I am grateful for having brought my inner child home; my inner little girl is healed and has become a wonderfully integrated and powerful part of my personality. It took a lot of introspection, crying, meditation, healing, and sometimes wine drinking with a girlfriend to untangle and clear the path of my inner child. It was well worth it, I can tell you that with no hesitation. I realized many years back that unless I healed that part of me, I would not be a fully grown-up woman. If I allowed my childhood traumas and dramas to continue to consume me, I would have missed my life. I wrote about my moment of truth on a streetcar about 16 years ago in my post on Day 19.
Working with the Inner Child is very powerful because it clears away subconsciously held limiting beliefs. I want to share it with you, because it is one of the most remarkable cleansing techniques I have ever come across.
Louise Hay has done extensive work with this concept and says:
“IT DOESN’T MATTER how old you are, there is a little child within who needs love and acceptance. If you’re a woman, no matter how self-reliant you are, you have a little girl who’s very tender and needs help. If you’re a man, no matter how macho you are, you still have a little boy inside who craves warmth and affection.
As children, when something went wrong, we tended to believe that there was something wrong with us. Children develop the idea that if they could only do it right, then parents and caregivers would love them, and they wouldn’t punish them. In time, the child believes, ‘There is something wrong with me. I’m not good enough’. As we grow older, we carry these false beliefs with us. We learn to reject ourselves.”
I am inviting you to start the process of healing and integrating your Inner Child. Here’s where you start. I will follow up with the next step in tomorrow’s post.
Do you remember how you used to look like as a child? Close your eyes and paint the image of yourself at the age of five or six or seven. Pick whatever age you are drawn to pick. If there is a particularly emotional event at a certain age, then see yourself at that age. If your memory does not want to create an image, you can go and search for a picture of yourself as a child. Or allow your mind to create a new representation, a new image. There are no rules here, just do what feels right for you.
See your Inner Child’s face, eyes, hair, body, clothes and shoes. Once you have the image of YOUR INNER CHILD, just sit there with her/him. Sit in silence, and do not engage your Inner Child in any way. You might become uncomfortable or you might feel at ease. You might feel like talking to your Ineer Child or you might feel like you want nothing to do with this energy.
WHATEVER YOU FEEL, IT IS ALRIGHT! Allow your feelings to be what they are and allow your Inner Child to be part of your awareness. Allow this presence, who is a part of you to be with you today. Tomorrow I will teach you how powerful it is to talk to your Inner Child. Until then, welcome this presence into your awareness and rest in silence.