Let Your Children Grow
We love this piece by Louise Hay from her website www.youcanhealyourlife.com we hope it fills you with inspiration to parent without the judgement of those around you who may think you should be doing things differently ……
Applaud your child’s uniqueness. Children are blessings from the Universe. They are not their parents’ possessions. They’re individual bright spirits—old spiritual souls coming to have another human experience. They’ve chosen their parents for the lessons and challenges that they’ll be given. They’re here to teach us many things if we’re open to learning from them.
Children are challenging, for they have different ways of looking at Life. Yet parents frequently insist on teaching them old, outdated ideas that their children instinctively know aren’t right for them.
Safe, nurturing space
It’s the parents’ duty to provide a safe, nurturing space for this soul to develop its current personality to the fullest. If we could only realize that each child who comes to this planet is a healer and could do wondrous things to advance humanity when they’re encouraged. When we try to force a child into a mould that was passed down from our grandparents, then we do him or her a disservice, and we do society a disservice.
Applaud your children’s uniqueness. Allow them to express themselves in their own style, even if you think it’s just a fad. Don’t make them wrong or tear them down. Goodness knows, I’ve gone through many, many fads in my lifetime, and so will you and your children!
We don’t have to be perfect parents. If we’re loving, our children will have an excellent chance of growing up to be the kind of people we would like to have as friends. They’ll be individuals who are self-fulfilled and successful. Self-fulfilment brings inner peace. The best thing we can do for our children is to learn to love ourselves, for children always learn by example. We’ll have a better life, and they’ll have a better life, too.
The power of affirmations
Louise Hay is a firm believer in the power of affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements you say to yourself over and over again throughout the day in order to embed these new ideas into your subconscious mind so that the very thing you are affirming, in time, turns into a reality.
Here are affirmations for both parents and children that you can practice together:
• I love new things.
• I am teachable. Life is an education. I am a student. I am doing the best I can and every day it gets easier.
• The child in me knows how to love and sing and dance and heal. I honour and cherish myself.
• I see the best in everyone.
• I now contribute to a united, loving and peaceful family life.
• To get more love, I merely need to love myself more.
• I allow myself to think big dreams.
• I am a unique individual with my own path to follow.
Simply take one or two of the above statements that appeal to you the most and start with these until you begin to see their positive impact in your life. It is important to understand that they take time – much like planting seeds and watering them daily, waiting for them to grow. To start with, there may be no obvious signs of anything happening but be patient, trust and keep going. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how something so simple can bring about such wonderful changes.
A good place to start
If you are new to affirmations then let Louise Hay’s expertise in this field guide you with this wonderful video to help with any issues of insecurity and instability. It is recommended that you and your child watch this every day for at least 30 days for its effects to penetrate deep into your subconscious mind. If you are aware of the body’s chakra system then this is a remarkable healing tool for balancing the root/base chakra.
Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 50 million books sold worldwide. For more than 30 years, she has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and many other TV and radio programs both in the U.S. and abroad.
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