listening to all parts of ourselves

These frozen aspects of ourselves still hold influence over our present lives, often causing us to react from a place of unresolved past experiences. But what if I told you that by truly listening to that inner child, we can create a space for healing and growth?

Within each of us resides an inner child - a version of ourselves that experienced moments of stress or trauma during our formative years. These experiences can leave a lasting impact on our psyche, causing certain parts of ourselves to remain "frozen" in time. These frozen aspects continue to influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, often manifesting as recurring patterns or reactions that may no longer serve us.

To begin the journey of healing, we must first acknowledge the presence of this inner child. Instead of solely relying on our contemporary selves to comfort and soothe them, we must listen attentively to what they have to say. They hold within them a message, a story that needs to be told so that they can finally find rest. It's crucial to understand that this inner child keeps revisiting us because they are still awake, acting and reacting from that frozen state. They long to be heard, to have their pain acknowledged and validated.

By listening to them with compassion and understanding, we create an environment where they can finally release their burden and find solace. So, how can we listen to our inner child and provide the support they need?

Firstly, we must cultivate a sense of inner stillness and presence. Through practices such as meditation, journaling, or simply finding quiet moments of reflection, we create a space where we can connect with our inner selves and attune to the voice of our inner child.

Next, we must approach our inner child with empathy and gentleness. Just as we would comfort and listen to a distressed child, we need to extend the same care to the parts of ourselves that are still carrying wounds from the past. Offer them love, understanding, and a safe space to express their emotions. As we listen to our inner child, we may begin to uncover the messages they hold. They may reveal unmet needs, unresolved emotions, or limiting beliefs that have been influencing our lives. Through this process of active listening, we can provide the healing and reassurance that our inner child so desperately seeks.

By acknowledging and responding to the needs of our inner child, we can help them find rest and allow ourselves to respond to the present with greater awareness and authenticity. We can break free from the repetitive patterns and reactions that no longer serve us, forging a path towards personal growth and transformation.

So, let us embark on this journey of self-discovery and healing by listening deeply to our inner child. By doing so, we can create a harmonious integration of our past and present, allowing us to live more fully in the here and now. I am here to guide you through a frozen-child process if you feel that you need support.

Many blessings, Tara