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)
  • LAUGH
  • 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! 

One Foot in Each World

Greatest Lesson Number 3 from the Abraham Hicks Workshop. If you've read the last few blogs I've written and you still don't know about the Law of Attraction, please please please go to abraham-hicks.com . There is so much to explore and learn about yourself in this process. 

About 2 months ago, I made one of the most challenging and trying decisions of my life, taking my little pinky toe out of the other world, so to speak. Over the past 10 years, owning a healthcare practice, I've found myself resisting both conformity to western standards and alternative healing. 

I deducted rather quickly that western standards and healthcare processes made less and less sense to me and that I found myself adapting to an alternative world. The reality of course, was that the Alternative World was where I felt at home, where I belonged and where I could facilitate the absolute best healing processes for clients and myself. 

There were SHOULDS that kept getting in my way, and often I struggled to navigate through them rather than cutting them loose. I held on to things because it seemed like that was what was supposed to happen. It turns out, there was a lot of unnecessary struggle. 

I started to listen to my Inner Wisdom with greater intent and trust the messages I was receiving. I had weaned off all but 20% of the things in my life that didn't make me happy and didn't make sense to me. I was happy 80% of the time, but I kept receiving messages that there was more for me. 

That last 20% was the most challenging to even consider letting go of, because it wasn't only my life that was impacted but that of children I spent 8 years assisting. Assisting them had become a battle of politics, finances and ego and I felt no longer able to freely serve and I wasn't receiving my worth energetically. 

About 10 days prior to being at the workshop, I made the final decision to take back the 20%. I never had a moment of regret, but when I heard Abraham through Ester say "You cannot have one foot in each world!" I knew that my decision was more than just a shift for me, it meant a shift for everyone around me, my family, my colleagues, my clients, and all of their circles. I realized how much this 20% really meant and how it absolutely didn't make sense to keep that pinky toe in the other world any longer because it was not inline with my soul purpose or where the divine guidance was leading me.