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60 Powerful Healing Affirmations For Befriending Your Body

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The thoughts that arise in our heads have an impact not only on our mood but also on our health. This effect can be either positive or negative. It all depends on what kind of thoughts we choose. Unfortunately, most people don’t really control what kind of thoughts they allow into their minds. One Small negative thought can get into your mind and like a seed grow into a big disaster. Healing affirmations are a powerful tool that can redirect your mind from negative vibrations that cause illness to positive ones that bring healing.

In this article, I will share with you what healing affirmations are, how they work, and give you a list of very powerful affirmations that will help you to reprogram your mind from illness to healing.

What Are Healing Affirmations?

Healing affirmations are short phrases containing a verbal healing formula that, when repeated many times, activates healing process in the subconscious of a person, contributing to the improvement of his psycho-emotional background and stimulating positive changes in his health and wellbeing.

Most people can’t even imagine how effective healing affirmations are! Healing affirmations are your main key to reprogramming your consciousness. That’s why the trick is to keep repeating them again and again until they are firmly imprinted in your subconscious.

With the help of healing affirmations, you can reprogram your mind from lack of energy and illness to vitality and health. If you learn to direct the energy of your thoughts to health and wellbeing you will eventually start feeling better, more energized, and will notice that you’re more healthy than ever.

Healing affirmations will help you to improve your overall health, boost your immune system, get rid of chronic and infectious diseases, ease the symptoms of a particular disease, speed up wounds and cuts healing, etc.

How Do Healing Affirmations Work?

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Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of your self-talk, your internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You are using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You are affirming and creating the state of your health with every word you say and every thought you think.

It has been proven that there is a connection between the body and the mind. Therefore, many diseases begin due to psychosomatic causes. Even diseases caused by bacteria and microbes have a psychosomatic root. This is explained by the fact that the human immune system becomes unprotected due to strong emotional stress.

You have to understand that every complaint is an affirmation of something you think you don’t want in your life. Every time you get angry, you are affirming that you want more anger in your life. Every time you say that you’re not feeling well, that you are sick, you’re affirming that. If you feel that Life isn’t giving you the desired health and vitality, then it’s certain that you will never have the wellbeing that Life gives to others — that is, until you change the way you think and talk.

Our emotions are built by our thoughts. And our thoughts are based on our conscious or unconscious choices. With the help of healing affirmations, we can consciously form the desired health.

To change our life and improve our health, we need to change our thoughts. There is a link between our health and positive thoughts. By repeating healing affirmations, you create positive vibrations in your subconscious mind which brings positive transformations into your body.

With strong focus and concentration on positive thoughts, your mind can heal even the most serious diseases.

Affirmations are like seeds planted in soil. Poor soil provides poor growth. Rich soil gives abundant growth. The more you choose to think thoughts that make you feel good, the quicker the affirmations work.

A Few Important Tips

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Before you start creating and practicing your healing affirmations, let me share with you a few important tips that will help your practice to be more effective.

#1: Keep Your Affirmations Personal

Your healing affirmations should be personal. They should be a kind of self-talk. The only person you can change is you. Therefore, never try to use affirmations for changing someone else. You can affirm: “I am healthy! I am happy! etc.”. This is due to the fact that the subconscious mind works for us and only for us.

#2: Affirm in the Present Tense

The only way we can create a great future is by changing our thoughts in the present moment. The present moment contains a magical power of manifesting our reality. What we think and do today creates our future.

When we affirm health in the present tense we ensure that our subconscious mind starts to work on it right away. When you say “I will be healthy”, or “I’m going to heal” you’re placing your desire somewhere out there. There is no creative power in the future. Your past and future are the two biggest illusions that distract your focus. The real creative power is in the present moment! And only in the present moment can you manifest your health!

Therefore, always use affirmations in the Present tense, like: “I am healthy!”, “My immune system is strong”, etc.

#3: Avoid Negative Words

When creating your healing affirmations, avoid negative words such as “not”, “no”, “don’t”, “never”, “can’t”, “won’t”. When you use these words you make your mind focus on something you don’t want in life and make your affirmations negative. Instead of focusing on what you don’t want you should focus on something you do want. In this way, you direct your subconscious mind to manifest the positive results you desire.

