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All parents strive to raise their children the best they possibly can, but the fact is that much we have learned from our own parents, has been embedded in our subconscious mind at such a deeper level, that more often than not, we as full grown adults don’t even realize we are mimicking what we have learned… and yes it’s a cycle. Our parents learned from their parents, they learned from their parents and so on!
I’m a mum to four beautiful children and their ages vary at 25, 24, 13 and 8. They are at different stages in their lives and their support systems vary according to their emotional needs.
In the last few years, people have become more aware of energies as our planet has been shifting. What was in the past taboo and only spoken about in very close circles is now subject for much discussion, teaching and learning.
It is something that we can’t run away from; we can simply adapt and learn as much as we can and go with the flow, for as soon as you have the right foundations your own intuition will guide you into the right direction on what to do next.
I’m sure by now you have heard the expression “Spiritual Awakening”, and I can tell you that this has nothing to do whatsoever with religion, creed or belief system you have. It’s something that is happening in real time and there is nothing we can do to make it stop.
Reconnection & Light
Being “spiritual” is being connected with the Life Force that has created us. It’s tapping into the force that many call God/Universe to be the best we possibly can be, flowing like a river, our river of life, our right path, what we are here to be, without contamination from others, their thoughts, beliefs or actions!
I can say today, looking back to my childhood, that I was truly blessed with the beautiful souls that created my foundations. For sure, I had some very painful and traumatizing events. But I also had the foundations that were put in place and those are the ones that today I hold on to with all my heart and soul and what I teach my own children.
No matter what we have learned in the past, we can all change if we choose to do so. Our brain as adults takes 21 days to deprogram and reprogram again. Can you imagine the brain of a baby that is at its full potential ready and eager to learn?
If we are awaking now, why did we fall asleep in the first place?
In this series I’ll be explaining all of the processes and how you, as a parent, can support and guide your child, but most importantly not only your child, but you also, as it will for sure have a ripple effect.
“Monkey see, monkey do” springs to mind. Not wanting to offend anyone but it’s the reality of children. Children are visual, children learn by what they SEE and not by what they hear, a very important point to bear in mind as they imitate all they see.
Keeping your baby balanced:
As we have a physical body, we also have an energetic body that is called the chakras. They are centers of energy that receive, assimilate and express our life force energy. They are responsible for one’s physical, mental, and physical functions.
The chakras are like a disc, they are constantly rotating and vibrating. When one or more of the chakras are blocked the energy does not flow harmoniously through them and it will result in an imbalance that manifests in all areas of the individual’s life.
During the process of birth, mother and child both experience a major impact on the chakras and it’s important to stabilize them as quickly as possible, as colic in babies and baby blues in mum are associated with the chakras being out of balance.
The 12 Main Chakras
We have 12 main chakras in our physical body, but altogether we have 88,000 sub-chakras and meridians, each has a different function. When we understand their function it’s much easier to teach children from a young age to flow with ease in life.
Let’s start on the first chakra!
Chakra 1: The Root Chakra
Period of development: From the womb to 12 months
It is situated on the base of the spine, its colour is translucent red ruby and it is associated with grounding, survival, acceptance, stability, self-preservation, safety and fears.
When it’s in balance it brings physical health, prosperity, trust, deep grounding and stability. When it’s out of balance it can affect the immune system, base of spine, feet, rectum, chronic lower back pain and bones. It is also associated with birth trauma, physical neglect, bonding with mother during the first month of birth, malnourishment, feeding difficulties and caesarean sections. During this stage the world is surrounded around baby, but it is very important that from six months old parents start teaching baby that the outside world exists.
Nourishing Your Baby’s Root Chakra
From the moment that you give birth it is important to bond with your baby, and if possible to lay your baby on your chest heart-to-heart and present your breast for nourishment as soon as possible. If your baby is bottle fed, try to keep your baby as close to you as possible so they can hear your heartbeat. Every time you have the opportunity, massage your baby in the root chakra, in the belly and feet in circular motions clockwise.
Nourishing Your Own Root Chakra
For mum to stabilize her root chakra, lay down on the floor in birth position and imagine roots like a tree growing from your feet and from your coccyx bone deep into the center of Mother Earth. Imagine yourself balanced, in perfect harmony with you and your baby. I used to lay down on the floor, and put my babies on the top of my chest, and I also would imagine this beautiful bubble of love hearts surrounding us, especially in the first months when they had colic. Doing this would calm them down and soothe them to sleep.
It is vital to understand that this stage in baby’s life is crucial as it is the beginning of their cultural conditioning and a rooted belief system. The child is at the start of this process that will continue for at least the next 12 to 18 years. The same way we are helping our children we also have the opportunity to have a new start.
Next time I will be addressing the second chakra – the sacral chakra and its relation to the birth of our personal emotional self. Stay tuned!