Blogging can be a very addicting activity. When I started blogging, all I would think about was what I was going to blog about and then take pictures of what may be relevant. I had a special file of potential blog pictures.
Our kids as of late have been hearing and experimenting with "bad words". They are also savvy enough to change them slightly so they are not officially "bad words". For instance, when they started saying, "What the f***"...that's right... thanks to the school yard! I said, how about, "What the fa-lafel". We continue to laugh about that and everytime I share that story with someone new there's more laughter and nice little comments of how clever I am. ; -)
After two days of clouds and rain, the sun came out. We have some new friends who invited us over to their house today. I was getting the kids ready and explaining that we are visiting some new friends and going to their house to go swimming. After a few minutes Oliver started talking about the water slide.
Two things I have come to learn is that medical doctors are not adequately educated in nutrition and relating disorders to gut health and teachers are not adequately educated or trained in handling or identifying children who fall into the "alternative care" category ie: ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum, sensory processing disorders, etc.
A little over two years ago I was on a spiritual retreat and the topic of food always comes up. I always knew that food would be my last frontier in terms of my spiritual evolution but I was not at all interested in and didn't feel the need to understand the organic obsession, vegans, supplements, etc. My position at the time was "evolution".
I'm starting to notice a trend in my food intake. When I consume gluten, I am a little more moody, things get me down a little easier and I'm irritable. I've only picked up on this because I've eliminated it (but then I will cheat with things like a soft taco this past Saturday!). A little dairy here and there does not seem to affect me but certainly the gluten. (I will write about the food /diet/chemicals, etc. in another blog).
Nobody is perfect and I certainly had a less than perfect day yesterday. There wasn't anything wrong with this uneventful day either. I have been gently working on letting things go with the flow. My husband has been eloquently and naturally picking up the slack without my constant reminders (nagging). But yesterday I was out of patience with the kids, maybe everybody, but they were there and they were my mirror.
I have felt like a lone crusader on this path of conscious parenting. Not a lot of people or professionals out there speaking my language so I not only wanted to document my journey and to leave a legacy to my children but to provide some resources to other people out there who are interested in the spiritual and social/emotional care of their children.
I love the special days that are special because everything falls into place so naturally and lovingly. Days where there is not a lot of preparation and it's easy to relax. This Father's Day was just like that. I got to sleep in ;-) , until 7 while my husband made breakfast. He asked if I had forgotten something and...oh my gosh...Father's Day!! Oops.
Reiki is a Japanese word that literally means "universally guided life force energy". It is not Japanese or associated with any religion or dogma. It is literally just a description of the specific energy itself. The energy comes from THE source of goodness and love...God...higher power. Whatever term you feel comfortable with is your choice.
Today is about Oz. He's four years old. He started off the day dropping the ipad and the screen went blank. After awhile, I was able to reset it and now it's working fine. Then he peed in his brother's bed. You can see where this is going. Crying for attention, needing to be affirmed, to feel loved and accepted, etc. I'm worried.
This blessing is surrounding the baby with a protective field of energy and assisting in grounding her to earth. I use some gentle crystals and she was holding one of my fingers tightly, so I tried placing my Archangel Micheal crystal in her other hand which she kept throwing. It was very cute and I got the message. She was following another angel.
This evening in family time, my older son (who is especially sensitive and empathic) helped me to set up our space. He put the crystals in the center of our circle and immediately picked up my Archangel Micheal crystal and said that he wanted this one because it's so powerful. It's Archangel Micheal. It stopped me to think if I had mentioned that this week. Maybe quickly, but in the whole bowl, he went straight to that one. The one I was using earlier with a baby.
As we were sharing our experiences (my four year old was running around the room, making noises and trying to be distracting- everything in divine order). My six year old said that his message from Micheal is, "I want my babies to be happy".
We asked him if he meant his own babies someday or the babies of the world. Then he said something profound (which now I can't remember, which is why I wanted to start journaling our family time because our children are relaying some really beautiful insights), then he asked what he originally said. At this point the younger one threw a stuffed animal and it bounced off the older one's face. We thought, "uh-oh". But then the six year old said, "I have a shield" and went on sharing.
Micheal is often depicted with a sword and shield. I don't know if I've ever talked about that with my son but he spoke of it so naturally. He had a hard time falling asleep and I said, "use your shield'. Within five seconds, he was asleep.
I feel it is my duty as a mother to help my sons protect and preserve their innate sensitivities.
More on this tomorrow...sweet dreams.