This post is inspired by my 7 year old son, Lachlan. He reminds me of how children are living by their inner guidance so much of the time. In our world spirituality and personal development are just who we are. However, many people around us, particularly family think we are from another planet! Well, we are of course, my little one is (Mintakan). Do I agree with them? Absolutely! Do I tell them that? No, but Lachlan does. He tells everyone he meets with great pride then proceeds to ask them their Soul group of origination.
Sometimes I can feel myself cringing as I can feel the reaction before it surfaces from people, some days I’m so uplifted and in the place of Be ing my authentic self that I merely observe the reaction. Then the conversations begin between Lachlan and I when we get home. I explain to him that not everyone understands that our souls are infinite, that we have, and can exist in different forms, not only on planet Earth but elsewhere in our universe. Not everyone believes they have experienced past lives or that they are beaming, gleaming balls of energy. His reaction? Mummy how don’t they know that? I know I was your Daddy in a past life, I liked that life and I’m sure I’m going to visit another planet soon, maybe I could ask them if they’d like to come too! So sweet don’t you think? Then again another conversation looms. ‘Not everyone feels the same way lachlan.’
I really don’t want him to ever feel he can’t be himself. Neither do I want him to be so different from classmates and friends. I’m very protective.
His latest musings are around manifesting. He’s asked me to find a book on magic spells so he can manifest every single Lego City set on the planet with an extra room just to house all this Lego! Another conversation, none of the ‘You can’t have everything you want’, or ‘ There’s no money for Lego’. Reminders from childhood anyone? I told him I’d get back to him….Oh God, help me I thought, tell me how to help him on this one. A couple of hours later I opened an email and found this http://www.missingsecrettoparenting.com A wonderful resource for parents who want to encourage their children to live more consciously and understand their child’s behaviour and needs.
So, my next lesson is on manifesting. If I can explain the energetics behind it and the art of taking action to a 7 year old then maybe I can follow my own guidance and manifest more of what I want.
I’d love to hear your views on this folks. How do you guide your children to being true to themselves when friends and family live so differently to you do?
I’m excited to learn more from this beautiful Soul Lachlan.