Our card for today, Monday, March 31st, is taken from the Angel Tarot Cards – Six of Water – “Memories from your history or childhood. Issues regarding children. Romanticizing the past.”
The Suit of Water represents the depth of our emotions, it’s where we fall in love, nurture our children, and open our hearts to deep feelings. Water also represents love, romance, relationships, family, dreams, and desires. (Angel Tarot Cards guidebook)
The number 6 represents: “Don’t worry or obsess about material items, including money. Worry lowers the effectiveness of your prayers. Fortunately, the angels can answer your prayers if you ask them to.” (Angel Numbers 101)
As we move forward on the ascension path, we are continuing to heal any old wounds from our past. A lot of what we carry around with us, events or experiences that trigger strong emotions within us, are childhood memories and, most of all, childhood traumas. Whether we felt loved and safe, or abused and abandoned, affects how we feel about ourselves and our relationships with others, especially our most intimate relationships.
Now it is important to remember here that when we were children, everything that happened to us took on huge proportions. Everything and everyone seemed larger than life. Remember how big those close to us seemed when we were small ourselves? And then as we grew up we realized that they weren’t so big after all. It was a matter of perspective.
The same thing applies to things that happened to us or around us when we were small, those things seemed larger than life too. But again it was still a matter of perspective. However as we grew up and realized that the people around us were not as big as we originally thought, the events and experiences we were faced with during that same time didn’t necessarily become less as we grew up. We carry those same perceived hurts and the emotions we felt about them around with us as if they still hold the same sway over us.
This is our inner child we are talking about here, and we all have one. This child still fears being alone or abandoned, this child still fears being abused or hurt by the people he/she loves and trusts. It is this inner child that needs to be loved and healed of the past because until that happens we will continue to enter into relationships and situations with the same perspective we had when we were little. That child needs to know that she/he is not alone and we do care what he/she thinks or feels.
Here are a couple of quotes that speak to this need to heal our inner child:
“It is through healing our inner child, our inner children, by grieving the wounds that we suffered, that we can change our behavior patterns and clear our emotional process. We can release the grief with its pent-up rage, shame, terror, and pain from those feeling places which exist within us.”
“Because of our broken hearts, our emotional wounds, and our scrambled minds, our subconscious programming, what the disease of Codependence causes us to do is abandon ourselves. It causes the abandonment of self, the abandonment of our own inner child – and that inner child is the gateway to our channel to the Higher Self.
“The one who betrayed us and abandoned and abused us the most was ourselves. That is how the emotional defense system that is Codependence works. The battle cry of Codependence is “I’ll show you – I’ll get me.””
“We need to rescue and nurture and Love our inner children – and STOP them from controlling our lives. STOP them from driving the bus! Children are not supposed to drive, they are not supposed to be in control.
“And they are not supposed to be abused and abandoned. We have been doing it backwards. We abandoned and abused our inner children. Locked them in a dark place within us. And at the same time let the children drive the bus – let the children’s wounds dictate our lives.”
“It is necessary to own and honor the child who we were in order to Love the person we are. And the only way to do that is to own that child’s experiences, honor that child’s feelings, and release the emotional grief energy that we are still carrying around.”
(Quotes are from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney)
There are many great websites and books out there with information on healing our inner child. We have to be able to heal and release the past in order to move forward.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ AuroraLightStar
Artwork taken from the Angel Tarot Cards, Six of Water, artist: Steve A. Roberts