Balloons and Popsicles, Children and Jesus


It slipped out of me when talking to a friend on the Fourth of July weekend when she  mentioned that she was going to the parade the next day.

“I hate parades!” I said.

Where did that come from?

Then the memory came. Every year my family attended the parade. Every year there were two things I wanted that so many other children seemed to have: a helium balloon, and a soft pretzel. As a very young child, I thought brightly colored helium balloons were almost magical. I wanted one so badly.

I asked my parents: “Can I have a helium balloon?”

“No.” They may have added, “If I got one for you, I’d have to buy one for your brothers, too. We can’t afford it.”

One time perhaps wouldn’t have made a difference. But always it was the same, year after year. I never did get a helium balloon that I can remember, not even on my birthday. I suppose at some point I quit asking, so perhaps they never knew how much I wanted one.

Like the “Popsicle memory” mentioned in The Healing Code, such a memory seems trivial, almost embarrassing to recount. I’m sure had I not read that book, I never would have understood that such memories plant destructive seeds based on lies that grow and choke out out the good fruit of life.

This particular lie grew into beliefs that “I can’t get what I want,” “I don’t deserve nice things,” “It’s wrong to ask for what I want,” “Life is all about the practical,” “I can’t have anything special or too expensive” and probably others.

When unhealthy beliefs are formed at a very young age, especially before age 6 when the brain develops more maturity, they become “hard-wired” into our core belief system and go underground, says Alex Loyd in The Healing Code. And according to Dr. Bruce Lipton in The Biology of Belief, it’s these unconscious memories that are truly at the root of at least 98% of illnesses. It’s the environment of the cell that determines its health, and that environment is created by our beliefs, not our DNA.

Beliefs may well be the “switches” that turn on or off the genes that supposedly cause our illnesses.

It would be easy to dismiss such “balloon” memories. “Get over it, it’s just a stupid balloon,” the adult part of me says. But the 4 and 5-year-old child part of me still hurts over it.

And you know what? I think Jesus welcomes those hurt child parts of us, just as he welcomed the little children the disciples tried to turn away. Jesus was indignant, it says in Mark 10:13-16, that the disciples rebuked the parents for bringing the children to him. Jesus¬† welcomed them, blessed them, and said to the disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Jesus does not turn away these child parts of us. He welcomes them. We can take our balloon and popsicle memories to him and ask him to heal them. We can ask him to speak the truth into our lives. His truth opens us to the kingdom, where he rules over that area of life.

And when that happens we, and the little children parts of us, are healed and blessed.

If you would like help in identifying “balloon/popsicle” or other hidden memories so that you can heal “at the source,” check out HealingCodesCoaching.com.

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Gricelda Isome

Your webpage doesn’t render correctly on my i phone – you may want to try and repair that


I figure out how to use Vinny's healing code. Proxy Code is like intercessory prayer and the healing code for ones self like supplicatory prayer. Well, God is good and He said that "whatever we ask we must do it in Jesus' name, believing that we have it and we will." Paul also said,  "we must count those things thst be not as though they were." Hebrews 11:1 says "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. It is good that you mix The Healing Code with prayer and the scriptures. 

I have a lot of emotional trauma between the ages of 18 & 30 mos which I only know about from what I have been told & a few photos during that time. No memories of course. Can the emotional pain from this period of time be healed, & If so, how

I have a lot of emotional trauma between the ages of 18 & 30 mos which I only know about from what I have been told & a few photos.  No memories of course.  Can the emotional pain during this time period be healed, & if so, how.

Laura Rodriguez

Most astute!  I enjoyed this post and gees it brings up all the memories of the limiting beliefs I was raised with.  Especially ones related to money.  At least we now have a way of healing them!
Laura R

Francis Harvey Davids

Diane, You were right, your post did bring up a memory, or, sould I say a hiden memory that helped me over come an emotional trauma.  A heated conversation was going on and suddenly I buest out and said: "the next time I . . .(My thoughts were, I.m going to remind you)   ". . .no, I'm not going to do that."  In the heat of the conveesation my subconscious mind had already picked up my previous prayer and codes about being calm when being confronted with irritating information.    

elizabeth samudio

This is very good. 
and amazing that the early cuts are the deepest and need healing for the more receipt ones to heal. 
I know as a lttle girl my feeling got hurt so often as a young girl I wrote "why do my feeling get hurt so much, do i have too many" 
lovely work diane–thanks 


Something just popped into my mind.  I was raised by my grandparents but did not find out til I was over 40 yrs old that they were not my parents.  All that aside, I remember sitting on the front step of the porch waiting for what seemed like forever to see if my parents (really my grandparents) would come home with a new bicycle for me.  I was quite a bit older than most children when I got my first bike.  HMMM, I bet there are areas I will have to pray about concerning that to be healed.

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