With the Aquarian Age upon us, many people have been going through a spiritual awakening…myself included. My awakening started approximately 10 years ago. Spirit crossed my path, and I just knew I had more to discover. Through the awareness I now have, I realize what a large part of my life has been conducted by my ego and not from my spirit. Thankfully, I am now living from my spirit more and more, and my choices are now made with awareness and in alignment with my spirit. As a result, I enjoy living my life in the flow rather than against it.
Many of us have been duped by the ego simply because we were not aware of or taught about ego energies. When we allow ourselves to disconnect from our inner truth, our divine spirit within, we start the process of allowing the false self to take over, aka, the ego. As a result, we end up disconnected from our true spiritual being, and we end up unfulfilled, searching, struggling, and not always happy.
The ego starts to develop when we are children, approximately around the ages of 4-5 years old. Kids enter the school system and get a crash course in ego games (I wrote about this in my September Newsletter). Kids often learn at school how to play ego games, such as, “I am better, faster, or smarter than you.” As children progress through the school years, they start to notice how they are different from one another. This begins the “fitting-in,” “finding oneself,” or “losing oneself” phase of development. This is an example of a turning point in one's personal development, where one can start the cycle of doubting oneself and looking outside of oneself to define who one is, and the process of losing touch with one's divine spirit begins. Unfortunately, too many children lose touch with their own spirit and begin making choices from the ego at very young ages.
How can we help the children stay in touch with their individual spirits? The answer is awareness and open communication with your kids. Help your child create awareness for himself by guiding him to make choices from his heart/spirit versus from outside of himself, i.e., ego. Jesus taught us about the divinity we each have within our being, and how we have the power within to heal ourselves. He taught us that healing comes from within our being/spirit and not outside of us.
Keep an open dialogue going with your children, discussing things like looking within their individual spirit for what brings them joy, what makes them feel good about themselves, or what does their intuition tell them? These are a few examples of areas that help promote a healthy relationship with one's inner guidance system and one's spiritual self. Encourage your children to do things from their hearts and to not do things just to please other people. Teach children to love themselves, their spirit, and to be happy with who they are.
Lastly, it is important to teach the children to forgive themselves. It is commonplace in our culture to forgive others when they hurt us, but what is uncommon within our culture is teaching children to forgive themselves. We cannot be whole and healthy if we do not love ourselves 100 percent! The inside reflects the outside. Healing takes place from the inside out, just like a cut does. Our physical body heals from the inside out, and so does our spirit. Let's teach the children to let their spirits shine from the inside out!
New Class starting in January 2011:
My Spiritual Self: A class to teach kids about their own energy, spirit, and intuition.
This class will cover the following topics:
Basic spiritual anatomy: grounding, auras, and protection
How to clean my energy
Sensitivity: empathic energies and how to understand them
What is my Spirit? vs What is my Ego?
Intuition: What is it?
Getting in touch with my spirit, how my spirit talks to me, and how to listen to my spirit
This will be a fun and interactive class, geared toward Elementary School-aged kids with exercises to learn about “My Spiritual Self.”
The class will be 4 sessions
Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up your child for this class or if you have any questions. I will have details of cost and location in my December newsletter.
Please pass this newsletter on to anyone who may be interested…
Many Blessings of Peace and Love,