BLOG - Inner Child Work 1
I believe that working with Inner Child concepts is one of the most powerful things you can do to heal your life, so I've written a series of three blogs to tell you more about it.
Inner Child Work - Part One
If you have felt bad about yourself in the past, if you have ever found yourself feeling unworthy as a person, then you might need to go back to your childhood for a do-over!
Inner Child work will change the way you look at yourself and your life. It will help you to understand that you are ok.
And the really good news is that it can be a fun and enriching experience that will benefit you for the rest of your life!
From the moment you were born, you were a person. A little person, yes, innocent and new, and deserving all the love and protection and encouragement in the world.
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
– Dr. Seuss
A lot of what you may have felt bad about in the past is the result of not being able to fully complete the different stages of your childhood. This is usually because the people who were supposed to help you at the time were just not able to do that.
It wasn’t your fault.
Usually, it happened because your parents and other adults in your life didn’t understand what they were doing. They probably behaved the way their own parents behaved, and treated you the way they were treated when they were little. This is how these mistakes get passed down from generation to generation.
The good news is that you can change it. Starting today, you can put right many of the sorrows of your childhood. You can heal your childhood by connecting with your Inner Child, that part of you that didn’t finish growing up. He or she is still hurting and confused and upset.
Connecting with this little child inside of you, and helping it to express what it has been feeling all these years, can heal these wounds and complete any stages of development that didn’t get done at the time.
We have to listen to the child we once were, the child who still exists inside us.
That child understands magic moments. We can stifle its cries, but we cannot silence its voice.
The child we once were is still there.
– Paulo Coelho
The author of this quote understands the presence of the Inner Child in all of us, the child we once were. We can connect with and learn how to love this child through kindness and compassion. It’s a wonderful journey!
I am gentle, kind, and comforting to my inner child as we uncover and release the old, negative messages within us.
– Louise Hay
Next time we will take a look at some ways to do just that, and at some helpful things you can say to your Inner Child. Click here to read Part 2.