“Inner child is the carrier of our personal stories, the vehicle for our memories of both the actual child and an idealized child from the past. It is the truly alive quality of being within us. It is the soul, our experiencer throughout the cycles of life. It is the sufferer. And it is the bearer of renewal through rebirth, appearing in our lives whenever we detach and open to change.” Jeremiah Abrams
If you can help someone get in touch with the creativity inside them, you have helped a person discover the beautiful self he/she is inside. Our joy lives in our creativity which is the joyful, playful child inside. The self-esteem school of helping people requires living in the head. Getting in touch with creativity requires living in the heart.
“In the adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and that calls for increasing care, attention, and education. This is the part of the human personality that wishes to develop and become whole.” Carl Jung
The inner child is a popular topic for many types of blogs. Some of the posts include the following ideas:
1. In Considering the Inner Child, Dr. Stephen Diamond writes: “We were all once children, and still have that child dwelling within us. But most adults are quite unaware of this. And this lack of conscious relatedness to our inner child is precisely where so many behavioral, emotional and relationship difficulties stem from.”
2. In How to Tame Your “Inner Brat”, according to psychologist Pauline Wallin, we need to “tame our inner brat” by aligning and squelching the nagging voice in our minds that fuels our dissatisfaction; in other words, that holds us “prisoners of our thoughts.”
3. From Livestrong.com, in an article about inner child, the following questions are answered:
The “inner child” is the…
How did the “inner child” get there?
What is the unfinished business of the “inner child”?
How does the “inner child” come into being?
What are the signs of activity of the “inner child”?
What messages did the “inner child” need to hear, but which went unsaid?
What are the negative consequences of suppressing the “inner child”?
What nurturing messages can you give your “inner child”?
What are some steps by which you can help heal your “inner child”?