t get anywhere. I use EFT to rescue our aspect and tap for “can’t get anywhere”.

The storm has died down and she can see ahead and there is a shed at the end of a jetty. She runs ahead, along the jetty and gets up to the shed. She’s a bit frantic and looking for shelter. She gets to the shed and it’s locked. She is devastated and cries in disappointment. She stayed there for awhile, not sure what to do as she was tired from running and fighting the storm. I tapped for “Don’t know what to do”.

The sun shone through the clouds at this point and the storm had passed! What remained was a gentle sunshower. The aspect was thrilled and when she turned around ready to walk back up the jetty, she saw that behind her, where she had begun, was in fact a beautiful scene of tall trees, flowering bushes, vines with raindrops on them making them look like sparkling gems. The aspect is smiling and feels great.

There are so many elements here – which is the beauty of these habitats. Even retyping this now I am seeing new things. New messages. New lessons. What’s your take?

The Snow Storm of a Toddler

I am trying to resolve issues with my 2.5 year old. I don’t want to fight with him but the simple act of deciding that he and I should go for a walk seems to be fodder for a fight as he refuses to get dressed, refuses to get shoes, begins throwing things etc. As all habitats are, there was a learning experience with what happened here.

So I created a habitat with the intention of it being a representation of his behaviour. It was a snow storm in the middle of winter. I can see tall trees. It is night time and winter. I’m cold but not freezing as I’m rugged up well, but my face is cold. I don’t want to be in the storm but can’t see where I was going. The snow and wind was whipping at my face. I tapped for “Can’t see where I’m going”. The storm reduces in severity enough that I can see ahead of me but is still there.

I’m able to see a light ahead and feel really positive heading towards it. I’m able to get to this cabin and go inside. The cabin is warm and brightly lit. I feel restless here. I have thoughts of there being a storm outside and “maybe I should be trying to get somewhere else”, but decide since I’m warm and dry and had supplies that I would stay.

On one hand I could see that perhaps I need to keep pushing through ‘the storm’ to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. The message might be to keep going, persist. But then the message might be to stop making it harder than it needs to be too. If things are fine enough, then don’t panic with the storm going on around me.

Through this habitat I had a lightning bolt moment: If I am shiny (see The Golden Girl)  and have my needs catered for, then I can weather ‘the storm’ that is the rough age of 2.5 years. Accepting where he is at (with his own struggles and frustrations) without fighting for something different.