Awaken Your Inner Wild Child

There's a part of us that will always be the child within. The spirit of us that is doing exactly what we want, exactly when we want to. This part of us knows no rules, stays in the present and truly has fun living this life.

Somehow, as we develop responsibilities and face the "rules" that society puts upon us and we adopt as our own, we stop listening to this childish innocence that really just wants to play. When it comes down to it, 

What's wrong with playing as adults?

I used this term "wild" on purpose. Wild refers to something not domesticated, not subject to restraint and indicative of strong nature, passion and emotion. After chatting with several amazing friends about this topic, I am realizing more and more the healing benefits of activating our inner wild child. I'm not saying go do something illegal, but I am saying do something that makes you feel FREE! Something that is inline with your nature, passion and emotion. 

Let your inner child speak to you.

Simply quiet your mind and talk with the spirit of that child. What is he/she craving right now? What would he/she be doing? 

Make the time to embrace the requests of the wild child within.

Maybe after work, on your lunch break or after dinner, you choose to let the child in you OUT and exposed to the world. 

Go do it!

Seriously follow through with the impulse. It doesn't have to be anything grand, most things children enjoy most are not. Don't you remember being just as fascinated by playing with pots and pans as toys?

Here are my favorite ways to AWAKEN MY INNER CHILD:

  • blow bubbles during lunch
  • light sparklers at dark
  • pick flowers and gift them to someone
  • make castles in the sand
  • doodle anytime, anywhere
  • play games - board games, card games, outdoor tag games
  • chase your partner (seriously, P and I do this all the time, it usually ends in major hugs and laughter)
  • color, paint, create art - the end product doesn't matter, but the fun of creation sure does
  • dance, anywhere, anytime
  • play, really play with your pets, be fascinated
  • look for fireflies 
  • play your favorite song and sing it at the top of your lungs
  • stomp in puddles when the rain falls
  • make shadow puppets
  • play in the snow

I'd love to hear the ways you awaken your inner wild child! 

Stomping in the snow with a heart shaped balloon is exactly what my inner wild child was begging me for on this cold winter day, so I embraced it! 

Stomping in the snow with a heart shaped balloon is exactly what my inner wild child was begging me for on this cold winter day, so I embraced it! 

Lean In, Be Empowered

For most of my life, I have been an extremely independent person. I found myself thinking of myself separately from the world, trying to exist and trying to flourish AGAINST everything else.  


I realize now that what I was feeling had nothing to do with anyone else or the world, put simply, it was my own resistance to myself. Seriously, the only thing in my way from feeling connected was ME. Why? Because I decided at some point that I was separate and that I had to achieve, experience, and be on my own. 

I could spend days writing about the course of events that led me to believe this was true, but it's not nearly as important as discovering when it is that

you are standing in your own way!

Tragic loss is what allowed me to soften and lean in. There was no choice, I had to let go of my ego in order to survive. I needed people and they were beyond amazing. They offered unconditional love, they were nonjudgmental, they were supportive and they helped me to feel safe.

As it turns out, people are willing to be there for you in extraordinary ways, all the time!

Letting people in isn't an indicator of weakness, it's being part of a community. Leaning into that community when you need to and providing support when others need it. We are all different and in physical form, we are separate beings with unique gifts and talents. Letting go of our ego and choosing to lean in, empowers us in a tremendous way as we work together in collaboration and growth.

Being empowered is a healthy choice.

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I've had the pleasure of collaborating with these two special ladies for a few months in our Mastermind group. The cool thing about this group is that we made a conscious choice to hold each other in the most beautiful light and support each other as our businesses grow. As it turns out, our Mastermind has become a network of boundless friendship, love, energy, respect and support in every way. 

Rather than being afraid to ask others for help, I now relish in the support networks that have always existed around me and am open to new opportunities of support.

Wouldn't it feel good to lean in and be empowered?

I challenge you this week to look at those vulnerable parts of yourself where you hold resistance and ask yourself if there is some way you could be supported by someone. And when that person shows up, lean in!