Soothing Our Inner Child and Setting Ourselves Free

Sifting through our buried emotions reminds me of coming upon these bones on a trial in Southern India so long ago. We are asked to reclaim our feelings just as our mother reclaims our bones, freeing all for new growth.

Sifting through our buried emotions reminds me of coming upon these bones on a trial in Southern India so long ago. We are asked to reclaim our feelings just as our mother reclaims our bones, freeing all for new growth.

I awoke from a dream where one of my children was crying in distress. My heart is still feeling this as I tune into the earth in these quiet pre-dawn hours. There are many souls in distress as we move more fully into the light. My mother’s heart wishes to enfold all, as I echo our Mother Earth’s heart that holds us all with such love. I hear her intone the age old mother’s sound, “Hush, hush now my child.” Soothing us, as I did my babes, with a hand caressing our brows. February began with that energy for me, a hush from the earth. We are in need of this soothing touch as the love streaming into our planet is touching each of us in such personal ways. Any wall that we had erected about our heart, as a form of defense, is being melted away. Indeed, the light is piercing inward to all the closets and drawers where we stored feelings that we did not know how to handle. It is as if a mighty wind has blown through and we are left with all our belongings tossed on the curb, for all to see. Distress is indeed present as we attempt to gather the feelings up and stuff them back in drawers. But the winds of love have done their job well as the drawers and closets are damaged beyond repair. There is nowhere to hide these feelings, no place to stuff them safely away. Each feeling must be picked up and addressed, one by one. There is no other way. You may believe otherwise and take off running down the road, only to discover all your baggage following you. You may try to throw it on your neighbor’s pile, thinking no one would notice, but it all comes back to land in front of you, once again. You may stand and shout, “This is not mine!” But it all carries your identifying signature. There is no escaping it. Embarrassment, worry, fear, panic, rage, anxiety…..all may arise in response to all these unfelt feelings. Many are sitting on the curb, wailing their laments. Others are begging for help, which is a wonderful first step as our angelic team awaits our call in order to step in. The process must begin and no one can do it for us.  It takes our commitment and love to release the stored energy. All of it wishes to be freed back to the reality of love that it truly is. All of our feelings arose to assist us in our growth. We were misled, taught to store feelings that felt too powerful, too awful, too raw, into our beautiful  bodies. We were taught to erect a shell about our heart in order to be safe. We were taught that we were not strong enough nor good enough to face the world straight on.

We are strong enough. We are good enough. Say that out loud to yourself a few times: I am good enough. I am good enough. I am good enough. How does that feel? Do you believe yourself? Hold that thought and pick up the first feeling in the pile you see lying in front of you. Oh my, it is from my twenty- two year old self, who has just listened to her mother screaming; “Who do you think you are? You will never get that knight in shining armor you seem to think is coming!” Breathing it in, recalling my mother’s pain when I refused a marriage proposal. Oh, this was about her desires and disappointments, not mine. I let the feelings go through, compassion arose, for all her dreams that had not come true. A smile burst forth in my being, I AM going to be met in love. It has not happened yet, but the knowing of its arrival is strong in me. I am worth dreaming big for, I am going for the gold in love. With that, the feeling of pain disappeared. One down, what is next? Oh, this is my three year old self who realizes that she is not to play, but rather be responsible for her siblings. I feel the pressure to keep them safe from the angry adults but am so small myself. I hold her and tell her that I will watch out for the others and she can scamper off to play. She can be the child.

The lightness we feel when we allow our inner light to shine!

The lightness we feel when we allow our inner light to shine!

One by one, we are the adults who can now clear up all this debris. It is possible to have fully open, spacious hearts, allowing each moment a wide field of love in which to unfold. We can choose to feel every now moment completely. If pain arises, I can sit as witness to that pain. I can open my heart field of peace and allow it to be enfolded. There is nothing to fear. This field of love can handle guilt, shame, sorrow, grief…….all of it can be projected onto its screen and viewed as the cry for love that it is. We can sit back and watch it and let it go, ready to view the next scene. We do not have to replay a scene over and over. That is the old way and it got us nowhere. By being the viewer, the observer, we allow the scenes to come and to go. This pile of unresolved feelings begins to disappear. Our hearts grow lighter and we move with new freedom in our bodies. Massage and other body work can be helpful to dislodge deeply embedded emotions. I have sobbed on a yoga mat as a movement released some feeling as well as on a massage table. A loving voice of a friend,  can provide a release as can a piece of music. There are so many avenues open to us to welcome these feelings in and allow them to release back to the love. Acknowledgment from another, validating what you experienced, can be liberating but is not always available. I did not have that opportunity with my parents but give it freely to my children, apologizing for harmful behavior that my awareness now allows. I give it freely to myself, playing the parental role.

