What can we do
when things around us seem to be falling apart and we feel as if we have no
control? First, we can develop our spirituality, our belief in Source/Higher
Power. There are several ways to accomplish this: meditation, prayer,
breathing exercises, self-love, dreaming (day & night), and connecting
with your spirit guides.
is a way to help reconnect with the spirit within each of you through self
love. One way this can done is by forming a relationship with your inner
child. We all have an inner child, for we are all still children in our
Twenty years ago,
when I first heard about inner child work, I thought it was quite
interesting. When I learned about intuitive healing, I learned how valuable
it can be to have a real relationship with your inner child. All of our
emotions: happiness, joy, sadness, confusion, anger, grief, loneliness, etc.
come from that part of us that is our inner child. We were hurt emotionally
as children. When we hurt emotionally as adults, it is our inner child who
is really hurting because often, as adults, we can't understand why we feel
a certain way. For instance, someone says something that makes us feel we
are not good enough. As adults, we can understand that we are made to feel
not good enough because for some reason, as a child, we were made to feel
the same way. Perhaps Mom/Dad said something like "You’ll never achieve your
goals" or "you don't work hard enough". The child doesn't understand any of
that. The little child just knows that she/he feels rejected, scared, lost,
lonely, and not good enough. Now, being adult, we can heal all of the past
emotional pain by connecting with our inner child. So, how do we accomplish
Try this exercise
my guides gave me: Close your eyes for a moment and picture yourself as a
child. This is your inner child. As you picture yourself as a child in your
mind, notice what the child is doing. Is your inner child standing there, or
playing, laughing, crying, or smiling? Can you look into her/his eyes?
Notice how she/he is feeling. Is she sad, happy, scared, lonely, confused,
or some other emotion? How are you feeling as you see yourself as a child?
Notice your feelings. Now, ask your inner child if she/he has a message for
you. Allow the answer to come to you. Then ask she/he what needs or wants of
you. Will the child allow you to hug her/him? What will your inner child
allow you to do to comfort her/him? Play with your inner child; talk to
him/her. The more often you can do this, the easier it becomes, thus helping
you heal old beliefs and emotions.
By having a
relationship with your inner child, you take care of yourself. Every time
you feel sad or lonely, check in with your child to see how you can comfort
him/her. Reassure the child that it's alright. After a while, you may notice
yourself becoming more child-like, playful, happy, joyful, open hearted, and
About the Author:
Charles Lightwalker is an Intuitive Healer, Shaman, Channeler, & Father
of a beautiful daughter, who he is raising with his Partner Serena. He lives
in the Pacific Northwest & travels internationally to do his work.