#4: Avoid Words That Manifest Negativity

When affirming your desired reality avoid words that manifest loss, something you’re trying to get away from or get rid of, such as “get rid of”, “stop”, “give up”, “avoid”, “refrain”, etc. For example, instead of saying: “I’m losing 13 pounds”, say “My weight is … (your ideal number)”.

#5: Avoid “I Want”, “I Wish”, “I Would Like”

These phrases manifest a lack of something. When we want something it means we don’t have it in our life. So, when the Universe is hearing your request, it manifests it in a way that you will always want something but never actually get it. You’ll be wanting all your life for your wishes to come true. Therefore there is a big difference between “I want” and “I have”. Only “I have” has the power to bring you what you request. For example, instead of saying “I want to be healthy”, say “I am healthy”. And the Universe will make sure that your reality matches your words and thoughts.

#6: Turn Your Desires Into Power Phrases

Make your affirmations short, direct, and memorable! This technique is also widely used in advertising. Advertisers call it “slogan“, healers call it “power phrases”.

Most Powerful Healing Affirmations

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Now let me share with you the most powerful healing affirmations that I’ve discovered throughout my practice of being a healer for over 20 years. These healing affirmations will help you activate healing processes in your body and restore your vital energy.

Here they are:

  1. I am healthy!
  2. I welcome miracles into my life!
  3. I know that with each new day my health is noticeably improving!
  4. My day begins and ends with gratitude!
  5. I love myself!
  6. I am at home in my body!
  7. I listen with love to my body’s messages!
  8. My happy thoughts help create my healthy body!
  9. I love my beautiful and healthy body and it loves me back!
  10. Every cell, every tissue, and every organ of my body is charged with healing energy!
  11. Good health is the norm for my body!
  12. My positive thoughts create my health!
  13. Only good can come to me!
  14. The level of my immunity increases every day!
  15. I am healthy, whole, and complete!
  16. Wellness is the natural state of my body!
  17. I feel cheerful and full of vital energy!
  18. In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete!
  19. I’m in a perfect shape!
  20. My health is in a perfect state!
  21. I radiate a metaphysical radiance of health, love and light!
  22. I have a perfectly healthy body!
  23. I am in harmony with nature!
  24. Deep at the center of my being is an infinite well of love!
  25. I love every cell of my body!
  26. My body is protected by a powerful energy shield!
  27. I choose health and well-being!
  28. My body is made up of healthy and strong cells!
  29. My body is programmed to heal and recover!
  30. My body heals naturally!
  31. I claim my power and move beyond all limitations.
  32. Every cell of my body is filled with vital energy!
  33. I radiate vitality and health!
  34. My digestive system is perfectly healthy!
  35. My immune system is very strong!
  36. I move easily and gracefully!
  37. My brain is healthy and active!
  38. I am loved, and I am at peace!
  39. My beautiful body is healthy, strong, and young!
  40. I always choose healthy thoughts and habits!
  41. Perfect health is my Divine right, and I claim it now!
  42. I love my life and life loves me back!
  43. All is well in my world. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe!
  44. I forgive myself and set myself free!
  45. I am Divinely guided and protected at all times!
  46. Life supports me in every possible way!
  47. I choose to see clearly with the eyes of love!
  48. Today is a sacred gift from Life!
  49. I enjoy the foods that are best for my body!
  50. I live in the paradise of my own creation!
  51. I am grateful for my healthy body!
  52. I trust the Universe to help me see the good in everything and in everyone!
  53. My mind is in perfect harmony with my body!
  54. I am beautiful and young!
  55. My skin is clear, firm, and smooth!
  56. I thank my heart for its excellent work!
  57. I have excellent physical and mental health!
  58. Every day I feel better and better!
  59. Every cell of my body is protected by my immune system!
  60. I nourish my body with healthy food and helpful thoughts!

How To Work With Healing Affirmations?

