“Realize that each and every individual, no matter what circumstances, has a part of themselves, a small portion of themselves, that still sees itself as a child.
It isn’t a denigration of your adult self to acknowledge that there is a child part inside of you that likes to come out every now and again and manifest itself. However, given that, the child part does like to play, we agree, but the child part also has its own belief structures and psychologies surrounding it, doesn’t it?
For example, it will only play under certain circumstances because it sees those as safe, you see?
So the key here is to realize that the inner child – that child part inside of you, call it the ‘inner child’ – that is still in existence, that still likes to come out and play every now and again, also has a psychology and belief structure around it that defines actions and choices you make often times.
A lot of your fears, for example, come from your inner child because you see circumstances based on your present environment and they are judged by the inner child, for that is the part that a lot of people work from.
Not everyone has grown completely into an adult. In fact, virtually the whole population, all of the individuals, all of humanity on the planet Earth to one degree or another, has an inner child part inside of them.
Sometimes it is a rather humorous, playful part. A lot of times it is a part that filters the choices and actions taken in such a way as to cause self harm. Not always, but a lot of times.
An example of this is if you were to take a child and put them in front of a group of people who are yelling and screaming at them. The child would retreat in fear for after all, these are all adults screaming at them.
But take an individual who is an adult, who is owning their adulthood, and put them in the same group of individuals, and they would quite simply tell all of those individuals to stop screaming. They would deal with it differently.
The child would retreat, the adult would stand its ground.
So if you find yourselves in a circumstance where you yourselves recognize a fear, it is of benefit to examine, does this fear have anything to do with that small, child part inside of you that still exists?
Most individuals don’t realize how strong this child part is. The child part is very much at play in most individuals to such a degree in fact that it filters at least 60 to 70 percent of everything that they do. In some cases, for some individuals, almost up to 90 percent.
So the resultant is you find yourselves looking to understand, explore, discover who you are but if there is a willingness to deny, ignore, denigrate the inner child, then what happens is you miss a good portion of yourselves, don’t you?”
– The Wonders
Excerpt from Exploring The Inner Child – Part 1. Listen to the full recording here.