Parenting the Inner Child (err..brat?)
Sammie and Markie 2005
Shayla and Me on Beach  Blessings to You!

I behold the child in you today! Have you seen that precious one in a while? Have you invited him or her out to play? What is the child within you like? Is it a brilliant, obedient child or an unleashed disobedient brat?

If you're like me, that child is a little of both, and regardless of how many "earth years" you have lived, within is an eternal child that needs love, support, fun, and parenting!

What kind of parent are you to your inner child? Want to know more? Read on!
Chris and Rachel on Stairs Deut. 6:6-7
And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart;  and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

 Sam and Me Big Chair Unity Wisdom

"The Will is not to be broken but disciplined. The absolute freedom of the individual must be maintained at all hazards." Charles Fillmore, "Christian Healing"

"It is our will, not God's will that keeps us from enjoying the best in life." Martha Smock, "Listen, Beloved"

Parenting the Inner Child (er...brat?)

Within each of us, are many diverse aspects of our being. Like a many-faceted jewel, they reflect our consciousness and its' current state of development.
One if these is called the "inner child." Other aspects include parent, critic, explorer, etc. Today we are talking about our lower, immature consciousness, our developing awareness, and our potential Mastery.

Our life journey is an evolutionary process, moving from ignorance to Mastery. The Inner Child represents innocence, ignorance, our feelings, our spontaneity, our curiosity. Our Inner Child knows fear, needs love, tenderness, and support and feels helpless without them.  The part of us that feels our emotional pain, anger, rage. The Inner Child sees self at the center of its' universe, unaware of our Oneness.

The "Higher parent" is the gentle center of our inner wisdom and intuitive knowledge. It knows what is best for our Inner Child, protects and its is advocate in the outside world. It is objective and problem solving, acts as a loving guide for our inner child.  Transcendent .. direct channel to our Higher Power."Father/Mother knows best?"

When the "Inner Child" is behaving like a "brat," growth is not possible.  We 'shut down' all the Truth teachings we ever knew.  If you have ever had to deal with what is known as a "spoiled brat," you know what a challenge that can be.  So what do we do?

If you are having an inner-battle going on; making a decision of "this or that," "now or later," etc., chances are the inner child is behaving like a "brat."

The best way to deal with our spiritual spoiled brat, is to re-parent ourselves.   Attaining mastery requires that we gently but firmly direct the lower consciousness.


Parents typically have more knowledge and understanding about what is good for the child, as they have attained wisdom and experience in their life experience. The same thing is true of that part of our own awakened consciousness.


In Unity we say "Life is consciousness." The "conscious" part of your being is the part that knows and understands Spiritual Principle and how the law of Cause and Effect works.


The Inner Parent knows what is necessary to achieve our dreams, to hold a job, maintain a healthy diet, to be financially prudent, have integrity, and live a God-Centered life. 


So, when your "Inner Brat" is acting out, take a deep breath, and turn within to engage the Mastery of the Inner Parent. Then lovingly guide the lower thoughts, feelings and emotions to a still more excellent way!


And can grow up without growing old! RevAli

To Bless

me with marzipan cookies

Today is the start of World Kindness Week!


This is a great time to do something nice for someone.


Here are some ideas to get you started!


Deliver cookies to teachers or co-workers




Distribute lollipops to kids


Offer a couple of hours of free babysitting


Surprise someone with a casserole for supper


Buy a stranger a free pizza


Pay a compliment at least once a day


Smile at everyone you see...whether they smile back or not!


Write notes of appreciation


Send a treat to day care or Sunday School


Do something nice for your neighbor or landlord




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Rev. Alicia-Leslie