So many of you write to me sharing your✨ aha ✨ moment after looking through inner child inspired posts like this one. 6 years ago I began reflecting on my childhood. Not to blame or shame or hold onto anger, but to be set free.
A lot of caregivers are simply wounded children. This doesn’t excuse their behavior, but hopefully it allows you a break through into your own healing.
We repeat what we don’t repair. I swore I wouldn’t do a number of things my parents did when I became a parent. But let me tell you, that first year of motherhood challenged me haaaaard. I reverted back to what I knew often, which was exactly the things I desperately wanted to avoid as a parent.
What I know now is, I can use my past as a point of reflection. I can bring with me in my parenting what I want + leave the rest. This is what awareness + consciousness gifts us. This is what practice + rewiring is all about.
I have free resources in my bio, including an inner child guide + a breaking free guide if this work interests you. Both I created as tools to digest some larger concepts, and apply everyday. You can actually be the parent you want to be… You don’t have to repeat toxic cycles or be ashamed of yourself any longer— you get to decide. A little daily work can go a long way, I promise. 🤍