18th March - TWO-YEAR-OLD
My inner child is the source of my vitality.
I will let my energy flourish today. I will pay attention to what I am feeling and express it.
The two-year-old within me needs to release emotions. This precious child had to curb all her vitality to be safe,. Expressing anger, defiance or fear was often dangerous. All too often I had to hide from mother's disapproving eyes or father's violence. I thought if I really let my feelings show, my parents would leave and I would be alone.
Today my two-year-old is present and very much alive and I will love her the way she needs to be loved. This means that I can own my defiance and my stubbornness and not shame her. I will allow my inner child to heal by allowing myself to disagree with others. If I am in a dependent relationship, it is my two-year-old who will help me to separate. When I am taking a stand or stating a position, it is my precious little one who will give me the fuel to do it.
"Daily Affirmations for the Inner Child" by Rokelle Lerner (1990) p.77