One of the victim archetypes that trap us in the past and saps our life energy is the Inner Child. This metaphor for our woundedness dresses up victim consciousness in cute baby clothes, but it does not make it any more acceptable. I’m not talking here about the playful, creative inner child that we all should embrace. No, this whiny brat lives in the back of our mind as the unhappy victim who can be relied on to blame everyone else for our unhappiness.
We’ve all spent plenty of time pandering and appeasing this cranky kid inside. For the sake of our spiritual evolution we must bring the inner brat’s life lovingly to a close. Saying a final good-bye is the only way to fully release ourselves from the victim archetype.
Now, you probably will grieve the loss of your inner child. This little victim has brought you solace and comfort in your pain over the years. While it is okay to grieve, it is time to move on. Radical Forgiveness releases you from any obligation to hold onto this archetype. Holding your inner child only holds you back. You want to move on with your life… and your inner child wants to move on, too!
I propose you hold a funeral and pronounce him or her dead, and I would like to be your funeral director. I think you would benefit greatly from listening to this and other Radical Forgiveness meditations, so, while supplies last, I am making the RF Meditations CD available for you for a limited time at 50% off the original price. Not only will you free yourself with The Wake for the Inner Child, you will also find energy balance with The Rose Meditation, and my wife, JoAnn, will guide you through The ‘Satori’ Grounding Meditation to balance your chakras, a perfect morning meditation for the start of your day.
Say a proper goodbye to your inner child, and let me know how it goes.