Article by Rinku Patel, Reiki Rays
Irrespective of your current age, there is an inner child lies buried deep within you who needs love, compassion, and acceptance. Many children grow up with a guilt feeling by thinking whatever went wrong (as a child) was due to them. They held themselves responsible for things going wrong at home, school or with friends. Growing up with this mentality may occur into self-rejection.
Louis Hay – I am perfect, whole and complete, just as I am.
Love has the greatest healing power ever, which has the ability to heal almost any emotional scar. Deepest and painful memories can be healed with the power of love. Loving and accepting your inner child will open all the blocked pathways. To bring out the wounded inner child, make him/her trust you. Give love and attention so that he/she starts trusting you and reach out to you.
Most children grow up with resentment towards parents for not being given enough freedom during their childhood or teenage years. They grew up under restricted environment. Assure your inner child that his family/parents weren’t bad. They were just being protective and they did what they thought was best for their child.
The children who actually had traumatized childhood needs lots of tender loving care. They are afraid to love and trust again. The inner child needs to be assured that those traumatized days are gone and gone forever. Make your inner child realize that it is ok to get angry. I don’t mean its right to start screaming and be abusive, but yes, it is ok to vent out, let those tears run down your cheeks. There is nothing wrong in crying out.
Meditate on angels, fairies, mermaids and unicorns. Somewhere deep down you are still a child. Age wise you have grown up but your inner child is still stuck somewhere when he/she had been emotionally hurt. Fairies, Angels, Mermaids, Unicorns belongs to higher realms and are known to heal children.
Talk to your inner child. Don’t expect magical reply in a day but within a given time, you may start getting response. Ask your inner child about his/her sadness, assure him/her that everything is alright now and give him/her enough love. If you are a woman, however self-reliant, independent and strong, there is still this little girl within you who needs love and pampering. If you are a man, however macho and strong, you still have that inner child within you who craves love and hugs.
How to connect with your Inner Child
- Call upon your guides and angels. Ask them to help you make a peaceful connection with your inner child. Ask their help in guiding you if you go wrong somewhere or get stuck. Call upon Archangel Gabriel and Mother Mary to shower your inner child with unconditional Divine love.
- Draw a big Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen to connect with your inner child. Imagine a younger version of you in front of you. Draw big Cho Ku Rei to strengthen the connection. Draw Sei Hei Ki and glide it in your inner child’s heart. Close your eyes and give Reiki for 10 minutes using emotional symbol often. Fill your inner child’s heart with unconditional love.
- Try talking to your inner child. Make any conversation. You don’t have to talk about any particular issue, just start talking to bridge the gap. After few days, you can make him/her talk about the grief he/she is carrying. Let him/her release whatever he/she was holding back since all these years.
If you know Kundalini Reiki (one of my favourite), imagine a miniature version of younger you between your palms. Say, “heal inner child” and let the Reiki flow. It is as simple as that
Be there to reassure, love and pamper your inner child.