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Welcome to this transformative journey of inner child work. In this practice, we will explore your inner child’s needs, emotions, and desires, fostering healing and self-discovery. Take a deep breath, find a comfortable space, and let these journal prompts guide you towards reconnecting with your inner child.

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Questions for Inner Child Work

What does your inner child need from you?

Close your eyes and visualize your inner child standing before you. Ask them, “What do you need from me?” Listen attentively to the response, and jot down any thoughts, feelings, or messages that come through. This exercise will deepen your understanding of your inner child’s emotional needs and help you nurture them.

What are some things you would like to apologize to your inner child for?

Reflect on past experiences where you might have neglected or dismissed your inner child’s emotions or needs. Offer an apology from your present self to your inner child, acknowledging their feelings and letting them know they are valued.

What are some things you would like to tell your inner child to show them that you love them?

Write a heartfelt letter to your inner child expressing love, compassion, and acceptance. Remind them that they are worthy of love and that you are here to protect and support them.

What are some healing affirmations you can say to yourself from the perspective of your inner child?

Craft positive affirmations that align with your inner child’s emotional needs. Repeat these affirmations daily to reprogram any negative self-talk and foster self-love.

What are some fun activities you can do to connect with your inner child?

Think about activities that brought joy and excitement to your inner child. Engage in these activities to awaken your playful and carefree spirit.

What are some things you can do to nurture yourself as if you were your own child?

Consider how you would care for and nurture a young child. Apply these acts of self-compassion to your daily life to cultivate a loving and supportive environment for your inner child.

What are some things you would like to release or let go of that no longer serve you from the perspective of your inner child?

Identify any emotional baggage or negative patterns that you’d like to release. Imagine your inner child shedding these burdens and allow yourself to let go of what no longer serves you.

What are some things you would like to manifest or create in your life from the perspective of your inner child?

Envision a life where your inner child feels fulfilled and happy. Set intentions to manifest these positive changes in your life.

What are some fears or limiting beliefs you have that you would like to heal from the perspective of your inner child?

Explore any fears or beliefs that hold you back. Offer reassurance and support to your inner child as you work to release these limitations.

Take some time to journal or meditate on anything else that comes up for you in relation to your inner child.

Allow your thoughts and emotions to flow freely as you delve deeper into your inner child’s world. Take as much time as you need to explore any other thoughts or emotions that arise.

Inner Child Meditation Exercise: Embracing Your Young Self

Sit comfortably in a quiet space and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths, inhaling positive energy and exhaling any tension.

Imagine yourself walking through a beautiful meadow, surrounded by gentle sunlight and a sense of tranquility. As you continue walking, you see a younger version of yourself playing happily in the distance. Approach your inner child with a warm smile and open arms.

Engage in a heartwarming conversation with your younger self. Ask them about their dreams, fears, and desires. Listen intently to their responses with love and compassion.

Offer words of encouragement and support to your inner child. Let them know that they are worthy of love, acceptance, and happiness. Embrace your inner child tightly, assuring them that they are safe and protected.

As you continue to hold your inner child, visualize a warm, healing light surrounding both of you. Feel the love and compassion emanating from this light, providing comfort and solace.

Take a moment to express gratitude for this precious connection with your inner child. Promise to nurture and cherish this relationship as you move forward in life.

When you feel ready, gently open your eyes, knowing that your inner child is now a cherished part of your journey towards healing and growth.

Remember, this inner child work is an ongoing and transformative process. Return to these journal prompts and meditation exercise whenever you feel the need to reconnect with your authentic self. Embrace your inner child with love and compassion, for they hold the key to unlocking your true potential and leading a fulfilling life.

    Written by Jordan Buchan

    Jordan is the founder of Conscious Cues. Her work is centered around the mind-body connection as it is explored through neuroscience, yoga, meditation, and other healing practices. 

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