Self Love Through Inner Child Work
Much of my meditations lately have consisted of me hanging out with my child self. It’s been a celebration of where we’ve come, what we’ve done to get here, and how we did it. Together.
When I first began my inner work years ago, feeling love for my self was foreign and difficult to cultivate. I had layers of anger, grief, sadness, and embodied patternings that I found that I personally needed to work through first. When I connected with my inner child through that process though, I felt a strong unconditional love for her with such ease, one that I had never felt for any one in my life up to that point. It was like a coming home.
I have found healing through relationship with her. I’ve been able to validate her in ways she had been missing for most of her life. I’ve been able to see and hear her for who she is in her entirety, in her wholeness. I’ve provided her nurturing, care, and protection in ways she wasn’t able to receive before. I’ve given her a voice and I’ve provided her a home were she can always feel free to be in her truth, all the while reminding me to stand firmly in mine. We live in one another. We take care of one another. I’m not sure there is any relationship I have on this planet that is more important than that of the one that I have with her.
My relationship to my child self has been and is a form of self love.
Even during a time when I found it incredibly difficult to love my self in presence, I ran toward loving her.
Let your self fulfillment be a form of self care and self love. The relationship you have with yourself that transcends time and space is powerful. Where can you begin to fulfill that for yourself which has been lacking from others?