  1. Write down or make a printout of all the healing affirmations you’re going to work with.
  2. Before starting to repeat your healing affirmations, make sure to straighten your back, relax your shoulders, feel confident. You want to remove any pressure from your spine and make your energy flow freely and smoothly.
  3. Say your healing affirmations out loud one after another, slowly and confidently. Make it sound as if what you say has already become a reality.
  4. While saying the healing affirmations look in the mirror or in the sky.
  5. Say the affirmations twice a day. This should be done in the morning, as soon as possible after waking up, and in the evening, right before going to bed.
  6. Say the affirmations at least 8 times each.
  7. Do not use too many affirmations all at once in one session.
  8. Be consistent: practice the healing affirmations on a daily basis.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing in affirmation practice is to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. In healing affirmation practice, we are replacing our thoughts about the illness with thoughts about perfect health, vitality, and wellbeing. It is especially important to remember this not only during your affirmation practice but also in your everyday life. Remember that even a fleeting negative thought can destroy months of positive affirmation practice! Stay focused on your health and choose your thoughts carefully!

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Mother Wound Healing: Breaking The Chains of Generational Trauma 

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We all need mother wound healing. See, the mother-daughter bond is one of the most powerful ever. It may be because she nurtured you during pregnancy and probably breastfed you. However, it goes way beyond that. Your emotional awareness is strongly affected by the mother figure in your life, even if you were adopted.

Unfortunately, many mothers live on the edge of a cliff, due to the patriarchal society we now live in. Today’s social norms push mothers to fend for everyone else at the exclusion of their own potential. In short, they end up taking on more than they can handle. They end up passing this traumatic experience to their daughters, who will, later on, pass it to their daughters.

This results in a generational passing of self-sabotaging, self-abandonment, self-disrespect, and self-awareness. The generational pain that mothers pass on to their daughters is what we refer to as a mother wound.

What is Mother Wound Healing?

The mother wound concept refers to the generational pain passed down between grandmothers, mothers, and then to their daughters. The generational pain and trauma are caused by living in a harshly patriarchal culture that is oppressive to women.

The oppressive patriarchal culture conditions women to think that they are:

  • Non-deserving;
  • Unworthy;
  • And lesser beings in society.

By existing in such a society, girls often grow up to be women socialized to abide by the social doctrines of patriarchy. They, therefore, play small to accommodate and tolerate others, all while devaluing and abandoning themselves.

The result is women that tend deeply toward others and forget to explore their full potential.

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If this pain is not resolved, mothers can easily pass it down to their daughters. Girls raised by mothers who have internalized these negative messages often adopt the trauma. The result will be girls who grow into women who:

  • Abandon their authenticity;
  • Sacrifice their needs for others;
  • Crave for constant validation;
  • Overlook their powers and potential.

The pattern of self-abandonment is inherited from one generation to the next. However, one woman in the generation can step aside and break the chain. And that woman could be you. You could identify the childhood trauma and signs that a mother wound was instilled in you and work your way out of it.

 It is a way to regain your abilities to spread your wings for the better and give your next generation a healthy environment to grow in. Before we discuss healing, let’s niche down further. 

Who Experiences Mother Wound?

Daughters of mothers living in a patriarchal society are often the victims of mother wounds. However, some psychologists suggest that mothers can instill this wound in their sons. Women in marginalized groups are also significantly affected by the side effects of the mother wound. These groups include:

  • Immigrant women;
  • Women of color;
  • Women that are living in poverty.

Society has harsh expectations of these marginalized women and still expects them to become strong. Unfortunately, trauma and pain passed down to their daughters are all that come out.

Daughters have a high chance of experiencing a mother wound if their mother:

  • focused on providing material support and not emotional support such as love, care, and security; 
  • was not empathetic to mirror their feelings and help them manage their emotions;
  • prohibited the child from expressing their negative feelings;
  • was too critical of even the most minor things;
  • expected the daughters to fend for their emotional and physical needs;
  • was absent for one reason or another, such as work;
  • was an alcoholic or a drug addict;
  • suffered from untreated mental disorders;
  • was a victim of emotional or/and physical abuse and did not resolve the trauma, making them unable to nurture and love. 

By reflecting on these aspects of your childhood, you may determine if you suffer from a mother wound. However, these are not always a guarantee. For instance, a mother can keep their job without instilling a mother wound in their child.

Signs That You Are Experiencing a Mother Wound

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A mother wound is picked up in childhood and carried to adulthood. If the trauma is not resolved, the signs will manifest in your everyday life. The signs are often subtle; you can always connect them to your childhood. 

