Divine Child


The Divine Child is an archetype that is a universal, archaic pattern and image that derives from the collective unconscious and is the psychic counterpart of instinct. Carl Jung is often referenced as the originator of the Divine Child in his Divine Child archetype. Emmet Fox called it the “Wonder Child. Charles Whitfield dubbed it the “Child Within”. The inner child is often characterized as a sub-personality. Virtually every talk therapy approach acknowledges and ascribes some meaning to the inner child.

The Divine Child is associated with innocence, purity, and redemption. The Divine Child enjoys a special union with the Higher itself. The purpose of the Divine Child is to help one see one’s self from a higher spiritual prospective.

I have found that working with the inner child is most valuable in helping to heal the hurts of the past. We need to begin to make ourselves whole and accept every part of who we are. We need to communicate with our inner child and let him/her guide us in understanding and accepting the past.

Love is the greatest healing power I know. Love can heal even the deepest and most painful memories because love brings the light of understanding to the dark corners of our mind. No matter how painful our early childhood was, loving our inner child now will help us to heal it. In the privacy of our own minds we can make new choices and think new thoughts. Our Divine Child helps us to see and love ourselves from a higher perspective; one that allows us to see our past as a conscious choice to learn specific lessons.