The Inner Child Healing Journey
At the beginning of the path when you are trying to bring to light
The reason for the darkness, for there have been days where you didn’t have the fight
It was easier to just hide away, hide from everything in sight
To withdraw and wait for a day to turn in to night.
When you first close your eyes and see the little you, are you feeling sad?
Will you even look at you or even take your hand
Or do you hang your head and walk away, too filled with shame and bad.
Does your inner child stay mute, for they fear what would be heard
You scream instead, but in the darkness, you can’t hear a sound
For the screams are within your head and extremely loud
The scars are buried deep within and are way too far profound.
As you place your hand around your throat and feel full of woe
You wonder why it has been so hard to communicate and just say no
Say no to all the blame, guilt and disrespect
Say no to all those things that you would like to eject
But without all those hardships you would not be who you are today
And without all those battle scars you may simply fade away
Fadeaway without a future
To the other side
The other side that now keeps you here
You’re glad that you’re alive
Alive to see your child and children
Grow up and watch them thrive.
As the inner child healing continues
And you suffer in silence no more
As you realize the power you gain when you open your mouth and talk
When you express how you feel, know who you are doing it for.
Knowing in doing so, you will heal all those generations to come
Help heal everyone around you, then the rest can be undone
Be the one to break the cycle
Be the one to open up the door
Be the one to shout I’m free… I will no longer fall.
Know that it’s not easy to do the shadow work
But it is far too valuable to disregard or for it to irk
For this is where the growth occurs and transformation begins
It is where your new life will start
To recognize it previously never was a sin.
When you look in the mirror now, do you see the little you?
Do you know what it is you need, do you have a clue?
Ask that inner child, what can you do to help?
Help them be the person who they are meant to be
Whilst looking in the mirror repeat what it is you need
I love you now and I will make you proud
I will take good care of you there will never be any doubt
I will comfort and protect you
I will keep all the bad people away
I am here to stay.
You are safe now, safe from harm and hurt
You are the light within me, from which I’ll never part.
When the healing has taken place and love for self has been restored
When acceptance and forgiveness has been surrendered forevermore
When there is allowance for grief and for letting go
May you take the hand of your inner child and guide them safely home
Back into your heart
Where it is that you belong.
The scars have faded and night turns into dawn
The inner child resides inside, now with a cheeky grin
This is the reason the fire burns within you
To see your inner child win
Now it is time to hear your voice and for you to be found
There is a new future for you, there is no doubt.
As you now stare back at you, the soul in the glass
Accepting every part of you and not behind a mask
The inner child looks back, with a great big smile
You wouldn’t think you had been misused, you’ve been at peace now for a while.
That’s the power of healing, it sure is a task, but worth it to feel peace within you, at long last.
-By Maxine Carter