I want to wish everyone playing a father role in someone's life - a Happy Father's Day. Through the years I have discovered that people have lots of issues with their fathers which goes to mental, emotional, physical, sexual, substance, workaholic, lazy, other abuses I missed. Yet there are some amazing fathers out there who should be honored on this day.

Father's Day creates an emotional window through which many experience, or revisit, relationships with their fathers, or other male figures who raised them. There's lots of clearing to be done when it comes to father figures. This goes to the patterns of our behavior today, as the first 20 years of our lives will instill in us the baggage we will carry for many years. We now recognize how dysfunctional most families are, the playgrounds in which we came to experience emotions, and the test of time when one can walk away emotionally free, no longer attached to their issues and illnesses.

Some people try to make peace with an abusive father, for their spiritual growth and healing, for the sake of other members of the family, for money or inheritance, guilt, and other dramas life creates. Others just walk away. Don't feel guilty if your father has undiagnosed and untreated mental illness or substance abuse issues, and you can't stick around anymore. Move on.

People change, so do men as they grow older, some more open and aware, some more anal and cranky. Always look at the family genetic code, where the father came from and how got to be the man he is. The answers are there. Patterns help explain everything. That is the most important part of coming into awareness. You can't heal until you understand ... then accept ... let go .. and move on. If you still live with an abusive father, on any level, it might be a good time to find out why you stay and what you can do to change your future. People do it every day.

If you are lucky enough to have a dad who is cool, knows how to parent and is loving, caring and balanced, don't forget to give him something special this year, to let him know you appreciate him.

Some people visit the cemetery where their father is laid to rest. More evolved souls connect with their fathers telepathically and just dialogue. ... Tell him you know when he leaves signs that he is around. Tell him that you want to communicate. Tell him you forgive him and understand. Tell him he is free to move on. Tell him you love him!

History of Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood. Read more ...

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