We were born very sensitive—At first, we didn't worry about the pain such openness would create.
That is why being in the presence of a small child feels incredible. They don't hold back from showing their true sensitive self.
In that way, children are powerful.
They can shift the energy in a room in a moment, simply with their presence.
For adults with unexamined wounds, children are an easy prey.
First, the adult feels uncomfortable in the presence of so much love and light that they shut down even more. The child feels the separation and the distance. There is no more connection and connection is love.
The child experiences this as a disruption of emotional safety.
Then, in order to feel better or regain power, the adult will say or do something to hurt the child, often under the pretense of safety or discipline, e.g. "It's not how we behave.”
Eventually, the child develops a protection mechanism in order to mitigate the pain of the...