Never grow up

Body of a woman, soul of a child, mind of the free and the heart of the wild

-Ashley Lemain

This post is inspired by a video made by one of my favourite creators souls – Claire Michelle, also known as plantifulsoul on Instagram & Youtube. In all of us is still our own inner child alive; it lives in our unconscious mind and influences how we make choices and how we face problems. If you feel lonely, scared and your heart is filled with doubts, then maybe you will benefit from healing your inner child first. Saying the following sentences to you, may help you if you feel insecure and not good enough.

  • I love you
  • I hear you
  • You didn´t deserve this
  • I forgive you
  • I apologise
  • Thank you
  • You did your best

We all have an inner child inside of us that needs our understanding and love. This child was once wounded and you cannot neglect the suffering in the past and you cannot abandone it to forget your own pain. You need to learn how to love this little girl / boy, telling this child that everything is going to be okay. Start to be kind and gentle to the child. Instead of suppressing its voice, I now say “I hear you and we will work through that“.

“Stop trying to fix yourself; you’re not broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.”

-Steve Maraboli

Our inner child is the result of childhood feelings, needs and memories. Do you sometimes think back and start to get angry or sad because of your past? It is very helpful to picture or feel these feelings, needs and memories in the image of a child to finally be in peace with it. We can only love ourselves the degree we accept and love our inner child.
I want to give you an example: If a girl was frequently ignored by her parents, she may learn to ignore her inner child now, years later, too, because she believes that her inner child doesn´t deserve a loving relationship.

But in order to love yourself you have to identify first, the ways you have been hurt as a child. As a second step, you need to find out what your needs were as a child. Many of us received the message not to be good enough as a kid: We felt the pain of being criticized and for not doing a good enough job. Then tell yourself the opposite, be gentle and loving to yourself and your inner child. I want to encourage you to re-parent yourself – be there for you now if you wanna heal your wounds, you got as a child. Tell yourself the things, you would have liked to hear as a child. Let your home be a safe haven where you and your inner child can meet and play together.

Remind yourself how special you are

As I mentioned above, I got the idea for this blog post by Claire Michelle´s video “Never grow up“, I shared down below. I really hope you take time and watch it and then rewatch it over and over again. It is so inspiring and helps be to stay grounded and keeps my creative soul alive.
Feel free to let me know in the comments, if you feel a connection to your inner child and if you were able to heal the wounds from your past, what helped you the most? I know that many souls out there still carry the weight from there past on their shoulders, I hope this post helped you to feel lighter.
I wish you Love & Light,
your Wonderlustgiirl

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