As our world moves towards a huge shift in perception and spirituality, we must take ourselves one step further and look at how we are parenting our children.
I am learning to trust my intuition. I am learning that we are actually friends and at the end of the day, she never leads me astray. My intuition may not tell me to do what I perceive to be the ‘right’ thing to do, or the most appropriate (which often actually just equates to the easiest) but she always nudges me in the direction that is the best for my soul.
And why else are we here?
We aren’t here to live someone else’s passion. We aren’t here to live true to someone else’s soul.
We are here to learn and live in our passion and truth, and our intuition is our Souls voice to us, guiding us to the right path.
From there it has become apparent to me that we are teaching our children the same way we were taught, they go to school and they learn their abc’s and their numbers and they learn to ONLY apply logical materialistic knowledge about the world. But, logical and materialistic knowledge is oftentimes just a façade.
Almost everything a society has believed at some time has gone out of fashion (for many reasons – a king didn’t want it anymore, the scientists disproved it, people stopped believing in it) and this makes me think that it is very likely our consciousness will advance even further soon, rendering at least some of what we know or think to be true as invalid. My great grandchildren may well consider the fact that we all sat in a classroom from the age of 5 and learnt at an age specific rate to be ridiculous.
Please don’t take the wrong tone from this post – I believe VERY strongly in education for every child in the world. I would love to see a world where children across the world could go to school safely, and learn to read and write from a young age. I would love to see every child learn to play an instrument. Every child to get a background in science, math, history and geography. Learn about other cultures, languages, religions.
But what we really need to teach these kids is to question everything they learn.
Not in a paraniod, they’re all out to get me….kind of way. But in a does this really fit with what I know to be true kind of way.
Teach them how to tap into their intuition and use it to guide them through their lives.
I love the sciences, I did Physics and Chemistry for my HSC. (Chemistry was the only subject I actually studied for in my HSC – please don’t tell my kids that). And I understand that to teach a classroom of children, we need to give them the basics and not let them question ‘everything’ that comes before them. But actually we do. We need to encourage questioning, because that is how breakthroughs are made.
Einstein did NOT just accept what he was told to be true. He went out there and he listened to his gut and he found shit out! He had breakthroughs.
I believe it is the job of the parents to encourage their children to listen to what their ‘gut’ is telling them is right or wrong. However, we need to have a good sense of our own intuition to do this, because their intuition might go against our logical, materialistic decision making processes.
What if my teenager came home and said they wanted to study a subject I felt was a ‘throw away’ subject and that their gut was telling them to? What if my 6 year old tells me that their intuition is telling them not to go to school today?
It is so new to me and with a mum who is learning to listen to her own intuition, how do I trust that of my children as well? But I must. Because if their mum doesn’t, they won’t. And I know I can give them a head start with this, they don’t have to be mid thirties to learn how their energy works, how their Soul communicates with their body.
And its baby steps really, we are using it for little things and growing our intuitive muscles together. Which avocado to buy….which book do I need to read right now from the library…even – what to have for dinner for my body to heal from this cold. And I am so pleased to say 9/10 they are making a decision that my intuition is cheering with! (Hotdogs for dinner didn’t win!)
I feel that we can help them become people who have a very strong sense of self through this because it takes away the need for external validation for their decisions. It takes away the need to justify their decisions and it encourages them to be active participants in their lives, not just a product of what they have been told to do. By giving them the framework of boundaries I feel is important for them to have (which they will eventually have to redefine for themselves anyway) I know I am allowing them to really become the people they already are. I am waking them up and discouraging them from becoming part of the masses of people who haven’t awoken yet.
This has also led me to acknowledge that their journey is just that – THEIR journey. Not mine. I am here as a guide, a friend, a support and in some cases a teacher. I am here to keep them safe until they show me they can keep themselves safe. But ultimately it is their journey and I feel incredibly blessed to be part of it with them. But that is a post for another day.
Are you parenting with intuition? How do you teach your kids to listen to their gut?