I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. ~ C.G. Jung The inner child within us represents the unconscious parts of our psyche that carry the patterns and memories of childhood emotional experiences. With an unquenched need to be seen and heard unconditionally, the child develops mental coping strategies and patterns of behavior which serve as shields and safety nets, providing it with a sense of safety and stability when the world feels unsafe and unloving.
The root of all conflict - whether existential, psychological, spiritual, or any other way we examine conflict - is the etheric split from the other. We are in a constant search for that missing other - be it the mother, the lover, the next best job, the coveted material possession, or the union with the divine. The birth of consciousness, of culture, of history is hardwired to seek that which we do not have and for which we yearn. The second a child arrives into this earthly