Have you ever heard anyone say to you that you need to embrace your inner child?
Have you thought um….that sounds weird or thought….actually that sounds quite interesting?
I fell into the ‘interesting’ category a few years ago but not through anyone saying it to me. I simply thought that I had to go back to my roots so to speak and re-discover who I had been as a child before ‘life’ put its layers onto me.
I started by asking a friend about how she remembered me. That was a revelation in itself, calm and never getting into trouble! Really?
But in essence those words helped me get to the core of who I ‘was’ and in fact, who I truly ‘am’. I recalled someone who loved to read and wanted to be a write/journalist before any other career came to me. I simply loved to write, and you would find me either writing stories galore, sat under mum and dad’s apple tree or sitting with a nose deep inside a book. I loved stories like The Wizard of Oz that took you away to a fantasy land and Mary Poppins resonated deeply. I wanted to be the person who came in, sorted things out and then disappeared as if my magic! Spit spot! It is strange how fiction can often mimic reality. In my role as a declutterer, I love to come into people’s lives, declutter and then leave them in peace!
In truth, the going back to greet my inner child made me realise how playful and innocent we are as children, with no fears, no boundaries, no structures to hold us back, we throw ourselves into life as best we can. It is only as you progress through life that you realize how much you have changed and that the many childlike qualities about you, have long gone.
I see no reason, whatever your age, that you cannot go back to your childhood, in order to ‘re-discover’ the true you. This is especially useful if you are going through some major life challenges and want to know who you are and what makes you tick.
The many benefits include –
- accessing repressed memories that are holding you back.
- being able to feel again after years of being numb.
- gaining personal power and the ability to set boundaries.
- learning how to take better care of yourself.
- feeling self-compassion and liking yourself more.
- being able to enjoy life and have fun again.
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Helping you find inner harmony through decluttering