Healing The Inner Child
One of the first things that I discovered on my journey to wellness.. from Chaos to calm 🙂 was the fact that so much of my inner demons, negative self beliefs and trapped emotions actually stemmed back from when I was a kid!
I have these insane memories that were always with me, but for some reason I never realised the importance of that time in my life as being such a crucial pivitol point in my healing journey.
These haunting memories consisted of me – repetitively saying negative words to myself. Repeatedly saying that I hated myself and who I was and hated the colour of my skin due to some incidents involving racism while I was at school.
These memories were always a part of me deep within but rather than look at it with compassion and love for the little girl inside me that thought this way about herself, I carried those same feelings from my inner child to my adult self and never really quite grew out of that thought pattern in that regard.
The emotions I felt and the negative self beliefs were still with me. And as I grew up from primary school to Highschool I still held those deep within and kept most people away from my true self. To others this looked like I was snobby and stuck up. That’s the image I wanted. It was better than being disliked for being me.
I was full of shame and I was led down a dark path to cover those feelings in my young adulthood that led me to more pain and suffering throughout my life. I chose the wrong boyfriends and partners that were vibrating at the same frequency as I was at the time.
I had to hit rock bottom to start seeing the need for self love, self compassion and healing the Inner Child.
I started tending to my emotions and negative self beliefs as the first port of call of my healing journey to immiediately address the frustrations and anger that I would experience day to day, being triggered by life’s unfairness things that would set me off.
My nervous system was shot and once I had cleared alot of the emotions, heartwall and negative beliefs using The Emotion and Body Code, I finally was back to being calm and in control being more productive and less energy calming my nervous system. Releasing these emotions and traumas from my childhood, allowed the feelings I had of self loathing and lack of worth, to assist with my recovery to self acceptance, peace and ability to live in the now.
Today I still give love to my Inner Child. The parts of myself that have been fragmented and rejected, I am working on slowly loving back into my life and accepting those parts of me wholeheartedly.
Healing the inner child is crucial for personal growth and well-being. Our earliest experiences shape our beliefs and behaviors, impacting our adult lives. By addressing and nurturing our inner child, we can heal emotional wounds and break free from self-destructive patterns. This involves self-awareness, compassion, forgiveness and releasing negative emotions from the subconscious and body.
Through Inner child work, we uncover past traumas and unmet needs, learning to reparent ourselves with love and acceptance. Reconnecting with our inner child allows us to rediscover joy, creativity, and authenticity, leading to a more fulfilling life.