Watch out for the following signs as they may indicate suffering from a mother wound:

  • Feeling pressure to adhere to strict rules and expectations of womanhood;
  • Taking care of others to the point of exhaustion;
  • Fear of spreading your wings to actualize your full potential because you are afraid it will threaten others;
  • Fear of exploring your potential in fear of failure or disapproval;
  • Unexplained resentment and bitterness towards your children;
  • Feeling pressurized to get a better life than your mother, even if it means not being true to yourself;
  • Unconsciously fishing for your mother’s approval and permission even in your adulthood;
  • Inability to practice self-care and ask for help when you need it;
  • Feelings of discomfort whenever you spend time or money on self-care;
  • Constantly questioning whether something is wrong with you or if you are good enough. 

Many adult behaviors are linked to coping with a mother wound. Talking to your therapist about it can help you be more self-aware. 

Effects of a Mother Wound

A mother wound adversely affects your ability to explore your potential. Any woman can suffer from a mother wound. But as we stated earlier, marginalized women are the most affected. This is why it is usually a big deal whenever marginalized women achieve something that the oppressive society puts out of reach for them. 

For instance, despite the shift in things in the modern world today, it is often a big deal when women of color or immigrant women make it within many professional fields.

Here is how the mother wound affects its victims:

  • Low self-esteem; 
  • Relationship difficulties due to their inability to trust;
  • Lack of self-awareness, especially with managing feelings and emotions.

Mother Wound Healing

If the effects of a mother wound are not resolved, you risk passing it to the next generations. You want your children to grow in a healthy, supportive, and loving environment. You also risk staying in trauma and never exploring your full power and potential. This is why you need to resolve the trauma and pain. 

Here are top tips to help you with mother wound healing:

  • Express and acknowledge the trauma and pain: therapy and journaling are excellent ways to do this;
  • Mother yourself and go strong on self-care;
  • Forgive your mother and look at her as she is and not what she could have been;
  • Prioritize yourself; 
  • Work on self-awareness, especially in understanding and managing your feelings rather than dismissing them. 

The Bottom Line

It is easier for anyone suffering from a mother wound to blame their mothers. Unfortunately, this way, you keep sinking yourself deep into the trauma which affects your everyday life. And, you may sip it to your daughters. 

The way out is to get therapy, acknowledge your feelings, and learn how you spread your wings despite what society might be telling you. Resolving the trauma means a happier you and happier future generations that will grow with the necessary emotional, mental and physical love and care. 

Go out there and break the generational inheritance of pain and trauma. 

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Reiki for Dogs: Energy Healing for Our Furry Friends

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Is your furry friend behaving unusually lately? Have they been on meds for any illness or injury? Well, it’s time to try Reiki for dogs. We know the pain of living with a sad pet as dog owners. Most of us, if not all, will do anything to see our dogs happy and excitedly running around the house again, right? Reiki has proven to be an excellent solution for different dog problems, psychological or physical.

Whereas this ancient Japanese healing practice is highly recommended for dogs dealing with physical, mental, or emotional ailments, it is also great for your dog’s general wellness.

So, What Is Reiki for Dogs?

Reiki is a healing practice that involves using life force energy for healing people, animals, and even plants. The life force energy is what brings healing to most ailments and boosts their general well-being. It’s important to mention that this life force energy is channeled through a practitioner and flows to your dog. The practitioner never generates or contributes any energy. 

Usually, only a Reiki practitioner can perform Reiki therapy. However, anyone can become a Reiki practitioner after undergoing a Reiki attunement.

How Does Reiki Work?

A good Reiki session is conducted in the morning or evening when the weather is cooler and the winds calmer. We can do Reiki as a hands-on therapy session or at a distance. It all depends on your furry friend. However, note that the session’s success entirely depends on your dog.

Once the Reiki healer is in the house, your dog has to decide to join the session. And you can’t force them. We must also provide a calm, quiet environment where your dog feels safe. And sometimes, this means you are joining in the session. 

Your dog will decide whether to receive a hands-on Reiki session or enjoy it at a distance. It will also determine the length of the session. Your dog will know when it has had enough, so you don’t need to time the session.

