There is an old song from the musical Gigi called “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” I don’t remember the words to the song, but I am saying that to myself, “Thank Heaven for my little girl.” I am grateful for her because she gets my attention in difficult situations and helps me to take care of myself.
My husband does inner child work with his clients and has taught me to never ignore my little girl, that inner place where my Godself, my True Self resides. She is perfect and has all the wisdom and intelligence and love I could ever need in any moment. She also carries the scars and hurts of my childhood and the agreements I have made to protect myself.
One of those agreements has to do with my voice. I have had to learn that I have authority of my own life and that it is okay to voice that authority when required. The agreement that I made a long time and which I am breaking now is that my voice is not valid or that it is not okay to state my feelings. What perfect timing because we are teaching and experiencing Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” right now. “Being impeccable with my word” word would translate as voicing what I truly mean and being okay if I am not accepted for it (“Don’t take things personally.” Don Miguel Ruiz)
I am thanking my little girl today for bringing up all the feelings that come with breaking old agreements. I trust her to take care of me and trust me to take care of her. We are one and when I need that extra reminder to keep going, keep growing, keep being the True me, she is there cheering me on.
Thank heaven for little girls and boys who are our true voice, our true self, always ready to take our hand and walk with courage through our experiences.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i, Spiritual Coach