Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inner Child Letters Series

I have read two blog articles this week that I want to share with you.  One is from my friend Dan Hays who writes the blog Thoughts Along The Road to Healing.  If you haven't read his blog and you are interested in recovery from abuse, you really should.  He inspires me with the work that he has done and is still doing on himself.  The article of Dan's that I want you to read is called "My Inner Child."  You will find this post at the following link:

http://danlhays.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/my-inner-child-2/

The second blog article was written by Jenny Ann Fraser at her blog arriving at your own door.   The article is called "Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self."  You will find this post at the following link:

http://jennyannfraser.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/letter-to-my-16-year-old-self/

These two posts have inspired me to write my own letter to my inner children.  This will evolve into a series of articles since there is more than one inner child that I want to write a letter to.  Since I first read Dan's "My Inner Child" post this idea has been in the back of my head.  Over the next few weeks, I will post these letters here on my blog.  Let me know what you thought about the above two posts and you can also let Dan and Jenny know what you think by leaving a comment on their blogs.  Hope you are having a glorious day.  The first blog of this series will be written to my three-year-old self.
Patricia

10 comments:

katie said...

Thanks for the links, Patricia. What a good idea. I look forward to this series. Wishing you and your inner children well :)

Patricia Singleton said...

Katie, you are very welcome. Thank you for your well wishes and support. We will see where this takes me.

JAF Bags & Cases said...

Thank you so much for linking to my blog Patricia!
Writing to your inner child at any age can be such a healing and rewarding experience even though it can be difficult.
I am truly thrilled that you have helped me to share this.

Patricia Singleton said...

JAF, you are so very welcome. I appreciate the insights that you gave me into this process.

Dan L Hays said...

Thank you Patricia, for thinking enough of my inner child post to refer to it in your blog! WOW! How cool is that! And if it inspired you to do some inner child work, I am honored and touched! You amaze me!

I know that work will be enormously healing for you! It sure has been for me! Keep me posted as you do this work!

Warmly,
Dan

Patricia Singleton said...

Dan, you are so welcome. I will be sure to keep you posted about future posts in the series. I didn't get to hear your Dialogues With Dignity this afternoon so I am looking forward to listening to that sometime tomorrow when my company leaves and goes home. Thanks for the inspiration of the work that you have done on your own inner child. I love that we inspire each other to grow.

Just Be Real said...

Pat thanks for the links. Will check them out. Blessings.

Patricia Singleton said...

JBR, you are very welcome. I have been reading Dan's blog for maybe 6 months or more. He is very courageous in his recovery work.

jack said...

Pat - I just reread you letter "The case of the three year old adultress". I beleive the letter was first written in the spring or summer of 1992. What the readers of this letter may not know or understand is the intensity of the "feelings" that you had when you first shared this letter or the courage that you displayed privately at first and later with a mixed group of people.

Patricia Singleton said...

Jack, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this letter. Many of my readers are themselves survivors of incest or some other form of abuse. They know the courage that it takes to write about my experiences and the courage that it takes to speak about the abuse.

I do remember how scared I was in the beginning when I shared that letter and also when I gave that talk at the Alano Club and heard myself on the recording of my talk when I called myself a 3-year-old adultress. Hopefully I don't down play those feelings of fear and courage when I share today.

Jack, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Your opinion is important to me. I hope you will continue to visit and leave comments. I am glad that you are back in my life. I love the grieving class that you are doing and the people in it.