Monday, August 19, 2013

Sending your child to school- !?

As Fall approaches, some of us are sending  our children off to school- kindergarten, a new year in another school, college- someplace without us!

This is tough but necessary.  The main thing to remember is- you are the parent----be brave!

You can cry afterward but present a "stiff upper lip" to your children. Send them with joy.

You want to empower them, not cripple them with fear.

They can do it! You did it. In fact, they can handle it better than you think they can.

So, Take a deep, deep breath and a big sigh. Release that top layer of fear.

Ground, center yourself.  Bring in a pillar of light from above your head.  Let it go all the way through you, to your feet.  Let it be wide enough to completely surround your body - a couple of feet wide.

Let it calm you, ground you, center you.  Be a pillar of strength.

Do this several times a day if you like, and don't forget to breathe.

Now, imagine, for a moment, that you see your child standing a few feet away from you.  Imagine they have a pillar of light surrounding them.  ( They do)

See how awesome they look all lit up?  Their light will grow brighter as they discover that they can succeed in many areas of their life. Exciting!

Trust in this.  Remember when you were a child and you were alright.

Your children are individuals on their own path, as are you.  You can support them, but you can't live every second of their lives for them and they don't want you to.

 From a distance, ask your child's guides to strengthen the light around him/her.  It will make you feel better.

What will you do with the extra head space you have as your child goes on his/her adventure? Imagine this time filled with nurturing for you, or perhaps accomplishing some goal you have been putting off.

When your child returns, you will both have new experiences to share.  So take it easy and good luck with this sometimes difficult passage.  Blessings to you- Lia