Part 1: Love and Our Inner Child

4-year-old Courtney was playful, curious, brave, joyful, and present. I’ve been thinking a lot about her, as I do and teach inner child work, inspired by Louise Hay. I’ve been considering her needs, preferences, quirks, and spirit…

I invite you to imagine yourself as a child. Whatever image comes to mind first is the right one for this moment. Can you name her feelings or her personality traits or maybe even her requests? If nothing clear is coming up, consider breathing and assuring yourself that you are exactly where you need to be in this moment.

As a child, my lens of love was MUCH stronger than the lens of fear. During this innocent stage of life, I knew only love. Overtime, though, many untrue, learned beliefs began to take over and hide the truth. These beliefs are the manifestations of fear. Perhaps notions of love or fear permeated your image of yourself as a child. It’s okay to name these sensations; there’s powerful in honing and owning your experience.

Now, as an adult, I am consciously stripping away the binds that fear has on me; I am being called to quiet my mind, so that I can trust my intuition, which I fully believe operates out of love. Consciously stepping into the LOVE > fear mentality is a practice I embark on over and over again, with each new day. Notice how these words land with you.

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Courtney Harris
As a Life Coach for Teens and Parents, Courtney supports tweens, teens, and young adults in finding their voice, growing confidence, and thriving. Through 1:1 and small group coaching sessions, teens and tweens are able to overcome anxiety, disconnect, and isolation as they explore their truest sense of self and develop a deep sense of empowerment. Courtney supports parents in practicing self-care, growing alongside their children, and developing balanced sensitivity towards the process their rapidly-changing child is creating. Through Intentional Parents of Tweens and Teens, an online membership for parents of adolescents, Courtney offers parents the time and space to learn, grow, problem-solve, and relate to one another in a supportive community. Sessions with Courtney lovingly guide families in developing the trust, communication, and connection that's crucial for a life of ease.