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Dear people,


I've already written some Inner Child Energy Affirmations, have a Creating Joy: Inner Child video and spoken about Inner Child Work in my Dutch Column, but today I'm writing about it again. That's because I find Inner Child work so important. When our Inner Child doesn't get what it needs, we either have childish tantrums and self sabotage or feelings of depression and meaninglessness. Play is so important. So, today, let's do some Inner Child work!

Inner Child


What is our Inner Child? Spiritually speaking, a lot of people believe that we have this Archetype or part of us that needs nurturing, safety, time, energy and attention. If we had a rough childhood, our Inner Child often has a lot of needs that have been neglected. Giving ourselves what we need, heals in deep ways, that help us find a better balance.

Yet even people who have had great childhoods have an Inner Child who has needs. I am on the side of C.S. Lewis who said: "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." We all need wonder, amazement, innocence, creativity, passion, trust and play just like we did in our childhood. 


Why do Inner Child Work

For one: it's nice to be balanced. Secondly, it's wonderful to have that inner child energy running through your life. And last, but not least, most humans have a tendency to take things too seriously, to get stuck in to-do lists and forget the meaning of life. 

Allow this youthful energy in your life revitalizes you and allows you to connect to yourself in a deeper way. And you can connect with people of all ages. A lot of energy healers have a youthful demeanor and/or youthful energy. It's because they are able to connect to this energy.


Doing Inner Child work also helps greatly to reduce our childish behaviors: tantrums, anger, unable to say sorry, unable to admit faults or  mistakes, rebelling, you first mentality or quid pro quo mentality. This behavior sabotages our adult connection. What we are willing to accept from children of teenagers, we won't accept from adults. 


When we are harmed in our childhoods, we sometimes stay stuck in childish behaviors. Or if we feel harmed in the same way again, we return back to that childhood state. Sometimes people are aware of the fact that they are acting like a 3, 5 or 12 year old. Sometimes it's a subconscious response. Yet in both cases doing Inner Child work will help heal us.

Inner child work ideas:

While it's nice to spend 15 minutes in meditation/manifestation or visualization, sometimes it's much simpler to reconnect to our Inner Child and access this energy within us. 


So here is a small list of idea's:

  • Take the time to play (with childhood toys, with something you never got in childhood, but still long for)
  • Take the time to connect to nature or animals with the wonder of a child
  • Take the time to return to childhood hobby's or activities! Enjoy those nerf guns or that swing.
  • Eat childhood favorites
  • Have breakfast for dinner or eat your dessert first  
  • Go to bed late 
  • Have a pillow fort or sleep over
  • Watch TV from your childhood
  • Give your Inner Child room to tell you what it needs/wants


 Inner child work exercise:


  • Take around 10-20 minutes for this exercise
  • Make sure you are comfortable and can't be disturbed by your phone etc.
  • Close your eyes
  • Imagine yourself as a child
  • Allow that child to be the age that is necessary for your healing - baby, toddler, child, tween, teenager etc.
  • Simply hug that part of yourself and give it your love
  • Tell that part you are proud
  • Ask what this part of you needs from you
  • Listen carefully
  • Discuss if you can give that at this moment or at a later time
  • Allow the Inner Child energy to revitalize you
  • Say goodbye
  • Gently open your eyes, drink a bit of water and do some grounding 
  • Do what you promised or plan to do it in the agreed upon timeframe


If you want to share your experience with inner child work or my exercises, you can email me, post a comment here on the blog or send me a message on the Facebook Fan Page or on Instagram.  Or post a comment below the YouTube video's: Creating Joy: Inner Child video or Inner Child Work in my Dutch Column.


Dear People,

Life can really empty us out. Responsibilities, stress, drama, ups and downs of life can be challenging in so many ways. What better way to deal with life then do some nice affirmations now and again to recharge. It's not only important to recharge when we are empty - we need to recharge every day. You wouldn't let your phone empty out completely right? When you notice it's running low - you take action. The same should be done for humans, so it's time to recharge with some with some affirmations today.

I write my affirmations in different levels so you can see what resonates with you and what you want to work on. You might start with a lower level that resonates and then move your way up. 
Help yourself recharge by listening to the 5 minute Recharging Manifestation Meditation on my YouTube Channel.

Pick and choose what works for you and affirm away (I recommend three times a day if you can manage it).

I recharge my energy
I easily recharge my energy
I easily recharge my energy every day
My energy naturally recharges
My energy naturally recharges at night
My energy naturally recharges during the day
My energy naturally recharge when I sleep
My energy naturally recharges when I eat
My energy naturally recharges when I drink

I recharge my body
I recharge my mind
I recharge my heart
I recharge my spirit
I recharge myself

I recharge my energy body
I recharge my energy levels
I recharge my vitality

I recharge my passion
I recharge my motivation
I recharge my career
I recharge my soul mission/soul path
I recharge my intuition
I recharge my life 

I recharge my connection with my partner
I recharge my connection with my kids
I recharge my connection with my friends
I recharge my connection with my family
I recharge my connection with society
I recharge my connection with the world
I recharge my connection with the earth

I recharge the earth
I recharge the world
Have an affirmation you want to share? Don't hesitate to post it in a comment on the blog or on the Facebook Fan Page or watch the past Instagram Live about affirmations. You can also share your affirmation stories in the practice or by e-mail.