The Benefits of Reiki for Dogs

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There are many advantages of using Reiki therapy on your dog. Some of them include:

Excellent anxiety, stress, and depression reliever for your dog

Like human beings, animals can get stressed. Your canine friend might be self-harming or acting aggressively due to anxiety or depression caused by a traumatic event. A Reiki healer provides a calm space where your dog can relax. The entire Reiki session is generally very calming.

Helps you bond with your dog

In a session where you are invited to join your pet, Reiki offers an opportunity to bond with your dog. It can work wonders, especially when dealing with a dog with psychological problems. Remember, not all issues will be physical. Some will be psychological, and you will need a keen eye to notice.

Can help your dog cope with illness and recover from injuries

Most animals struggle with a disease or when recovering from an injury. Such discomfort can elevate their stress levels. Reiki helps your dog cope with its illness or recover from its injury by reducing these stress levels.

Boosts your dog’s immune system.

The Reiki practice has been shown to increase the production of antibodies and white blood cells. Consequently, it can help your dog fight illness and reduce your pet’s visits to the vet. 

A non-invasive therapy

Reiki does not involve drugs or needles for treatment. Your furry little friend will experience no discomfort or pain during the session. They don’t even have to be touched by the Reiki healer. They can transfer the healing energy at a distance.

Reiki can help enhance the well-being and general wellness of your dog

Reiki energy can help balance your dog’s energy. The flow of the energy in your dog can bring about deep relaxation and release tension or pain. It can also eliminate negative energy from your dog, boosting its general wellness.

Sometimes Reiki Might Not Work on Your Dog

As beneficial as Reiki is, it might not work on every dog. Here are some reasons why;

Reiki works for the greater good of all.

Reiki is believed to have a mind of its own. The energy will do what it needs to do, which is not always what you want. Reiki’s job is to do whatever is for the greater good of all. Don’t be surprised when you fail to get the results you want.

Reiki only works on willing subjects.

Your dog has to be willing to accept the energy for it to work. We cannot force the energy on subjects. As much as you would like your dog to benefit from Reiki, there is no way around them if they don’t want it. The energy won’t work when forced on a subject.

How Will I Know If Reiki Is Working on My Dog?

Any sign of relaxation is a confirmation that Reiki is working on your dog. If we start the session while the dog is standing, it will lie down voluntarily and eventually fall asleep or close its eyes. However, some dogs may not show any relaxation signs, especially those too hyper to relax.

Can I Give Reiki for Dogs at Home?

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Absolutely, yes. Learning how to give Reiki to your dog can help with your bonding. It will also offer you an opportunity to enjoy the relaxing benefits of Reiki. The more you practice giving Reiki, the more skilled you become. If you find it enjoyable, you can even enroll to become a Reiki certified practitioner and get paid to work with other pets. 

Moreover, as you learn how to give Reiki, you’ll be able to offer more sessions to your dog, and you can turn it into a regular morning or evening routine.

How to Give Reiki Healing to a Dog?

Reiki healing for pets is almost no different from giving Reiki healing to people.

When healing dogs, put your hands where it is more convenient for you. I usually start the session by putting my hands behind the dog’s ears, because this position helps the dog calm down. Then you can move your hands and place one hand on the dog’s chest and another – on its back. But be careful here – do not put your hands directly on the dog’s heart area!

Don’t worry if you can’t get your hands all over the dog’s body, because Reiki flows through any position and can reach any area of the body.

If the dog is injured or just had surgery, do not touch the wound during the Reiki healing session. In this case, a distance Reiki session makes more sense.

The time of the Reiki session may vary. When you will feel that the energy stops flowing, it’s time to end the session. Or, the dog will just get up and leave. This also means that you can end the session.

Conclusion

Reiki is a great healing practice for dogs. Its benefits are undisputed. From boosting your dog’s immune system to helping it deal with different psychological and physical issues, the practice is next-level. However, we cannot use Reiki as a substitute or replacement for routine veterinary care.

