We all have an inner child begging to be healed. It is the part deep within us that carries all of the negative memories and experiences from our childhood.
It is, in essence, an accumulation of past pain.
This inner child often surfaces when we are triggered by something or someone in a way that resembles what happened in our past. As soon as this negative experience is activated we tend to act out, just like we did when it first occurred.
The reason we want to work on healing our inner child is because if we don't, we are basically letting our five-year-old selves run the show.
My inner child was triggered recently but I found a way to quickly heal and transform the situation.
I am sharing this with you in the hopes that it might be able to help you too.
This is how it went down…
My fiance David and I were going for our morning walk when he mentioned a concert he might be going to without me!
Now, usually this is no big deal as we are both very independent and often do things on our own, but this time, my inner child was triggered.
All of a sudden I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach. Thoughts rushed into my head like: What about me? You’re not inviting me to this event?
But rather than get caught up in the emotion and accompanying thoughts, I recognised my inner child had been activated and brought my conscious awareness to it.
The greater part of me could then see that this past pain was from an event in my childhood where I felt like I had been left out.
So rather than react to David I simply turned to him and said: “I feel left out”.
I then imagined my six-year-old self, the one who had been left out, and I hugged her.
I felt every part of me hugging her and telling her that I'm sorry she feels left out and I love her.
After continuing to do this for 10 minutes the pain in my stomach disappeared and the thoughts vanished.
By doing this simple exercise I managed to clean up my vibration and prevent my inner child from having a tantrum over something that didn't matter to my adult self at all.
My relationship is stronger and I no longer get triggered the same way.
So the next time you feel triggered…
Try to become aware of the inner child within you that is asking to be healed.
Send her the love she needs and watch as your past pain dissolves.
As always I would love to hear from you!
Comment below and tell me about your inner child…
When does she cry out for love and attention?
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