When my girls were young and embarking on their first real Halloween, I realised something that really bothered me.
They were being taught that ghosts were scary.
As someone who has often seen and felt ghosts (psst… aka Angels.) I felt strange having Hollywood and pop culture try to convince my children that they should be really afraid of things that are usually unseen.
I was consistently scared growing up. Consistently.
I was positive someone was in my closet waiting for me to turn my back so they could stab me.
I watched way too many murder mysteries, but I also had a sense of something unseen, which my brain registered as scary.
I just didn’t know it was energy, or spirits… (or maybe myself visiting myself from the future which is something I love guiding my clients through. Another story for another time.)
So, early on I decided that I would help my children navigate with energy and learn to not see ghosts or spirits as Scary.
We are all spirits. We are all angels in physical bodies. Come to think of it, we are all ghosts.
Boo. (Couldn’t resist.)
However, saying that I will say that I have experienced ghosts in a number of ways.
This past September, for our 20th anniversary, my husband and I went to stay at the George and Pilgrim Hotel in Glastonbury UK.
Not only is it just across the street from the room we met in, and also around the corner from our first kiss, it is also one of the most haunted hotels in the UK.
It has 23 resident ghosts;
including a 16th century woman who smokes a pipe in the pub every morning (people smell the smoke at 6am),
a butler who will knock your drink over if he doesn’t like you, and a 15th century knight that sets off the CCTV every night at 2am.
If a busy parent develops their sense of self love, spiritual connection and a deep awareness of their whole selves, they can freely create a conscious, fulfilling, life of flow and relief with their kids.
When a parent is stressed out and spread too thin, they are simply trying to get water from an empty well.
Whereas, when you connect to your spiritual resources and inner self, energy flows to you, fuels you, replenishes you and keeps you present and calm.
Children respond to a present, grounded parent...
whereas they can't when their mom and dad feel scattered and all over the place.
It's a strong belief within me, I can tell you that.
But have I ever told you why this is such a powerful belief?
Why do I feel this is the conscious parenting secret sauce?
Because I've been on both ends of the scale.
I often will talk about having 2 little girls under one. I'll talk about feeling scattered homeschooling as well as running a business.
But I don't think I've ever discussed what led me to truly trusting in the power of going within.
In 2010 we took our first worldschooling trip to the UK, but in so many ways it was one of escape.
- We'd been working on fixing up our house, a money pit, and my husband was facing burnout.
- Our dog had been killed by a neighbor.
- Our goat had died in giving birth... along with 2 of her kids.
- My family was gripped in heartbreak with some extended family issues.
- CPS had been called by neighbors concerned about our daughters not being in school. (before homeschooling became a thing in our province.)
I was spread so thin I would find myself shaking. I was running around after everyone's needs, and each time the phone rang I would feel myself tense up and start to panic.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.