Spiritual Parenting & Healing

My teacher told me
Live in the soul!
Then I learned
To sing and dance.
Lalleshwari, 14TH Century
Spiritual parenting is parenting with the intention to empower our children to be the unique individuals they are intended to be.

We are all spiritual beings who come to Earth with a purpose – a contribution to make and lessons to learn. It is when we are aligned with our purpose that we are truly alive and embodied.

Spiritual parenting is deciding to use the ordinary moments to find out more about our children and show them how to bring forth who they truly are each time.  It is being anchored in your Heart space as you journey.

Spiritual parenting is about helping children stay centered within themselves and helping them realize that everything points back to themselves. That they are the place where everything begins and ends.

We cannot live our lives through our children.

In the words of the famous poet & philosopher Khalil Gibran on Children:

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
But seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
As living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,…and He bends you with His might
That His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
So He loves also the bow that is stable”.

The more we live out of awareness the more our children will follow. To a child, the parent is the only God energy they know. A child does not want to believe that there parents can be wrong. The child’s heart naturally feels it is its own mistake.

We need to allow them the freedom of exploring life within safe boundaries. Allow them choices and empower them to make age appropriate decisions.

Nurture their talents and abilities without being judgmental of their so called inabilities or even praising their achiements sky high. Parents need not make bench marks for their children. Let the children raise their own standard. Every individual learns at his/her own pace in their own time.
Our children may have completely different personalities, orientations and consciousness from what we expect from them. These are the challenges an aware parent has to face without overwhelming or dis empowering their child.

Our children come to us as our most profound teachers .They are the ones who uncover our wounds and allow the light to shine on them. They are our mirrors to all that needs to show up for our own healing.

Be assured that they will bring us face to face with our hidden selves, our false ego, our secret agendas and toxic beliefs. They will do it upfront and in complete innocence.

We can escape from all others but not from the unerring eyes of our children, for they hold the Soul Vision to the present & the future.

Our job as parents is just to hold sacred space for them to go where their soul takes them.

Do you resonate with this and want to explore Spiritual Parenting. Do you want to find a path that addresses your concerns.

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