Affirmations for the Inner Child by Rokelle Lerner

By Rokelle Lerner

We all want confident confirmation all through our lives. As young ones, those robust messages helped us to grasp that we have been necessary, that it was once o.k. to wish foodstuff and to be touched, and that our very life used to be a helpful reward. The messages that we acquired from our mom and dad helped us to shape judgements that made up our minds the process our lives. If we have been raised with constant, nurturing mom and dad, we finish that existence is significant and that individuals are to be depended on. If we have been raised with mom and dad who have been addictively or compulsively ailing, we make sure that existence is threatening and chaotic--that we aren't deserving of pleasure. those are the an important judgements that effect our lives lengthy once we have forgotten them. regrettably, early life judgments do not disappear. they continue to be as dynamic forces that contaminate our maturity. whilst formative years wishes should not handled due to abuse or abandonment, we spend our lives viewing the area during the distorted notion of a needy baby or an offended adolescent. The extra we push those baby elements away, the extra keep watch over they've got over us. This selection of day-by-day meditations is devoted to these adults who're able to heal their youth wounds. it really is via this brave attempt that we'll circulate from a lifetime of soreness into restoration.

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In a dysfunctional home there are no boundaries, no limits. There is little or no supervision to make certain a child is safe in his attempts to learn about the world. As a child I learned the world is dangerous and uncertain, not safe. Today I will say no when my boundaries are invaded. I will say no if someone wants me to do something that goes against my beliefs, feelings or desires. It's okay to say no when I'm tired. It's okay to say no to something I don't like. It's okay to set my own boundaries.

At first, I did not know even their names; each one was small and dark, hard and closed. During my early days of recovery, the seeds began to sprout and I could differentiate a "feelings" seed from a "physical" seed, a ''thinking'' seed from a "spiritual" seed. Daily, as I tenderly care for my garden, I am fully aware that my inner child, too, needs structure and loving nourishment. Today I will meet the needs of my inner child with precision. I will cultivate her growth with confidence and faith.

Page 57 FEBRUARY 26 Identity Today I will do what is right for me. As a child, I often changed what I wanted to do because others didn't want to do it. I changed what I felt because others told me not to feel it. This adaptability has carried over into my adult life. Yes, the ability to adapt is good but my tendency is to drop everything to please someone else. Life is a balancing act. Just as a toddler must learn to balance to walk, so too must I learn to balance so I can become me. Today I will take my first toddler step toward learning how to balance my adaptability and my needs.

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