Last night I gave a talk and mini-workshop on Connecting with the Inner Child at Horndean Positive Living Group.
Connecting with your Inner Child is vital to creating your own version of heaven on Earth. The Inner Child is the bridge between the ego (our false, small self) and the soul (our true, expansive self). The Inner Child carries all the qualities that can help bring humanity forward –
- emotional expression
- being immersed in the moment
In fact, these are qualities that spiritual development involves. For example, from a spiritual development perspective, the art of manifesting encourages us to use all of these to turn our highest visions into reality. We need imagination and vision to aim higher. We need creativity to make it happen and be adaptable. We need non-judgment, spontaneity, vitality and joy and to be immersed in the moment in order to detach from the outcome to let universal energies do their job.
But for so many of us, childhood was a time of restricting and shutting down all of these qualities. It was a survival mechanism to adapt to the environment we were brought up in. And because our unconscious minds were wide open, all of the learning and adaptation went deep, deep into our psyches. It no wonder we have expressions like “a leopard can’t change its spots” and we create beliefs that “people don’t change” because the learning is so deeply ingrained that it can seem impossible to change.
However, deep and lasting change IS possible. Everyone can recover all of these child-like qualities and live their own version of heaven. But it isn’t an overnight process and it does require commitment to change. Through deep healing practices like ThetaHealing we can change the deep seated learning and rewire the brain. In my experience we also then need to process the old emotions that got repressed and blocked to release their energy and restore our natural, healthy emotional flow.
And once we’ve done that, there is a freedom that comes. We’re free from the burdens of the past. We’re free to be joyful, spontaneous and vibrant. We’re free to live life on our own terms. We’re free to have fun. We’re free to live the highest expression of our souls. We’re free of judgment and restriction. We’re free to thrive.
That kind of freedom is an expression of love.
If you’d like to begin or continue your journey of connecting with your Inner Child, I’ll be running workshops in Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK. The first one is on 20th March, 2016. Details are on my events page.