For my readers who need to be reminded...
Taking care of your Inner Child, is to me the same as making sure you are connected to yourself, which equals Core Connection. This post is (again) for all of you, dear readers, who need to be reminded: it’s going to be ok.
There are moments throughout life you feel misunderstood, unworthy, second guessing yourself constantly. Maybe you wanted to be a soccer player, a ballerina, a pilot, a psychologist. You did your best at school, pleasing your parents in an attempt to be acknowledged for who you are. Overwhelmed at times by the burden of adult problems laid upon your shoulders, being told you have to take responsibility for your family, be loyal and loves always seems to be accompanied by conditions.
As soon as you started to create opinions of your own, composing your own principles, fighting for the right to express, trying to become who you need to be, family and friends succeeded in convincing you your new found paths were the wrong paths to take. They may even twist the truth for their own needs.
Life can be harsh and people who claim they love you, can make you feel confused, desperate to a point you just want to disappear. So you start building walls, distanced yourself from the world you live in and even forgot about your Inner Child.
It is tempting to forever hold a grudge and blame the persons who’ve hurt you, who deprived your innocence physically or mentally. It’s human nature to seek for someone to blame, instinctively trying to protect yourself. Even if you have every right to blame your caretakers, parents or anyone else who have put you through emotional and/or physical pain, there comes a time you have to let go.
No doubt, it will be easier to do, if you find the love of your life, or anyone else who acknowledge your capabilities, your abilities and will have your back at whatever path you choose to walk.
However, to me, Inner Child resembles your true self, your core.
Who better than you, knows who you truly are?
Dare to care for your Inner Child, grieve for and comfort him/her, slowly or fast break free. Unchain yourself from the shackles of your past, step out the cage you threw yourself into, break down the walls.
Your Inner Child is depending on you.
You are worthy.
What’s right for me may not be right for you!
You are and will remain responsible for your own health, your own well-being, your own environment.
When in doubt about your physical and / or mental health, about your life, about specific food choices… A doctor, specialist, dietitian, nutritionist, therapist, or other caregiver may remove your doubts.