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Steps to Freedom - Reflections of A Little Girl Liberated

One time during my stint in therapy recently, there was a box full of toys for the kids that went there could take. I had a therapist who specialized in play therapy with children, so it was a god-send to have her. I saw a purple teddy bear and took it without thinking. I thought it would be for my ex’s daughter, but before it got that far, I named the bear Bunny and gave it to my inner little girl. It was the first time I gave her a gift.

She wants a white dress. She’s always believed white was a bad color for her because she couldn’t keep it clean. Because she was a white cloth with a black stain on it that she could never get rid of. These days she wants a white dress because we’ve both agreed that we are pure and untainted.

Gifts for our inner child are so important. They make our progress tangible.

In therapy, I asked my therapist for a paper and crayons, and I drew how I felt about being a little girl and drew my “wall of wounding" or rather, all the things that kept me from seeing myself as a good person. To make it visual made it so real for me. My little girl felt heard.

My little girl wants to paint something. I already have a painting on my dresser that I made a few weeks ago. That same weekend that I made a painting, I was told that I have a beautiful singing voice. I love singing. I never thought I was a talented singer. I just sing because it makes me feel free.

I was requested to sing for the better part of the night, and given pen and paper to write a song. I did write a verse and chorus, and this freedom of expression, of being fully myself and integrating my little girl into my grown woman becoming a wise woman is opening up my voice and creativity. My ability to be. My capacity to feel joy, to try new things, to live my life outside these memories that are fading fast as my reality turns up roses.

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olutosin's picture

Giant Stride

I love you my darling sister, sail well, its a great journey towards healing and perfection

All my love across continents to you.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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LatiNegra's picture

thank you so much, for your

thank you so much, for your unwavering love and support. it means the world sister friend!

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

Greengirl's picture

Dear LatiNegra, Mistakes

Dear LatiNegra,

Mistakes already made belong in the past! There always comes a time when one must move on.I am happy that you've found that path and enjoying the process of rediscovering your inner self .

You are beautiful inside-out! Enjoy!

Greengirl

LatiNegra's picture

Thank you Greengirl. It has

Thank you Greengirl. It has been such a beautiful journey and with this community, I find the passion to keep going. Thank you!!!

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

Mukut's picture

Our inner child :)

"Gifts for our inner child are so important "! How lovely is that. Well said my dear. My inner child wants to dance and listen to music whole day! It is so important to not forget this "inner child" of ours and just now and then, try and fulfill their wishes too.

Lovely !

Hugs,

Mukut Ray

LatiNegra's picture

Let her dance! I will dance

Let her dance! I will dance with you sister. Thank you :)

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

Nusrat Ara's picture

You are so right! Keep that

You are so right! Keep that girl happy!

Love

Nusrat

LatiNegra's picture

thank you! that's the goal :)

thank you! that's the goal :)

Ynanna Djehuty
Certified Birth Doula and Writer
Email: ynanna@thesewatersrundeep.com
Website: thesewatersrundeep.com

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