Adolescence and the Spiritual Journey

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A year and a half ago I posted on the 2020 Souls and have actually been thinking on reblogging it as I’ve recently been reminded both personally and collectively numerous times of our youth and teens as spiritual beings.  Much of those words/messages I received then do seem to apply to amazing souls who are here now.  While much of our youth is thriving/feeling supported/loved and in their knowing and perfection… some are struggling quite a bit.  It’s as if this now energy has indeed affected and awoken many.  Continue reading

Being… a present parent.

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Our children chose us. What an honor. At times though, parenting is… not quite what we thought it might be. At times it requires much from us. Patience, support, forgiveness, trust, discernment, letting go. It’s also easy to get swallowed up in the fast pace world and lose sight of the simple, good and important things in life. Trying to balance work demands, our adult stress and also wanting to be a “perfect” parent that gives and exposes our children to all of the joys in life. We want their life easier and better than ours. I’d bet it already is so no sense in driving yourself crazy. Parenting and parenting styles are also changing like the world that we live in. If you are feeling the whirlwind around you, this writing is for you. Parenting can be simple. Yep. Sometimes we just need to pause and ground ourselves. Our children do wish to see us at our best. Not tired… stressed… grumpy… confused. They wish to see us, present. Like a present. With a smile on our face and an open heart and arms. And it is possible to be this type of parent. Perfection is not needed. Moments, though, are. Continue reading

Parenting from the heart

I hope to keep this short.  I mean most parents don’t have time to read a lengthy article.  With work, keeping a home up, school work and running children to sports practice, etc., it can become a blur.

I knew I wanted to be a mother.  What I wasn’t prepared for was how challenging it would be.  I thought my love would be enough.  When my children were young, I had many days were I felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped.  I tried to do everything right.  I read books.  I ask my peers.  I tried to make sure my children had everything they needed. Continue reading