We are only as conscious in the moment, as we are. This thought can bring freedom as we let others off the hook, knowing that they did the best that they could at the time. That thought has helped me through many a dark night. The majority of humans want to be good, do good, bring good to others. They give as much as their woundedness allows. We are poised to create a new earth, we need to bring our wholeness to the task. That means we must take the hand of our inner child, soothe them and strengthen them so that our actions reflect our inner field of peace, acceptance, and love. So, pop a batch of popcorn, sit on the sofa and begin the viewing of all that is ready to depart. See it, feel it, love it and release it. Consider it your earthwork, recycling heaviness into light. Our mother will be smiling at you with such love and gratitude.


6 thoughts on “Soothing Our Inner Child and Setting Ourselves Free

  1. I am in Awe and Wonder at the synchroncities I am seeing unfolding and the Unity Consciousness effortlessly emerging. I read these Words of Love and within moments, I heard my husband, my former number one assignment, say to me, “I had so many nightmares last night and I feel like I have no place to run, coming to a dead end.” I responded, “This is exactly where you need to be, for it is the Energy that is pushing you to face yourself.”

    That went over like a lead balloon. Fear raised its head, and a resistance (again) to Truth expanded outward. No, not this time, you will not touch me, Fear.

    I went into my kitchen, with tears of Compassion shining in my eyes, speaking to Source and asking that this man be taken to a place where Gentle Ministers will help him put his Soul back together. What I came to do is finished. My heart is at peace knowing All is Well, All is Perfect. Many this week will choose to jump the chasm of resistance to Love. Many will not choose to jump and stay with resistance. I AM Mercy.

    Thank you, Linda Love, for your Gift of Writing and Knowing that you so freely share with us. Many Blessings to you on this Momentous Day.

    • Dear Amy,
      Oh, your compassionate heart. I do feel that many will make the leap into love, knowing that we cannot rescue another, cannot do the work for them. Trusting all to their own mighty I AM, knowing that they are cared for as are we. That their souls know what they are about and there comes a time when each must face it alone. I ask that blessing for all souls broken by this life, who are searching for love. I ask the angels to help each awaken to their own beauty. I also have learned to honor the holiness of each one’s path. It is not ours to decide for another, rather to walk our path in truth and love.
      My heart is with yours, celebrating this step, this release and allowing of the winds to move you forward on your path of light.
      With tender love,

      • Thank you, thank you for these words that pour solace over my Soul. Saying goodbye to “old” steadily in little steps over the years, now today the one last leap. Unknown, frightening, yet exhilarating, knowing I am my own freedom, and that nothing or no one, shall stop me. Stillness, a freshness, a newness.
        I AM Love, Peace, Joy. I AM Freedom. I surrender my spirit to All That Is and trust the River of Essence Elixer that flows through me, shall take me to My Authentic Self.

  2. As always, the right thought, person, or experience is put in my path at exactly the right moment. I am on a journey or purging my home,life and being of excess,unnecessary,negative,toxic,destructive,distracting and ultimately defeating forces. My quest is towards integrity,authenticity,simplicity,and harmonious interconnectedness. There is much more to the story,and it is a process involving learning,letting go,new habits,introspection,exploration,reimagining,reenvisioning,trust and Faith. Searching for clarity,discernment, walking forward, one step at a time,one moment at a time, listening for words, watching for signs,seeking cues, clues, hints as to who I am to designed to be and what path I am to pursue. Deliberate action,mindfulness, stillness, proceeding ‘as if’,casting off fears,shedding layers of old misperceptions, laying down new bold tracks of definitive I AM proclamations, I claim my truths, and choose the Good for myself, my family,my community and our world. No more hiding, stuffing, burying the head,falling prey to the dark or debilitating, Forward,with confidence,conviction,determination,joy,gratitude and a mission, a hunger, a passion for purposeful relationships,through which we become stronger,through which we can create, create more Good and share the Good,to heal those around us, to heal the world, lift it up, celebrate the possibilities. Thank you for all that YOU share, your words and thoughts have touched me more than you could ever know. Hope to learn more and share more together~ Thank you deeply,

    • Dear Lori,
      You are so welcome.
      I love you!! Your words are full of power and truth and I feel your heart as if you were sitting next to me. Wow! I am so proud of you! I am so grateful for the authentic way you are choosing to show up in your life. I am so with you in this hunger and passion for life!! We have lived on a diet of dry toast for too long. We are ready for richness and depth and soul filled connections. I am moving more fully into this every day and I feel you beside me.
      I embrace your mighty heart in a hug of love.

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