Feeling Self-Love

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I asked my inner critic to go on vacation
and invited my inner child to come out of hiding.
She still doesn’t trust me all the way.
I don’t blame her.
For so long I derived my identity
from a man who was unkind to me;
I tolerated the way he spoke to me,
accepted crumbs of affection,
thought this was the best I could do.
Now I need to build trust in myself,
and demonstrate to this little girl
that I am strong and capable enough
to provide for her,
that I love her,
that I am glad she is here,
and she is the most important person in my life.
Instead of just thinking about self-love,
I am working on feeling it, living it, expressing it.
God, show me how to love and care for myself
the way you love and care for me.

2 responses »

  1. Oh big hugs to your inner girl child too. I’ve let mine down too – and had to earn her trust again – maybe human beings should make play dates for their inner children – perhaps it is a way of healing and wouldn’t that be fun 😊 beautiful post – again 🤗

    • Yes! Make play dates with inner children! They need to know they matter and are worthy of your time and attention. I read the book Inner Bonding by Margaret Paul and she talks all about this kind of work as a pathway to recovery. It’s beautiful and relevant.

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