Each of us are devine carriers of the universal spark of life. We are beings of light. Our nature is to be passionate, creative, and connected.
These qualities may manifest in any number of ways. We might be quietly passionate about providing aid to those in need, or explosively passionate about sharing knowledge. Creativity does not end at an easel; we might be wildly creative in fields of science and mathematics by allowing ourselves to explore beyond currently held theories. We may connect deeply with the world around us in a number of ways - with nature, people, animals, spiritual beings, and subtle energies.
The common thread in all this beautiful variation is that when we tap into our true nature we let that light shine brightly. We allow ourselves to be seen, heard, and known. We proudly take up space, because we are happy to share our light. Claiming your birthright to be uniquely yourself feels amazing.
Alas, on our journey, sometimes we feel the need to hide our light. To dim that brilliance. This often happens as a result of a trauma, as a way to protect ourselves, and it too can take many forms. Oftentimes the things we notice as adults have their beginnings in our childhood.
As children, we are as close to pure and loving beings as we can be in this life. We are open-hearted vessels, exploring and learning about the world we were born into. At a young age, many of us encounter cruelty, neglect, and abuse. These things may be done do us, or we may be witnesses of it. In either case, these early experiences of how the world operates can negatively impact how we interact with the world and keep us from shining true.
These types of injuries are innumerable, and can come from schoolmates, family members, trusted adults, educators, or strangers. For instance, if one sees a parent “walking on eggshells” around a spouse who is prone to outburts, they may react by modeling their behavior on either parent as a means to protect themselves from being hurt. Left alone, this can perpetuate a cycle of unhealthy relationships as an adult.
Last year, I became aware of a tendency toward self-sabotage. I noticed a pattern in my life that when things began to start flowing nicely, that I would abandon the project, change direction, or procrastinate until it became less than what it could have been. Why? My inner child learned at an early age, due to some unkind classmates, that shining got me punished socially. I learned to be more reserved and to temper my brilliance. I was afraid to shine, and after a while I forgot why.
Inner child work (like Time Line Therapy) has deeply powerful healing abilities, as it allows us to connect to the part of ourselves that experienced that initial hurt. It allows us to show gratitude to ourselves for doing the best we were able with what we had available to us, and to choose more healthy and effective ways to do so going forward. The beautiful thing, is that you don’t even have to know what the originating experience was - your subconscious will take you exactly where you need to go.
Healing my inner child allowed me to turn the lights back on in my darkened theater, and to take center stage with confidence. I am now more self-assured in my interactions with others, and in my work. This can happen for you too.
If you feel that your light has been dimmed, or that you have experienced something that you no longer wish to have a hold on you, please feel free to reach out and book a session with me.
The time to heal your heart is now.
Holly Hart is a hypnotherapist & emotional wellness coach based in San Diego who conducts energy healing, hypnotherapy, and past-life journeying services.