The best Christmas gift that you can give your children is the gift of "loving yourself".
2020 was a year that allowed humanity to witness the entire spectrum of emotions and perspectives.
From absolute despair to absolute bliss.
From absolute hopelessness to absolute liberation.
From absolute disgust to absolute gratitude.
From absolute shame to absolute compassion.
This is humanity.......
How's your connection with your child? Do you wish it was better?
Do you think; "If I had a better connection with them, maybe they'll listen more?"
Is there a quiet shame you hold within you when it comes to parenting?... It's as though you want to give the best of you to the ones you love, and yet you're not your best self when it comes to parenting.... and it's really hard...
"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.