Focusing Tip #497
“When I do Focusing, my grandson’s feeling becomes my feeling.”
A Reader writes:
When I do Focusing I have senses and images of my grandson’s feeling and it becomes my feeling. If I stay with these feelings, I notice I want to decrease the pain in my grandson’s body and mind. When he was a baby, if he was upset I felt it in my own body. Is that normal?
To be empathically attuned to other people, especially children we love, is not only normal, it’s a powerful force for the survival of the species and the well-being of the children.
But it’s not so good to get mixed up between what is the child’s feeling and what is our own feeling in response.