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Written and narrated by Marie T. Russell.

The inner child sits and waits. It waits patiently for the adult to notice it, to talk to it. It wonders how many more nights, months, or years it must wait. It asks itself: "How can I get her attention? How can I get her to talk to me, to listen to me?"

It thinks back of its past experience with parents and teachers and remembers that many times, to get attention, one had to be 'bad' or naughty. That always got attention. So it wonders... if I am the inner child, how can I be 'bad' or naughty and get the attention of my adult self? The child, trusting her intuition, does what comes up.

The adult finds herself compulsively eating, getting into fits of anger, sadness, and fear. As a rational adult, she cannot see where this behavior is coming from. As a conscious person, she feels that this has to do with some unresolved issues. "What are they? What is the problem here?" she questions.

The child cries out:

"Listen to me! Pay attention to me! I can help you. I have many insights for you, and much joy..."

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Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com

Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay

About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

 

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