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Inner Child Healing: 4 Surprisingly Effective Practices

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The inner child is our original deep essence and the basis of our self-expression, creativity, and spontaneity. Our connection with the inner child determines how much we can enjoy life, be spontaneous and playful, and to what extent we allow ourselves to dream and creatively express ourselves. However, many of us have experienced childhood trauma that has unfortunately wounded our inner child. It could have been something as significant as physical abuse or simply losing a favorite toy that left us traumatized. You may not even think about that adverse event anymore. However, it may still affect the quality of your life as an adult. Therefore, inner child healing is so essential for most of us.

In this article, I want to share different methods that can help you heal the child within. I believe that these powerful methods can help rebuild a more robust and deeper connection with your inner child. They may also shed light on your past traumas and make you more aware and provide direction for your future shadow work and inner healing.

What Is the Inner Child?

The inner child is that part of our psyche where our childhood memories, feelings, needs, and the foundations of world perception are stored. Moreover, the inner child gives an impulse that manifests creative energy into our existence. Through our connection with our inner child, creative energy can manifest itself in us, filling our lives with unconditional joy, playfulness, and an unlimited perception of reality.

Each of us has a child within, and that inner child does not disappear when we grow up, but on the contrary, it can actively manifest itself in our behaviors as adults, in our reactions to specific events, and in our desires and needs.

What Is the Wounded Inner Child?

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A wounded inner child is a child whose basic needs have not been met. Such needs could be:

#1: Safety

This need implies that parents create a space for the child in which they can grow and develop without fear for their life. This applies not only to physical safety but also to psychological and emotional. Here are some examples of when such a need is not met:

  • lack of safe home;
  • lack of food;
  • verbal abuse;
  • emotional abuse;
  • witnessing violence against others;
  • physical abuse/physical punishment;
  • when a child lives in a family with a hidden or obvious hostility between parents or other family members.

#2: Love and unconditional acceptance

The unsatisfied need for love in childhood leads to the fact that people are afraid to show their feelings in adulthood, and it is difficult for them to even talk about love.

An unmet need for acceptance can be expressed in different ways, for example, when:

  • parents wanted a son, but a girl was born instead (or vice versa);
  • a child likes to draw, but his parents make him play soccer;
  • the unique qualities of a child are ridiculed;
  • parents cannot stand the tears of a child and do everything so that he does not cry;
  • a child is not allowed to get angry or feel any negative emotions, etc.

#3: The need for a parent figure

When one or both parents are absent from a child’s life, he gets traumatized. As he grows up, he tries to satisfy this need at the expense of others, whom he sees as symbolic parental figures. And then, even sometimes realizing the absurdity of the demands of such people, such a person will try to please them and earn their approval. Often people with an unsatisfied need for a parent figure also demand from others what they did not get from an absent parent.

#4: Growth

The need for growth is met when a child is allowed to make mistakes. When adults constantly scold a child for his errors, trauma occurs. A very indecisive adult grows out of such a child. Such a person would rather do nothing than take a risk and make a mistake.

#5: The need for separation

This is the need to grow up and the ability to take responsibility for your life. This also includes setting personal boundaries with your parents. If this need is not met, such people often have a co-dependent relationship with their parents.

In addition, the causes of childhood trauma could be:

  • a loss of a favorite toy;
  • transfer to a new kindergarten or school;
  • moving to another city;
  • parents’ divorce;
  • birth of a sibling;
  • loss of a loved one;
  • a need to take care of parents or other family members in childhood;
  • any actions of a sexual nature directed at a child;
  • excessive responsibilities assigned to the child, etc.

Healing the Inner Child

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Inner child healing is the healing of an individual’s wounded adolescent self through communication, understanding, and acceptance. When we give our inner children unconditional love, compassion, and nurturing, they respond to us with an open-hearted embrace. Only when we are reconnected with our inner child can we experience the purest form of self-love and build healthy relationships with others.

Now, let me share four effective practices that will help you heal your child within.

#1: Let your inner child talk

Children learn by asking lots of questions. Likewise, our healing practice starts by asking the inner child questions about our forgotten dreams, expectations, hopes, and fears.

Set aside some quiet time alone. It could be in your meditation room, bedroom, beside a campfire in your backyard, or a picnic spot at the park. Set up your relaxing area, then ask your inner child these questions and listen to the answers:

  • What do you wish your parents knew about you?
  • What gets you excited and happy every morning?
  • What would you do if you won a million-dollar jackpot today?
  • If you were to advise your adult self, what would you tell them? What would you want this adult to remember about you?
  • If you were to re-write your life story, how would it read? Who would you want the main characters to be?
  • If you were to relocate, where would you like to live?

