3rd January - Terror
My precious inner child is not afraid.
When I was a child, I was terrified of the dark. There were monsters under the bed and in the closet. Burglars might break in at any moment. Night sounds were a cause for alarm, shadows were menacing. So I learned to shut my eyes and go to sleep until morning when the terror would be gone.
Now I know that dark holds no terror but my own fear. Tonight I will make friends with the darkness. I will listen for the night sounds and discover what they really are. That slowly opening door is a tree creaking. I hear the sound of people on night shifts driving their cars to work. I hear babies crying to be held.
As I listen with my new night ears and see with my new night vision, I discover that life continues in the dark as surely as it does in the light and that both together make one whole day.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner