In every adult lives an inner child whether we are aware of it or not. In essence, this inner child is what you were and have experienced in your childhood. The child stands for our emotional self, because children live only through the emotional perspective in the first few years. We only acquire the mind's or rational perspectives with further development of the brain. This is why children experience any kind of situations as painful, not understandable and in worst cases traumatic, because adults often treat their children like adults. They have lost their own childlike perspective and therefore the connection to their true feelings. They try to excuse their children feelings or declare them as unnecessary and even shame the child for feeling the way it feels. The child learns that something must be wrong with him or her if the adults cannot approve the way the child feels. This causes stress and torment within the child. In order to survive the child's soul suppresses or splits off an aspect of itself from its consciousness that will reside from now in the subconscious mind.
Yet, a human being strives to be whole instead of fragmented or separated. This need comes naturally, otherwise separation and loss would not create such unbearably painful emotions. However, this natural endeavor of the soul is not always comfortable, because most of us have built thick walls around these hurt and wounded aspects to defend them. These aspects must very often orchestrate quite a lot of circumstances to be finally perceived, seen and heard. You can assume that your crisis, relationship problems, health problems, financial und job problems have something to do with these hidden aspects. It's the call of a childlike aspect of you to be seen and approved with all its feelings of pain, fear, rage, anger, powerlessness etc. I have been on this journey quite intensively for a few years now and not one of my issues is not due to one of my child aspects. It wants to come home and be carried in my heart unconditionally. When this moment finally occurs, it is the most liberating and peaceful feeling that I know of.