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Affirmations for the Inner Child by Rokelle Lerner

By Rokelle Lerner

We all desire confident confirmation all through our lives. As kids, those strong messages helped us to understand that we have been helpful, that it was once very well to wish foodstuff and to be touched, and that our very life used to be a valuable reward. The messages that we obtained 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 unwell, we ensure that existence is threatening and chaotic--that we aren't deserving of pleasure. those are the the most important judgements that effect our lives lengthy once we have forgotten them. regrettably, adolescence judgments do not disappear. they continue to be as dynamic forces that contaminate our maturity. while early life wishes aren't handled due to abuse or abandonment, we spend our lives viewing the area in the course of the distorted belief of a needy baby or an indignant adolescent. The extra we push those baby components away, the extra keep watch over they've got over us. This choice of day-by-day meditations is devoted to these adults who're able to heal their formative years wounds. it truly is via this brave attempt that we are going to movement from a lifetime of discomfort into restoration.

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Where does the white go when the snow melts? Where does the wind come from? In the process of becoming a grown-up, what happened to my sense of awe and wonder? It is hard to praise the creation of the world when you are involved with survival. In my rush to grow up, I missed out on some very soul-enriching experiences. I know that the child within me is still very much alive and anxious to awaken some of my sleeping parts. The excitement and adventure for life is still available if I choose attitudes that make it so.

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. Page 9 JANUARY 9 Toddler I can make a mess and enjoy it. In my childhood home, cleanliness was next to godliness and making a mess was bad. I was not allowed to play in the dirt, make mud pies, paint my body instead of the paper, wipe my dirty fingers on my clothes. And God forbid that I should track dirt into the house! I quickly learned how to be good: Keep clean. Don't make a mess.

In our culture, love is romanticized as a mystifying, random whirl of passion that happens to a person. Falling in love is thought to be the culmination of love. Yet, love is only meaningful and lasting when a person chooses to love responsibly and welcomes the opportunity to allow love to grow and deepen with time. Today I will love myself by genuinely caring for my own well-being. I will choose to love those people who deserve my love and respect its strength and power. Page 41 FEBRUARY 10 Letting Go Today I am learning to surrender.

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