If you live in the UK, you would have noticed that there is a little bit of a cold breeze which is bringing the snow. For me I found this to be exciting because I was born in Australia and grew up in Perth, the only time it snowed in Western Australia was when I was a child. Down south is a town called Albany and the Albany hills had snow on the top of it. I begged Dad to drive down so I could see the snow, however Dad’s response was that he would not drive six hours south just for me to see snow. He was adamant that if we did drive down there it would probably melt by the time we get there. I was truly upset, and as I grew up there wasn’t another freak winter where we had snow, therefore I had to travel in order to see snow again.
Which I did, I travelled to the UK when I was in my early 20’s and was able to see snow on Christmas Day where I was at my Aunt’s in Manchester, that was awesome. However the first time I was able to play in it would’ve been when I was studying in the USA in Kentucky 2005/6. Now I’m in my 40’s and seeing snow I’m like a little kid again and it’s fun and exciting and to allow my inner child to have some fun and be silly is good. Get out there and play and watch how the kids that are out are playing, with such innocence and with no care in the world.
Louise Hay in her books always talked about inner child work as she put’s it “it doesn’t matter how old you are, there is a little child within you who needs love and acceptance.” The more we try to get a positive response from the adults or the harder we try it felt as if it wasn’t good enough which takes away a piece of us so by the time were adults we have forgotten that little child.
By reconnecting with our inner child as adults, it can help release hurts from the past. Not only that but it is a good way to reconnect with ourselves and allows us to nurture our inner child, by working on what our inner child needs, is it love, acknowledgement or just to have some fun. As adults how would you nurture your child, your inner child, yourself. What is it, that you need in order to heal from your past hurts?
“The power is within you” is Louise Hay’s book that covers a chapter on how to nurture your inner child. It is an amazing book and for anyone wanting to love themselves this is a book that you need to read. I’ve used meditation with my clients in order for them to visualise their inner child so that they can begin to build a relationship with them again. It will take time.