Today I discern between fantasy and reality.
As a child, I tried to understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Unfortunately, my parents were addicted and could not help me.
I can still feel the terror that stemmed from my belief that I was the cause of awful events!
Was I really bad enough to cause Mom’s drinking? Did I cause my dad to get sick?
Deep within I have a three-year-old who questions cause and effect. As I let this child surface, I can visualize that little face with eyes filled with shame and confusion.
Today I will use my adult self to alleviate the anxiety that has plagued me and clear up my three-year-old’s misconceptions. I will remind myself that children are at the mercy of the adults around them. A sense of well-being pervades my consciousness today as I replae magical thinking with a healthy reality.
Affirmations for the Inner Child