I was asked how I could nurture her? What can I do to make her happy and bring the sense of wonder and happiness back into my life in a bigger way. The idea is that once upon a time in our younger childhood years we were all free spirits, when our inner child was actually just who we are, fully expressive, in the moment and totally expective of all of our needs and that they would be met. We weren’t shy about making our voice heard, we were just in the moment being us, not holding grudges and aligning with the source of energy being sent to us.
Then as we started to grow, somewhere a long the way of adulthood we start to cover the total perfection we came into this life with, be it via editing ourselves, or behaving the way we feel others in the world want us to be. This is so sad because in these moments we let go of that energised little child that is full of wonder and awe of the world and become shadows of whom we should be.
So I want to re-connect with her, I want her to feel nurtured and loved by me and for her to know that she is coming along with me on this fabulous journey of life.
Who is my inner child?
She’s a fun, non judgemental little minx that loves a giggle and a bit of mischief. Colourful and pretty clothes are a must, shoes that have clickety clack heels are amazing and put a smile on her face because well.. we sound sophisticated and grown up. Happy music that enables silly dances make the day better because sillyness makes everyone around us laugh and be happy to. Learning new things and being adventurous is exciting because new knowledge is great to share. She enjoys being pampered and treated like a princess. She also enjoys messy play, painting and being creative, having a scribble and just having fun in ways that breathe energy and life into herself and those that are around her.
So this morning without even realising, I was involving my inner child in more ways in my life. After a few days of thought I had instinctly re-released this wondrous extroadinary inner being.
So what did I do?
I woke up and decided I would tend to me, my main rock. I made my lemon and lime warm juice and whilst drinking this I put on some Paolo Nutini and started up some silly happy dances with my boys before they went to school. When it was time to get dressed I chose a gorgeous and colourful patterned dress with denim leggings and pretty heeled shoes. I then accessorised with a big floppy hat and a warm, furry fleece cape like a super hero.
When on the school run I stopped to tell strangers random things like ‘I like your shoes’, ‘you look really warm’ or just to have a brilliant day and ensure they enjoy the beautiful sun teasing us with it’s warmth on this chilly day. When I arrived home I took my shoes off and feeling so content and rebuilt I started writing this blog post for you all to share what I have learnt. I have some grown up tasks to do today like cleaning the house so I am going to set timers and make it into a competition with myself and get shit done without overthinking or procrastinating.
Has this made a difference to me?
Just 1 morning of giving my inner child love and I feel fabulous, I feel like fuller, more complete version of me, a more happy and playful version of me and I intend to allow little me to stay because quite frankly she is awesomeness! I will update the changes she makes to my life now she has been freed in a few weeks.