Let your inner child talk! Don’t let your rational mind and logic take control over this practice. Let it be spontaneous and intuitive.

These questions will help you reconnect with our brains’ frozen, immature parts. It takes us back to that traumatic childhood past, highlighting how it affects our adult lives. Next, we come up with remedies to recondition the mind to undo all those biased thoughts about ourselves or life. This simple practice will open up a gateway to long-forgotten possibilities, and help you pick up from when you last stopped dreaming or being ambitious.

#2: Inner child affirmations

Inner child healing affirmations are short phrases containing a verbal inner child healing formula that, when repeated many times, activates the healing process in your subconscious, contributing to improving your psycho-emotional background and stimulating positive changes in your life.

While saying the inner child affirmations look in the mirror or the sky, or simply close your eyes and focus on your inner child image. Alternatively, you can use your childhood picture and look at it while saying the affirmations.

You can create your own list of the inner child affirmations or use the list below:

  • I love my inner child unconditionally.
  • I listen to my inner child’s needs and take care of them.
  • I trust my inner child.
  • My inner child deserves to have a voice, and I listen to that voice.
  • I respect my childlike innocence.
  • I validate my inner child’s feelings.
  • My inner child feels safe through my actions.
  • Along with my inner child, I am whole and complete.

#3: Recreate what you loved to do as a child

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Do you remember what you loved to do as a child? Maybe you liked to color or enjoyed making arts and crafts, or perhaps you loved to climb trees, play dress-up, or dance? Whatever it was, embrace the things that made you feel happiest as a child and revisit your childhood favorites. Don’t worry about how you look or what others may think; just do it, and your heart will come alive. Some things may be more challenging to do than when you were a kid but don’t let that stop you from practicing, playing, and having fun with them.

When you start doing what you liked when you were a child, you will re-discover your creative potential and find that joy that was forgotten due to the burden of adult responsibilities.

#4: Inner child meditation

This is one of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your inner child. To perform the meditation, find a place where nobody can disturb you. You can sit or lie down. If you prefer to meditate in a sitting position, make sure that your back has constant support to maintain a straight body position. You can also lie on your back in a comfortable position. Close your eyes.

Take three deep inhales, and three exhales. With each exhalation, feel your body is getting more and more relaxed.

Now, take three more deep inhales and three exhales. With each exhalation, feel your mind getting calmer and still.

Now, visualize a place you enjoyed visiting when you were a child. This should be a safe place that makes you feel happy and calm. This place is your inner sanctuary where your inner child feels safe.

Now, imagine the path to your inner sanctuary and walk along it, focusing on the feelings of relaxation, peace, and comfort. When you finally reach your sanctuary, feel its beauty and comfort. Take a few minutes to recall any details about this place. Enjoy what is there. Mentally walk around this place, paying attention to plants and animals. What’s the weather like there? Feel the sun on your skin or a fresh breeze.

Now, look in front of you and see a small child. This is your inner child. Start walking towards the child. How old is he/her? What are they doing? Go towards the child slowly.

When you get closer, take a closer look at the appearance of a child. Try to feel what emotions the child feels.

Your inner child’s eyes should tell you a lot. See if they are sad or joyful. See the hopes of your inner child in their eyes. Hug your inner child and let them sit on your lap. Let them snuggle up to you. Feel their warmth and allow your heart to respond to this gesture. Make your inner child feel safe and protected with you.

Ask your inner child to tell you what actions they expect from you. Promise them that you will always take care of them.

Let your inner child understand that they are heard, taken care of, and protected.

Tell your inner child how grateful you are for them talking to you, how much you love them, and that from now on, they are safe.

At the end of the meditation, slowly release your inner child from your embrace and let them go. Say goodbye to them. Leave your safe place.

Take a few deep breaths in and out again, and slowly open your eyes.

The Bottom Line

Inner child healing is an essential step in the self-healing journey. Without healing the child within, it’s impossible to heal past trauma and build healthy relationships. The above inner child healing practices are an excellent way to start your inner child healing.

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