Releasing Inner Child Blockages
In each of us, there is a young child in need of attention. Our childhood is filled with difficult and unresolved traumatic experiences. Emotionally, we have protected and defended ourselves over those painful times. Every time those old experiences surface, we believe we can't bear them; therefore, we push them deep down in our unconscious mind. It may be that we haven't dared to face this child for decades or that we aren't even aware that these issues exist. You just may not recognize them anymore.
Just because we may have ignored this wounded child, she or he is always there trying to get our attention. The child says, “I’m here. I’m here. Don't avoid me. You can’t run away from me.
If neglect, trauma or other pain marked your childhood, your inner child might be emotionally stunted and vulnerable. This phenomenon can worsen when people rely on denial to cope with inner anguish. However, your subconscious will eventually alert you to the fact that you are still carrying unresolved issues around by expressing the need to find a path to healing.
Many people with substance abuse disorders end up with two overlapping addictions – one to drugs or alcohol, and another to the feelings of numbness and release they use in place of healthy coping mechanisms. As unwilling as you might be to revisit your childhood after years of suppressing memories, getting in touch with your inner child is the first step on your road to lasting recovery.
” Unconsciously, we send the child to a deep place because we aren't capable of handling those memories nor have the ability to rectify them on our own. We avoid facing them by staying entertained -- watching TV or movies, socializing or using alcohol and drugs. And, we perpetuate poor coping skills with our current loved ones and friends. And they don't understand why we push them away, too. Many people find it beneficial and highly comforting to speak to their inner child as they would to a friend or family member, so don’t feel intimidated to try this technique. Consider using affirmative phrases like “You are safe and protected” and “I love you the way you are.”
The wounded child is in each cell of our body. We don’t have to go far into the past for that child but to look deeply. The wounded child is waiting inside right now. And, so are the seeds of awakened understanding and happiness that have been handed down to us from our ancestors. We just have to use them. We have an internal lamp of mindfulness that can be lit at any time. The oil of that lamp is breath, meditation, and a peaceful smile. This light will shine and the darkness will dissipate and cease. Our practice is to light up the lamp. I can help guide you with awareness to trigger and recognize buried issues. Then you and I work the steps to take and rid you of the suffering. We will replace the dark with the light.
DISCLAIMER: Releasing Inner Child Blockages is not a substitute for medical care. Information on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You should consult with the appropriate health practitioner in case of any medical condition.