Who is the Inner Child? The Inner Child is the the younger version of yourself.
She or he could be any age while you were growing up until the present moment. As a person sensitive to energy, an empath, as a Lightworker, as an Indigo/Crystal Child, it is important for you to connect with and love your Inner Child as often as you can. Especially when you have been triggered.
A trigger can come suddenly when you have something within yourself that hasn't been resolved yet. This story is still in your body and it wants to be seen so badly! It might be repressed or suppressed memory that was shoved away or you said "I'll deal with this later." It wants to be seen so it can finally be released from your body. What does this mean when this story is released from your body? Freedom within. Peace within.
Sometimes a trigger can be so intense that you lash out in very low-vibrational ways (fear, anger, shame, depression). When this happens, it's so extremely important not to shame yourself for it, but rather love yourself even more and perhaps to find that Inner Child within that needs love the most.
Here is a healing meditation that I do when I feel my childhood trauma is presenting itself by a trigger. I make sure to connect with my Inner Child that is begging for love.
CONNECTING WITH YOUR INNER CHILD, SELF-HEALING:
When you are triggered, please excuse yourself if you can and go to a quiet space. Start breathing and feel into your body. FOCUS ON YOUR BODY. How is your body feeling?
Is your heart throbbing? Is your jaw clenching? Do you have a headache? Is your stomach making you queasy? Whatever it might be, focus on it.
When that sensation moves to another part of your body, stay with it and ask yourself, "What are you trying to tell me? What do I need to know from this? What do you want to tell me, body?" And keep breathing and following the sensations in your body and breath until an image, a vision, a lesson in all of this unfolds. It make take some time. It could take a moment or a few days for answers to come. Stay with it. Your Inner Child will present herself/himself.
When she/he does, ask yourself these questions.
What age was she/he?
What was the situation?
What emotions was she/he feeling?
What does she need most right now?
Perhaps you will find that little girl or boy that is so frightened hiding in the corner from someone or something scary. And the current you...you are the HERO!! You are going to swoop that little YOU into your arms and give it the biggest hug in the world. Tell him/her, "I love you so much and I'm here to take you away from this situation. You are safe now. You are LOVED forever." Keep loving your Inner Child until you feel safe in your body.
You can hug her, play with him, tuck her into bed, go watch the sunrise/sunset with him, go to different countries together...anything. Always let him or her know that they are absolutely safe and loved.
You may want to keep revisiting this Inner Child meditation from time to time or until this part of your Inner Child trauma is healed. It can be an intense healing meditation but it is so freeing once this part of yourself is recognized, heard, expressed and released.
This is how to heal yourself!
The energy of love is so beautiful. Keep loving your Inner Child for you will see your life unfold in a most gentle, loving, heart-opening way.