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Freedom Writer I A Love Letter to Your Inner Child Self

Recently, in one of my therapy sessions, I had a breakthrough moment. My therapist and I have been working through a series of writing letters. A letter to the old me, a past version of me that needed forgiveness, loved ones I've felt hurt by, and a letter to my younger self.

One letter that I wrote in particular to a loved one offered me an opportunity for a serious breakthrough. I had no intention of sending the letter, but I knew it was time to release what I was harboring on the inside to walk in a state of liberty.

It took me a long time to muster up the courage to write the letter. Every time the blank page stared at me, I was overcome with emotion at the thought of facing what I'd felt + harbored in my heart for so long.

I knew I needed to do it, though, for me. I owed it to the little girl in me to give her thoughts, feeling, and emotions a safe place to live. I took baby steps, writing "Dear___" and letting the page sit until I was ready to set the pen of my voice free.

Through this series of writing letters, I got acquainted with the little girl in me. I sat for a while with the question, "What does little T need to hear?" Sometimes, I think we approach speaking to our younger selves with only the notion that it's just a past version of us. In reality, the inner child in us is still actively alive and influences every decision that we make. Our inner child is the root of our belief systems, and it is essential to walk through the journey of healing that voice and understanding your power.

Writing these letters is for no one else but me. I realized my inner child's thoughts and feelings needed a safe place to live. Allowing them to roam free in my heart wasn't enough. I deserved to be free, so I began writing my freedom. I took a leap of faith with tears running down my cheek because the little girl in me deserved to be free.

The little you in you deserves that liberty, too.

Somebody may be reading this and is struggling to release something that has been stored away --- deep in your heart. I want to inspire you to know that you have the power to write your freedom. I don't know who needs to read this, but you owe it to the inner child in you to write your freedom.

Rather that means going to therapy, writing a series of letters, keeping a release journal, releasing a passing project, talking with a trusted mentor or friend, or, like me, all of the above. You deserve to experience the free version of you that lives on the other side of writing your truth. For we overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony. (Rev 12:11)

It's time for you to write your freedom, friend! Freedom is yours. I believe in you. I see you. Remember, we're growing together. If you need inspiration to start your journey, here's a real, raw, and uncut entry from my journal. "Dear Lil T"

I'm sharing this with you because I know the courage required to free what's inside of you. I pray that you, too, set the pen of your voice free. A free version of you is waiting on the other side of that pen. Start with this "What does lil *insert your name* need to hear?

Let the pen flow -- the little you in you deserve it, and YOU do too. Real, raw, and uncut is always my promise to you. Let's grow together, friend.

Written with Love,

T <3

P.S. Freedom Writers was one of my favorite films growing up and inspired the title of this post. :)

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