Willow Magazine CREATING LIFE - Page 19

"This was the moment that brought me to tears. I recently lost my dad, and he never got the chance to be the awesome Opa (grandpa) that he would’ve been. I want to pause here, to honour all the amazing grandparents that are no longer here with us today. Robin fully connected with me on this, and got teary also. He too, lost his dad a few years ago. Robin went on to explain that our parents - be it mums, or dads - live on in us. They are part of us, and will continue living on and teaching us, if we let them. They’re with us in ways we can’t even imagine, and in years to come, will still be guiding us. What a special moment!"

- Mama Sandra.

3. Meeting our child’s wild emotionality.

Further more importantly, what that brings up in us. The biggest difficulties we have are not them - our children and their behaviours, it’s what they bring up in us from our childhood. Things that are unhealed or unresolved. It’s us that we are resisting. Healing that is like making a good wine - it’s an art. Doing an inner child journey starts with noticing your feelings, and that your child is a trigger of your feelings not the cause of them. Realising that is fundamental. After that you can start working with those feeling to discover what the unresolved need is. What is your inner child wishing for that should have happened differently to you? The secret, unfulfilled wish from your childhood, is the clue to find out what it is that you need (or even must have) as an adult. Your child will give you that most important reminder if you are willing to listen internally.

Doing an inner child journey starts with noticing your feelings, and that your child is a trigger of your feelings not the cause of them. Realising that is fundamental.

IMAGE CREDIT: Ingrid Pullen