chrysoprase healing inner childChrysoprase helps heal your inner child, releasing emotions locked in since childhood.  This gemstone energizes the heart and sacral chakras which help promote love and truth.  Chrysoprase also promotes hope and gives personal insights.  It is recommended to carry Chrysoprase for long periods of time while connecting and working with your inner child.   John Bradshaw writes in his book “Home Coming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child”, the process of healing your wounded inner child is one of grief and it involves these seven steps:  Trust, Validation, Shock, Anger, Sadness, Remorse, and Loneliness.

 

workingwithyourinnerchild

Along with the Chrysoprase it is best to do MORE.  I am listing some messages you can share with your inner child.  Hopefully you will experience healing for your adult and your inner child.  Messages:  “You are in a safe place, you can feel whatever you need to feel.  You are loved, honored, respected, and supported.  When you are ready you can begin to let go of some of the burdens, the pain, and those secret feelings.   I will give you the time you need to trust me and to trust the adult you have become.”

 

luciacapacchinephdpowerofyourotherhand

 

I have read many books that have been inspirational, however, Lucia Capacchine, Ph.D.’s book, The Power of Your Other Hand and the Art of Emotional Healing, was probably one of the most healing.   On June 6, 2002, I decided to deal with one of my fears – journaling.  I have never been fond of my handwriting and I am not the greatest with spelling.  What I do love is children’s art and their whimsical writing, so what the author was recommending sounded fun.  What I wasn’t prepared for is how this exercise brought out so much stuffed and buried emotions and for the first time put me in touch with my inner child.

 

writingfromthenondominanthand

Here is the basic premise of the exercise, first you will need the following materials:  2 different colored pens or pencils, assortment of 8-12 colored felt pens and a sketchbook 8 1/2 x 11 or larger.  I found the larger worked best for me.  The author will have some suggested questions that might work with some the emotional issues you are personally wanting to work on.  Your journaling starts by writing down a question with your dominant hand then responding by writing and or drawing with your non-dominant hand.  The result of this exercise is absolutely astonishing.  (Picture from author’s illustrations).

innerchildessentialoil

 

I have found the following essential oil very important when working with women that have been abused as a child.  The following has been written about this product:

“Inner Child™  Essential Oil opens the pathway to connecting with the inner self that may have been damaged through childhood misuse or abuse.  When children have been abused they become disconnected from their natural identity or inner child.  This causes confusion and can contribute to undesirable personality traits.  The sweet fragrance of this blend may stimulate memory response and help reconnect with the authentic self, which is one of the first steps toward finding emotional balance.”