We were all once children and we still have that child dwelling within us. But most adults are quite unaware of this. And this lack of conscious relatedness to our own inner child is precisely where so many behavioral, emotional and relationship difficulties stem from. In popular psychology, the Inner Child concept – also called the Divine Child, Wonder Child, the True Self, or simply, the Child Within – refers to a part of the adult personality that houses child-like and adolescent behaviours, memories, emotions, habits, attitudes, and thought patterns.
As we get older, the inner child within us is forgotten. Whereas, sometimes the inner child carries wounds from the past, the wounds we carry based on what we perceive and our interactions with parents, siblings, other family members, teachers, friends, those who are familiar to us, as well as strangers.
This is why we need to embrace our inner child, to mend all the wounds that are kept inside. Some of the many ways to embrace our inner child is by speaking up our mind, letting loose once in a while, and play with children. This is the fun and easy way, just like a self-therapy that we can practice as often as we can.
My life is surrounded by kids. I get to meet kids often, sometimes at family gatherings, at Rumah Harapan (Valencia Care Foundation), or even kids from the neighborhood. I love playing with kids. You can try to talk to them about your problem, well not the details… just the outline, and they might not understand it, but sometimes they can give the best advice like no other.
The World from kids’ perspective is so simple, so fun, beautiful and full of rainbows. We adults may not think so, but we might as well learn from them. Here is some wisdom that we can learn from our children.
1. They live life to the fullest
This is what I admire the most about kids. They may not understand what’s going on with the world, but they have this motto that sometimes adults forget – how important it is to just enjoy life!
2. They are forgiving
There’s nothing that can’t be solved in kids’ world. For adults it may sound naïve, but let’s try to use the kids’ perspective and solve our problems with simple mind, clear heart, a lil’ kindness and goodwill. If the kids can forgive so easily, so why can’t we?
3. They are curious
Kids see life as if every single thing is fresh and new. They question everything, even the smallest things in life. And their mind is like an empty clean box, every new thing is magical for them. The World is like a place of wonders. It sure is fun to adopt this mind full of curiosity, creativity and imagination.
4. They are brave to take on challenges
They almost never say no to challenges, they are willing to try anything. It is admirable seeing kids so brave and willing to take risk. We can also practice this in our life.
5. They are honest
It may be because they are just kids so there’s no other way for them than being honest. But still, their honesty is like a breath of fresh air. Try to be honest to yourself, then others. 😉
6. They act the way they are
This is what I love about kids… they act the way they are, they don’t pretend. They don’t care about what others say about them and they don’t pretend to be someone they are not. They keep their mind simple, and that’s a really good thing.
7. They rise back again easily
Sometimes when we fall, we take our time to get up. It’s either because we are preparing something or we are easily destroyed. But that’s not the case with children. They are willing to do anything, and even if they fail, they easily get up to try again.
8. They are smile spreader
Kids are like a pocket full of pure joy. Their smiles are contagious because we know that those smiles are sincere. Don’t we want to affect people the way kids do?
9. They are rules breaker
Sometimes rules need to be broken if we see that they don’t fit our life anymore. I’m not trying to be the bad effect; I just want you to know that sometimes you need to ignore the rules for the sake of your happiness.
10. They have no worries
They have no worries whatsoever. I see it as a power that only kids have. They don’t have anything to worry about. When they want to go out in the rain, they just do it without worrying to get sick. What if we can have such wisdom?
So, is there any wound from your childhood that you still keep inside? Does playing with kids help you to become more aware of your own self? Some of us have a past that want to be forgotten. It’s okay and it’s human.
I just want you to know that you can actually talk to your inner child, make peace with your inner child and have a happier and more peaceful life. There are self healing techniques that you can easily practice to heal yourself. If you are deciding to embrace your inner child and transform your life, you can talk to me here.
Wish you child-like days ahead! Be happy and be free!! See you soon.
Love and light,
PS: If you know some friends and family members who are suffering from inner child wounds, this article might do them some good. Spread the kindness, spread the love y’all! Thank you.
Amelia is a Quantum Healing Practitioner and Intuitive Coach. Her goal is to help you find out who you truly are and why you are here, and therefore, support you to live yourself as the true you – the best version of yourself. She does that by giving you tools that you can immediately apply to improve your life, your relationship, your career, your health and many more than you can possibly dreamed of by incorporating methods such as past life regression, hypnotherapy, chakra wisdom healing, clearing, card reading, life coaching and meditation. Now, she serves through one-on-one therapies and coaching, and also offline and online classes, workshops and retreats. She regularly shares her passion through the newsletters that you can subscribe for free at ameliadevina.com. You can contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Facebook page and her instagram/ twitter @ameliadevina777.