How well do you love yourself through Fear?
That's the healing.
Because if you don't know how to do it, your children won't either.
I've had calls with Mothers and Fathers in the last few weeks for my Mastermind... and "Loving thyself" is a foreign concept.
They are successful. They have thriving businesses. They are at the top of their game... They knew themselves as high-achievers -...
"I feel so lonely as a parent. I feel my teenage daughters 'hate' me. They don't take my advice, they can't connect to me, and it's tough and lonely. I wish I could turn back time so that I invested in the connection when they were younger."
A client in my Mastermind shares her heartbreak. It's so common.
The cracks of connection between our children and us show in the teenage...
"Why is conscious parenting so hard?"
"How do I make my child understand x, y, z?"
"How can I have my partner be on board with conscious parenting?"
"This is all too much - I want to be a better parent, and maybe it's me - however, I think it's my children as much as me, and we don't have help.. and I'm so scared of screwing them up!"
"I know they are my wounds - and I want to heal them. It...
Have you ever had that friend that kept complaining about the same thing over and over again? Or finding themselves amid drama consistently?... and they can't see it? They know something needs to change; however, they don't know what or how.
They are unhappy - on some level they are bored with their story, and yet it keeps going on repeat?
... or this person may even be you?
Growing up, my parents loved me. They would remind me how much they have sacrificed, what they have given up, and all they did in the name of "love".
I didn't feel this love. I didn't feel seen. I didn't feel heard. I didn't feel understood.
I knew they "loved" me.
This isn't to blame them or judge their parenting. They did the best they could based on the conscious awareness they had at that...
What's the first word that comes up when you think about boundaries?
Do you have a powerful relationship to "boundaries"?
When you set boundaries - do you feel empowered or guilty?
When you don't set boundaries - what's your self-talk?
As a parent, when used in an "empowered" manner, the world of boundaries are created as powerful conditions in which ALL will thrive.
The most common question and most prominent challenge that I get asked is; "I'm on this path of conscious parenting...And my partner isn't. How do we make this work?"
This past weekend I had the honour of presenting a masterclass; "Parenting from Spirit" as part of The Seven Sisters Online Festival (The largest women's wellness festival in the Southern Hemisphere - which was virtual...
Have you ever stopped and wondered for a moment, what is Parenting? What is your relationship to Parenting?
Do you even have a relationship with Parenting?
Imagine Parenting as a person, and this person is sitting opposite you.
How do you feel about them? What emotions does it bring up? Is it expansive or contractive being in their space? Do you feel inspired when you're around this person - or...
I was reflecting the other day about this concept; "Parenting is so hard!".
I invite you to pause for a moment. Think about parenting. Think about your relationship to parenting.
When was the last time you found delight in your child?
I love this line from Toni Morrison, "When a child walks in the room, your child or anybody else's child, do your eyes light up? That's what they're looking for."
We had some friends over for dinner - in fact, these friends weren't really interested in catching up with John and me. They couldn't wait to spend time...