Is inner child protection needed?
You started to build a fence or a wall
From the first time you felt your inner child was in danger
You wanted to protect it
Which was a noble thought
But by building your fence
You also shut out the beauty of your inner child
Its vulnerability, spontaneity, love, curiosity
Sometimes when someone or something comes through your wall
It makes you feel. All of these emotions.
But not for long. You work hard to close the wall again.
Since that is what you have promised your inner child: protection
You feel this burden. This responsibility. And although it weighs heavily upon your shoulders,
you keep your promise.
It is hard work though to keep those walls up.
To defend and be alert all the time.
You feel exhausted. You wish you could go back
Being that spontaneous child again
Free, happy, playful
But you have no idea how anymore
So you keep defending your self-built fortress
Until there comes this moment where you are too tired to keep the defense up
Walls start to fall down. Light starts to come in.
When that moment comes.
Feel. Simply feel.
Feel all. Since that is what life is about.
Experiencing all of its forces.
While on the background there is this stillness
The observer of all
An anchor in the midst of chaos
Our inner child is connected to that anchor
You could say it is the doorway to that anchor
A doorway that was blocked by your defense.
But it can be trespassed again, now that you have let go
To find the protection, guidance, love, safety, etc.
You were trying to create your self
Reconnected with this anchor you realize
your inner child was always protected
even when you thought it was not