The Inner Child is a concept used in popular psychology and spiritual healing to denote the childlike aspect of a person’s psyche.
It is often viewed as an independent entity – so that it may be viewed subjectively.
Exploring the concept of your Inner Child can be useful to address the remaining effects of childhood experiences on your adult life. Traumatic events, habits and misconceived ideas from your childhood all stay with you.
Your current behaviors can be drawn from emotional memory and even the experiences stored in the brain below conscious thought.
Working with your Inner Child
Working on your Inner Child by nurturing and healing any issues can have dramatic effects on your life. It is considered one of the essential stages in the 12-step programs geared for recovery from addiction, abuse, trauma, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Inner Child has also been called the ‘Divine Child,’ the ‘Wonder Child,’ the ‘Child Within,’ and some psychotherapists call it the ‘True Self’.
This is a beautiful and gentle guided meditation where you venture into a magical rainforest and approach an old cottage. You walk onto the veranda and first meet your Higher-Self. Your higher-self gives reassurance, guidance, support and wisdom. Knowing you are safe and protected gives you the confidence to pass those gifts on to others.
You then meet your Inner Child. You hold them close.
As you give love to the child, you give love to yourself.
While nurturing them, you are nurturing your own true being.
While in a meditative state you spend a few minutes just sitting with your inner child. This time is different for everybody. Some children may cry and just wish to be hugged. Others may ask for clarification on events that once confused them. Others may simply need to play with a light heart and bask in the attention. This part of the meditation is unique to you, and will be exactly what you need.
This Inner Child Guided Meditation allows a special connection and bond to develop between your Higher-Self, Your-Self, and your Inner-Child. Although all are one, spending a few dedicated minutes connecting with these two entities is very important for inner balance and natural joy in your daily activities and attitude – and in the bigger picture, your spiritual growth. With the harmonious energies combined, you will have greater power.
Treat yourself to this magical journey, and connect with all levels of your being.
Spend quality time with your Inner Child today.
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