Debbie Buss - Childhood memories
Is life passing you by?
Hello I'm Debbie Buss. I am an Intuitive Healer and Spiritual Coach. My passion is working with women, helping them to get back into their forgotten bodies.
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Magic ~ Miracles ~ Metaphors ~ Childhood Memories
My childhood memories are of magical times spent at my grandmother’s house, and never wanting to return home. Memories of boiled egg and toast soldiers, tea served in a cup and saucer, a teapot wearing its ‘woolly hat’ tea cosy, butter in a glass dish, and sugar in a bowl.
How I loved those special breakfasts of us sitting around the table, just me and my grandmother. She would tell stories of princesses and castles, and we would do handstands in the garden. It was here that I had memories of angels and fairies, sitting for hours making daisy chains, with the sun always shining.
Are there special moments in your life which you can remember so easily?
Just using my grandmother’s cup and saucer takes me back there instantly. The laughter and the sound of my grandmother singing and teaching me to play the piano, the sound of music and Grease playing in the background.
It was at my grandmothers house where she taught me to look within and to find the answers.
She taught me to listen to the wind, hear the whispers, and watch the miracles appear. Little lessons that had a deeper meaning.
We would play shop where I would be serving the customers, and teaching me the art of good selling.
It’s funny now to think that my life has stemmed from wanting to serving others - whether it’s in my businesses or working in retail from the age of 16 - my love of helping others is deeply rooted in my genes.
I was recently asked to draw a tree by my mentor - draw a tree, its leaves, branches and trunk, think of colours, using crayons and pens - that was my homework.
Armed with my cup of tea, some peace and quiet, and 24 colouring pens, I sat down and began to draw. I had forgotten how therapeutic it was to draw pictures, letting the pens create the picture; no thought, just being in the moment.
With every lesson there is always a deeper meaning. So if you think of metaphors, which is ‘a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else’. For me I often use my car as a metaphor, so if anything goes wrong with the car I look at what is going on with my body.
A recent example was last week driving home after a three hour meeting, when my car’s oil check warning light came on. At first I thought “bloody hell!” then I looked at what is going on with me. I realised that I had not eaten or drunk anything since 8am that morning and it was now 2.30pm in the afternoon. My car was telling me to stop and take in some refreshments and energy for my body.
Going back to my tree-drawing homework and metaphor, there is a meaning to it.
When you draw the tree, look at where it is placed on the page:
More to the left or over to the right or bang straight in the middle? This represents where you are focused in your life right now. Are you looking forward, looking into the past or being fully present in the NOW?
The branches. Are they strong and facing upwards, or forwards, or hanging low?
The trunk. Is it strong? does it have knots in the trunk, as this tells you a lot about your mind, body and sense of support, or are there past traumas showing up in your life?
The colours used for the leaves, the flowers we are always creating, whether it’s a relationship, past experiences, childhood memories, your beliefs and even your DNA are always going to influence you in how you create.
I would love you to get back to creating memories for yourself, your children and relationships.
Just by drawing a tree can show how you create money, or relationships, your health or your life.
You can’t change the past, but you can change how you respond to it.
If drawing is not something which appeals to you, look at what is going on with yourself right now. Are there patterns that keep reappearing? Are you feeling stuck with your life choices?
Ask yourself these questions:
Where in my life do I have limiting beliefs that are stopping me from moving forward?
Is there an aspect of self-love that I need to explore to feel better in my relationships?
You can journal or meditate on these questions and see what comes up for you. Life is to be enjoyed, no need to suffer and live in pain.
Peace is the absence of worry; worry is the absence of trust.
Love Debbie xxx
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