Our inner child will always be affected by our early experiences. If we’re told we’re useless, we will begin to believe we’re useless, in the same way if we’re not told we’re loved, we will begin to question our ability to love and be loved.
On a subconscious level, our behaviour will affect our relationships. We don’t just wake up one day and tell ourselves we’re going to be angry. Years of seeing other people’s bad behaviour, will get stored in our subconscious and will play out through our conscious.
When we come to understand other people’s behaviour, we will see that the pain we’re carrying is not our pain to carry. The pain we feel is because of the way others have behaved with us. It’s called guilt and it’s someone else’s guilt.
As we begin to correct our past, the void once left inside of us, will slowly begin to be filled with compassion, love and understanding that we can emulate those things.
Only then, will we begin to see that our inner child is special that our inner child is loved and that our inner child is capable of love. As we begin to love our inner child, we will begin to love ourselves.
When we give hope back to our inner child we give hope to ourselves for a better future.