Try spending time with your inner child. Help him/her to grow. Let them know you are there. One way I do that is by writing. I am often aware of when I am reacting from my ‘5 year old’ self. That child has taught me a lot and will continue to do so. Something I wrote in October of 2007 after a particularly upsetting event. You will see that my words have simply fallen freely to the page – no editing – no proper prose. You might want to try it sometime. I have found it helps me and perhaps it will help you too.
October 6, 2007 – Talking to my inner child
Child – know that you are good
Child – know that you are whole
Child – know that I will protect you
I know you were not to blame. Hush my darling girl…..be still. You are loved. Wrap your arms around yourself and feel me holding you. I honour you. I know you have been hurt so much and by so many. You are safe now. I will hold your hand and help you to grow. Yes….you must grow up. Yes….it can be scary at times but I am here. We will walk together.
My sweet girl, maintain your sense of awe and wonder in life. For so long you have lived in fear. For so long you have had to stand guard. You are safe now. It is time to release the fear. It is time to let go of the control you needed and allow yourself to be. Laugh with complete abandon. Let down your guard. Be love. Feel love. Let it come.
My dear girl ~ You shine
Claim your place in the world.
My darling girl ~ You belong