5 Ways to Soothe Your Inner Child in Troubling Times

5 Ways to Soothe Your Inner Child in Troubling Times

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If you neglect your inner child, they may occasionally cry out for help or attention. We all have this child within. But the pressures of adulthood and responsibilities suppress it. Every trouble seems further away when we’re truly in tune with this playful energy.

Think back to your childhood, when you could create, explore, laugh, and play without abandon. You had no fears, doubts, worries, or sadness about the world yet. You looked around in awe with a pure mind and heart at everything this beautiful Earth had to offer. Children don’t know cruelty, hatred, or division, as they’re closer to the source and truth of life.

Adults sadly lose touch with this pure energy as they become brainwashed by society’s rules and ideas. However, we can all reconnect with our souls even in the darkest of times. Anytime you feel lost or empty, that’s your inner child calling out for help.

Many of us reincarnated on Earth to heal from our pasts, and by doing this work, we can become our highest selves. If you’ve been longing for the simplicity of childhood, it’s time to let your inner child roam free once again. Below, we’ll describe a few ways to heal this severed connection to your true self.

5 Ways to Acknowledge and Heal Your Inner Child

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1.     Have a Conversation With Your Inner Child.

Your inner child wants to feel seen and heard, especially if you’ve ignored it for a while. It often makes its presence known in your unconscious mind through deeply repressed memories or thoughts. Perhaps you have unhealed trauma from your past that you’ve learned to bury deep within.

However, it will always follow you around until you address the issues head-on. Until you do, your inner child will cry out for love, acceptance, attention, and safety, everything a child needs to thrive. When young children experience neglect or abuse, it can cause various mental health problems.

So, to heal your inner child, open up a conversation with your unconscious mind. Journaling can help in this case as you can write down all your thoughts, helping to release repressed emotions. Writing from the perspective of your inner child can help you identify troubling thought patterns that began in your childhood.

2.     Practice Mindfulness, Observing Your Thoughts Without Judgment.

Simply sitting with your inner child and allowing any feelings to arise can be soothing. Many of us have become so busy with our adult lives that we completely neglect our emotional health. If you’ve been feeling lost or isolated in the modern world, your highest self likely needs attention. So, sit quietly in a meditation pose and watch your thoughts without needing to fix or judge them.

Remember, your inner child wants attention and to feel safe. You’ve taken the first step in healing from any repressed trauma by acknowledging it. Perhaps your parents didn’t show the love and compassion you longed to have in your childhood. Now, you can give yourself those gifts by finally releasing bottled-up emotions. Your inner child desires self-expression, so allow any uncomfortable feelings to surface. Then, you can remove that emotional weight from your shoulders for good.

This step will require honesty and deep self-reflection, but we can finally heal from it by confronting our pain.

3.     Make Time to Play and Forget Responsibilities.

Of course, one of the best ways to free your inner child involves playing, just like in the good old days. Who says adults shouldn’t play, anyway?! Our idea of adulthood needs some serious reform, starting with making time to play, explore and be. We have become human doings instead of human beings, completely disconnected from the natural rhythms of life.

Sure, adulthood does require responsibilities, but it shouldn’t mean total drudgery and working ourselves to death. So, even if you have the busiest schedule globally, pencil in a couple of days a week for playtime. Color, do cartwheels outside, draw, or do any childhood activity that makes your heart feel content.

We need to remember the simple joys in life more often, so don’t feel guilty for making this time for yourself. A lot of our trouble stems from taking life far too seriously.

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