I've come to love the term "Practical Spirituality". Using Spiritual tools, Energy Work, Universal flow, to have a full physical human, day to day experience. Living Deeply, Loving Fully. Learning from the Self Help gurus of Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson,Louise Hay, and even Oprah, spirituality has moved from a hobby or side study that we might practice once a week or read about in books. Rather, it has become clear, scientifically founded even, that we are energy beings, here and now, and with mindfulness tools, and a deeper sense of ourselves life flows easier. The human experience thrives with spiritual connection.
Our children are coming in more sensitive, more aware, more in-tuned to this than ever before. Often the society we live in, with it's bright lights and loud noises, literally hurts them, as it feels like they disconnect from Who They Really Are. Spiritually Aware Parenting is about living deeper, for ourselves and for our children. Seeing both ourselves and our families as the Spiritual Beings we all are... having a physical experience.
We are positive Energy Beings, Spirits, derived from the larger whole; the Great Spirit, God, Goddess, Buddha, Shiva, Allah, the Universe, Higher Self, or simply OM. It's all the same. Light Energy Consciousness; LOVE. The only thing to know is this is a place of love and understanding, not restrictions. This is about tuning in to your own inner light, the Source that works with you and listening to your inner knowledge, to deal with whatever is at hand. This isn't about what anyone else has told you. This is about your inner compass, your guiding light.
With my past of organized religion, an education in world religions, a spiritual relationship that can’t be defined, as well as personal miracles and magic, such as meeting my husband through a series of impossible, divinely led knowledge, which led me across an ocean on mere instinct, I carry the term mystic as it encompasses what I value: a life of love, laughter, connection to our divine source and trusting that within ourselves, we too are divine. Magic and miracles happen within each moment, and our focus can be the spark to that fire.
Spiritually Aware Parenting is the melting pot of spirituality, metaphysics, conscious parenting, self help and self care. Here is where it is remembered that YOU are a spiritual being, is having a human experience and your child, as a spiritual being, is having a human experience... and together, you are co-creating a foundation of love, laughter, light... and life.
Within this perspective, parenting challenges take on a different perspective. Tantrums aren't about power struggles, but about overwhelm and contrast. A teenager's frustration becomes about growth, expansion and shifting to a new relationship. Most of all... feeling overwhelmed, stressed, drained and ready to flip out, becomes an indicator of disconnection from who you are, meaning it doesn't need to be a life change to fix it, it means a shift in perspective and a spiritual connection.
Solutions flow in when you practice Spiritually Aware Parenting, and the stress, struggle and battles simply fade in the distance. Welcome to the joyful journey.