Card: Inner Child – from the Healing with the Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
“Just as you take care of small children by listening to them, playing with them, and hugging them, so does your inner child yearn for nurturing. This card also asks you to have patience with yourself, as you are growing and nurturing at your own pace.”
Message from The Faeries: When was the last time you did something really fun? When was the last time you had a good laugh? When was the last time you did something really nice for yourself? It’s easy to get caught up in daily routines and habitual patterns of the day-to-day stuff that you can easily forget sometimes to have fun along the way.
Yes, there is so much going on in your life right now. Busy, busy and the momentum sometime feels like you can’t stop to smell the roses, but when you get into the habit of neglecting your inner child it will eventually throw a temper tantrum that will cause you stop and pay attention. Instead of forgetting about inner child’s need to be creative, to laugh and to have fun, try to get into the habit of doing something once a day for yourself. Even if you just spend 5 minutes a day with your inner child, you will feel so much more nurtured and satisfied in your life.
We recommend that once a day you sit down for a moment, close your eyes and ask your inner child what it would like to do today. Whatever the first thing that pops into your mind, listen carefully and then follow through with your intentions of taking care of your inner child. Dedicate at least 5 minutes to doing that one thing your inner child wants to do every day.
Maybe your inner child wants to jump and down and cause mayhem. Maybe it wants to draw a picture. Maybe it wants take a little nap with a teddy bear. Maybe it wants you to sing it a lullaby. Perhaps he or she would like to play dress-up.Whatever your inner child wants to do, don’t judge him or her, just listen to it kindly and gently, and then fulfill it’s wishes.
The reason it is so important to listen to your inner child is that is very much a part of yourself, and when you neglect any aspect of you, you are not taking proper care of yourself. To be a whole person requires you to respect and listen to every aspect of yourself. If any of you have spent any time with children, you know then that when a child feels ignored it begins to act out or throw a tantrum. When you ignore your inner child, other parts of you begin to suffer. A child does not feel safe in this world when it’s needs are not being met. How can you feel good in this world if all of your needs are not being met?
We wish all the best for you, always.