While you are thinking about the drama that triggered an uncomfortable feeling, you cannot also meet your inner child’s needs for attention, love and compassion. These kinds of thoughts are the mind’s feeble efforts to make you feel better by focusing your attention on figuring out how to control the situation and people involved.
Said efforts can only result in surface changes while reinforcing hidden agendas to gain attention, love and compassion from others by casting shadows that make you out be treated wrongly over and over again.
When you’re ready to step into your own power, start feeling the pain of your emotions with the intent to give your inner child whatever Comfort is needed to return to Wholeness. To stay focused on your intent, keep recognizing the thoughts that resonate with your pain as a Diversion, and let them subside on their own.