Don’t we all seek to be connected to our source? Reconnect to Spirit? This is one of the most common desires expressed in shamanic energy healing sessions with adult clients. Many are seeking a connection to their true selves, others want to feel the divine love they know exists—they have sensed it in the past and are now reaching out and can almost grasp it. For most, the sense of inner tranquility and expansion following a session is an anchor for the “more” they want in their lives, confirmation that such a state exists and is reachable.
For most people, babies are like a magnet. This is not only because they’re cute, but also because they bring a high vibration of truth. It wakes us up, pushes a button, invites us, subconsciously, to strive for more.
One of the gifts of pregnancy is an awakened, strengthened intuition. Even women who don’t practice yoga, mindfulness, meditation, or other spiritual practices, nor lead a healthy lifestyle, often feel that insofar as it relates to the baby developing in their uterus, they know what to do. They know intuitively when to be checked and when it is not needed, as they know, within themselves, that all is well. It isn’t only the woman carrying the baby who has this heightened intuition. I have met mothers who needed a surrogate mother’s aid to carry their baby during pregnancy and shared that, surprisingly, they had the same sense of knowing about their baby while it was growing in another woman’s uterus.
Is it the beginning of maternal intuition? Knowing? A gut-feeling? Or is it her developing baby’s soul guiding her to what she or he needs?
Either way, it’s a clear invitation. It is a door that opens to listen to what one knows, both for the mother and for the baby growing within her. As pregnant mothers, we can say YES and listen to the intuitive feelings that guide us. A door opens, and we can enter it or ignore it. It is a choice, it’s always a choice.
Then, our baby is born. And we find that we still know. We know what she is asking of us. We know if something happened in daycare, if everything is fine, or if we should perhaps take him home. We know when our child falls and is calling for us from the far end of the neighborhood playground.
Do all of us know? It depends if we enter the door when it opens or not. It isn’t a one-time opportunity: there are daily invitations to doors that can take us one step closer to our true selves, the self that knows the path we wish to walk in this lifetime. And as it’s always a choice. We can enter the door that opened, or we can choose to ignore it.
Stepping in is a YES to a much broader invitation—an invitation to be attentive not only to our child or children, but also to ourselves. And often, from ourselves, also to others.
When our children are born, they are fully connected. They know what they need and when. If they’re hungry, they cry. If they’re uncomfortable and need a diaper change, they cry. The truth they speak comes not only from their physical needs but from their frequency—they vibrate.
When we meet babies, most of us are hooked. For most people, babies are like a magnet. This is not only because they’re cute, but also because they bring a high vibration of truth. It wakes us up, pushes a button, invites us, subconsciously, to strive for more.
More of what? More of ourselves.
In my post on spiritual parenting, I define spirituality as the manifestation of one’s soul’s journey in his/her life here on Earth, in form, in a physical body.
When our children invite us to embark on our journey as parents, they invite us to awaken the spiritual existence within us, to become who we asked to be, and to walk the path we wished to walk. Why? Because when they choose us as their parents, they do not choose the mask, they choose the essence. And they will do everything they can, challenge us in creative and sometimes excruciating ways, to become who they know we are.
Layers of the invitation to connect
The connection with Spirit, with Oneness, with the Creator, with nature, is the connection with our being. It does not matter what we call it or what belief system we walk in life. Spirit is everywhere. So that connection to Spirit our children invite us to step into, or embark on the path to find, is full of endless possibilities. It is an individual invitation that starts with the connection to the Spirit that is within it all.
(1) Mother Earth – The primary, most available sphere for connection is that of nature. It is saying YES to the invitation to spend time in nature, play in the mud, and raise snails. It is the invitation to see that everything vibrates and that for our children, it’s not only about the fun of being outdoors. It’s about being in the most magical place, full of life and frequencies that many of them can see, things that we, their parents, have forgotten. Read more about this connection with nature in my post Connection to Nature – Children inviting parents to connect to Mother Earth.
(2) The connection that goes through us – The next layer in our relationship to Spirit is the connection that runs through us. The intuition, the gut feeling, the knowing we walk with, are often much stronger once we become pregnant and become parents, especially with anything related to our children. Note that sometimes, what mothers refer to as intuition or knowing, is a projection of their own upbringing. Often, parenting that sees one’s child as one’s self, requires a lot of personal healing.
Because when they choose us as their parents, they do not choose the mask, they choose the essence. And they will do everything they can, challenge us in creative and sometimes excruciating ways, to become who they know we are.
When we connect to our essence, to who we are, the truth becomes clearer. It is not an objective truth, but a subjective one, each one of us to herself, each parent to their child. The clarity then invites not just listening but also walking by it. If we don’t walk our talk, it vibrates to our children, and their confidence in us as their guides may take a different form than both they and we wished for.
(3) Direct guidance – A third layer that may open up when we say YES to our children’s invitation for us to connect to Spirit may come in the form of visions, guidance, and other experiences in higher realms, as the gates that opened for me in my near-death experience. Is this necessarily part of a spiritual parenting journey? No. It is only if it’s part of your true self, and if your soul needs this open and direct communication with Spirit as part of your personal path. Some of us need that, as I do. I can’t mediate healing in shamanic energy healing sessions if I am not able to communicate with Spirit. Others don’t, and it does not mean they are not very precise in their path. Being spiritual is about living your true self here on Earth.
Did you say YES to the door your child opened for you to reconnect to Spirit?