Every child deserves the basic right to feel safe, secure and protected. But not every child does. Many of them grow up with an injured inner child.
Growing up, our parents and family members have an emotional and biological responsibility to create a safe environment for us. But not all parents Acceptance This responsibility Aware of that responsibility, or have the ability To fulfill this responsibility.
Safety doesn’t just mean protecting us physically from harm, feeding us, or other necessities. Safety also means supporting us on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels that are inherent to us as human beings.
What happens when we don’t feel safe as children? What happens when this sense of danger is persistent and long lasting? The answer is that a great wound appears in the soul. This painful wound is often inadvertently suppressed by us as adults…but its effects are profound and far-reaching.
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The goal of this article is to help you access a reflective space to heal your wounded inner child. If you are interested in working with your inner child, I want you to think about your childhood, the timeline of your early years, and how you felt as a child. Did you feel safe? Did you feel belonging to your family? Are you allowed to be you? What does your current relationship with your inner child look like? These are all very important questions to ask, and if you haven’t asked them yet, I hope you will.
Why do I insist on asking you these questions and exploring the wounded inner child? The reason is that The inner child’s work It is one of the most dangerous and deepest forms inner work you can do. Much of our behavior, aversion, and neurosis in the present day can be resolved by exploring and connecting with our inner child.
What is the inner child?
The inner child is the part of your psyche that still retains innocence, creativity, awe, and questioning about life. Literally speaking, your inner child is the child who lives inside you – inside of you spirit This is it. It is important to stay in touch with this sensitive part of ourselves. When we connect with our inner child, we feel excited, energized, and inspired by life. When we are apart, we feel lethargic, bored, unhappy and empty.
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Feeling safe – what does that mean?
Safety is not only physical, but also emotional, psychological and spiritual. When we feel truly safe within our family environment, respecting our physical and emotional limits, we original Accepted, and felt close and loved by members of our family (and most especially our parents). We also need permission to grow, change, and meet all of our basic physical needs (food, water, and a safe home or neighborhood).
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The truth is that life is not perfect. The families we were born into aren’t always great matches for us.
Growing up, there were a number of ways we might feel insecure. Before moving on, I want to make it clear that I am in no way to blame our parents or our caregivers here. It is important to remember that our parents did their best with their level of information, education, and emotional/mental maturity. Blame and resentment only intensify the pain your inner child may be experiencing. So be vigilant and know your limits when it comes to doing this work.