Wise Little One
Learning to Love and Listen to My Inner Child
by Jana Wilson
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Pub Date 04 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 12 Jul 2023
In "Wise Little One: Learning to Love and Listen to My Inner Child," Jana Wilson takes us on a deeply personal journey of triumph over childhood trauma and the transformative power of connecting with one's inner child. This gripping memoir is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the extraordinary capacity for healing and self-discovery.
As a young girl, Jana endured unimaginable hardships that left lasting scars on her psyche. But throughout the years, a resilient voice within her, her "Wise Little One," whispered words of encouragement and guided her towards a path of self-love and empowerment. Through introspection, therapy, and the exploration of various healing modalities, Jana learned to listen to this inner voice, her beacon of wisdom and authenticity.
In her candid and evocative storytelling, Jana invites readers into the recesses of her heart, sharing her darkest moments and shining light on her triumphant victories. She reflects on the impact of her traumatic past, unraveling the intricate web of emotions that held her back from experiencing true joy and fulfillment. With vulnerability and courage, she reveals the profound healing that occurred when she finally learned to embrace her inner child and acknowledge her pain.
"Wise Little One" is a guidebook for anyone who has experienced trauma and seeks to rediscover their authentic self. Jana's heartfelt anecdotes and practical advice offer invaluable tools for self-reflection, self-care, and cultivating a loving relationship with the inner child. Through her own journey, she shows us how to harness the power of self-compassion, forgiveness, and resilience to overcome the past and manifest an inspiring future.
Within the pages of this memoir, Jana not only finds the strength to heal but also discovers the incredible capacity of her heart to love and be loved. Along her path, she encounters the love of her life, a soulmate whose presence becomes a beacon of hope and a testament to the transformative power of healing. Their love story serves as a reminder that embracing one's inner child and finding healing is not only essential for personal growth but can also manifest the most extraordinary and fulfilling relationships.
"Wise Little One: Learning to Love and Listen to My Inner Child" is a compelling memoir that invites readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. Jana Wilson's story will resonate deeply with anyone who has experienced trauma, offering a guiding light towards reclaiming joy, authenticity, and the capacity to manifest an inspiring and love-filled life.
"When we don’t have emotionally intelligent parents to help us navigate painful experiences like grief and heartbreak, we internalize the pain and personalize it."
Jana Wilson, the founder of Emotional Healing Systems, explores her childhood trauma and her subsequent aspiration to bond with and heal her inner child in this empowering, confessional, and prescriptive memoir. At age twelve, during a raucous, disturbing fight between her alcoholic father and codependent mother, Jana had a mystical experience that clarified her human connection to a spiritual source. When she ran outdoors to escape the violent chaos and pray for help, she had an out-of-body experience: “I looked around and saw that I was floating in the cosmos—nebulas, galaxies, and star nurseries were all around me…. In that moment, I felt more love and peace than I had ever experienced.”
This deeply moving book is a courageous exposure of Jana’s deepest wounding and her struggles and successes in integrating all the loose ends—and dead ends—of emerging selfhood. While the narrative has some uneven, uncertain moments at the outset, it ripens and brims with compelling prose and authenticity as it unfolds. The author candidly shares how her long exposure to childhood abuse and neglect left her susceptible to more unsatisfying relationships in adulthood, even with her strong desire to transcend childhood conditioning. While reaching outward to develop skills to support herself financially and extricate herself from toxic or unsatisfying circumstances, Jana also continually looked inward. She learned how to be her own best friend and protector of her wounded inner child as her informal and formal education progressed. She dreamed too of finding a soul mate, working hard to create the peace and balance in her life that allowed her to marry a man who also engaged in self-discovery and healing. Readers in similar circumstances, such as divorced single mothers, codependent wives, or women disconnected from their authentic selves, will find solace, wisdom, and opportunity in Jana’s narrative.
Kate Robinson, The US Review of Books
RECOMMENDED by the US Review