Your inner child is your most authentic self. Perhaps you can remember moments when you were a child - when you were open and loving, free to simply express your truth.
Your authentic Inner Child is your deepest feeling self, and it is the closest to your original soul essence. Your Inner Child lives in your body. Learning to discover and understand the “original child inside of you” will greatly support your inner child healing process.
Once you discover and understand your true nature as a child, you will become closer to your authentic soul essence, and you will know how to reparent yourself.
The discovery process of true nature can be difficult for some, as we abandon ourselves very early, typically to maintain a more secure attachment with our parents and caregivers.
an Antidote to Inner Child Pain
Wounded Inner Child pain must be felt and heard first, and then soothed with antidotal affirmations. If you feel unloved in certain aspects of yourself, then you can affirm, "I am so loved," until your body deeply believes it.
Positive affirmations are positive phrases used to challenge negative and pain-producing beliefs. Your inner child depends on you for the love, acceptance and respect that you did not receive when you were a child. Going within and learning to love and comfort that inner child will help you to feel better emotionally.
All self-talk is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment, whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every thought that you think, so it is important to consciously choose what you want to think.
An affirmation is the beginning point on the path to change because you’re saying to your subconscious mind: “I know that there is something I can do to change and heal.” Affirmations help to create something new in your life.
Your beliefs create your life. Yet, your beliefs are merely the habitual thinking patterns that you learned as a child. Some beliefs might work positively. Other beliefs may limit your ability to create what you want.
What you want and what you believe you deserve (on an unconscious level) might be very different. You need to pay attention to your thoughts so that you can begin to eliminate the beliefs that are creating the negative emotions and experiences you do not want in your life. Once you identify the negative beliefs that are causing your Inner Child's pain, you can create warm, kind and soothing affirmational statements that will help you to heal.
20 Inner Child Affirmations
I am safe now.
I am so loved.
I am lovable just the way I am.
I embrace the joy of my authentic inner child.
I am enough.
I am so strong.
I am so beautiful.
I accept myself just as I am.
It is safe for me to be vulnerable.
It is safe for me to feel my emotions fully.
My inner child deserves love and compassion.
My inner child’s voice deserves to be heard.
I am releasing all the pain I’ve been carrying for years.
It is right for me to put my healing first.
I am the one who will save myself.
I honour, respect, and love my inner child.
I let go of all feelings of shame.
I release all feelings of guilt.
Every day, I connect with my inner child.
I am so full of love and light!
You Are So Loved!
This is such a wonderful inner child healing song by Heather Houston. This affirmational song will especially help your inner child if you are struggling with a lack of self-acceptance.