14th January - Resourceful
I am resourceful in helping my inner child.
Children enjoy both receiving and giving help. A young child will ask anyone - a parent, a stranger, the governor of the state - to help them fasten a difficult zipper or buckle. A young child will also eagerly offer to help a parent wash the dishes.
While growing up, I received mixed message from my parents, "You can ask for help but don't disturb me". I felt shame for having need and I learned that there were strings attached for any assistance given to me. As a result, I learned to silence my requests for help.
Today I welcome the requests of my inner child. I respond with attentiveness and resourcefulness. I am able to ask for help when I need it and I respond to others' needs out of free choice rather than guilt. As my ability to give and receive becomes healthier, I am able to attend to my inner child.
"Affirmations for the Inner Child" by Rokelle Lerner - 1990, p.14